NEW ORLEANS – A workers' compensation insurer is suing after a construction worker allegedly suffered a broken leg when a forklift ran him over.
Luba Casualty Insurance Co. filed suit against Landis Construction Co. LLC, Louisiana Skilled Labor LLC and Brian Early in the Orleans Parish Civil District Court on Nov. 28, 2014.
On Aug. 11, 2014, the plaintiff, Jordan Williams who was covered by workers' compensation insurance by Luba Casualty Insurance Co., was allegedly hired by French Marked Ice Co., for a delivery to a Landis Construction site located at 425 Notre Dame in New Orleans. A forklift, operated by the defendant, Early, was purportedly scheduled to assist in the delivery. The plaintiff claims that while Williams was readying the delivery in the back of the truck Early ran over his foot with a forklift causing him to sustain fractures to his right and lower leg as a result of the incident.
The defendants are accused of failing to properly operate a forklift, failing to secure the area, failing to prevent workplace injuries, failing to adequately train its employees, failing to supervise its personnel, failing to provide a safe workplace and failing to warn of a dangerous condition.
The plaintiff is seeking damages for the reimbursement for workers compensation fees they paid out due to Williams' injuries.
The plaintiff is represented by John A. London III of the Law Office of John A. London III APLC.
The case has been assigned to Div. C Judge Sidney H. Cates IV.
Case no. 2014-11395.