A man working on a supply vessel is suing the boat's owner over injuries he suffered in an accident.
Elwood Lee filed a complaint July 10 in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana against Offshore Logistical and Transports LLC.
Lee was working as a Jones Act seaman on July 20, 2014, aboard the defendant's marine vessel Balty, when the lawsuit states an unspecified accident occurred, resulting in a knee injury that required surgery.
The defendant is cited with negligence for breaching its duty of reasonable care, maintaining an unseaworthy vessel and failing to provide a safe workplace, properly train its workers, take safety precautions, provide minimum safety standards, and provide adequate equipment and personnel for the job at issue.
The plaintiff allegedly suffered injury, pain and suffering, disability, lost wages and earning capacity, and medical expenses. Lee seeks unspecified damages, court costs and attorneys' fees.
The plaintiff is represented by Megan C. Misko, Daniel J. Poolson, Tammy D. Harris and Timothy J. Young of the Young Firm in New Orleans.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana case number 2:15-cv-02528-SM-JCW.