NEW ORLEANS – A seaman claims his back and neck were injured because of the unsafe work environment on a ship.

Kelly Potts filed a complaint on Nov. 7 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana against Jantran Inc. alleging that the employer breached its legal duty of reasonable care owed to plaintiff.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on June 6, 2016, he was employed by defendant as a Jones Act seaman aboard the M/V El Paso when he experienced an accident that resulted in serious injuries to his body. He alleges he was caused to suffer pain, disability, medical expenses and lost wages and benefits. The plaintiff holds Jantran Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to properly train and supervise its employees, failed to maintain a seaworthy vessel and failed to provide minimum safety requirements.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks compensation for all damages, plus interest, all costs and expert fees, maintenance and cure benefits and all other general and equitable relief. He is represented by Timothy J. Young, Tammy D. Harris, Megan C. Misko and Daniel J. Poolson Jr. of The Young Law Firm in New Orleans.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana Case number 2:16-cv-16160

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