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Jones Act claimant alleges disabling injuries from accident aboard offshore drilling rig

By Louisiana Record reports | Jan 20, 2015


NEW ORLEANS – An offshore drilling company is being sued by an employee who claims he was severely injured in an on the job injury.

Bobby Clay filed suit against ENSCO Offshore Company and ENSCO Incorporated in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana on Oct. 31.

Clay has filed a Jones Act lawsuit claiming that on Aug. 7, 2013 he was working for ENSCO Offshore Company on a submersible offshore drilling rig when he was injured in an on the job accident. The plaintiff alleges that he received severe and disabling injuries in the incident.

The defendant is accused of negligence.

An unspecified amount in damages is sought for loss of income, medical expenses, painful and disabling injuries, lost wages and medical expenses.

Clay is represented by Frank E. Lamothe III of New Orleans-based Lamothe Law Firm LLC.

The case has been assigned to U.S. Federal Judge Eldon E. Fallon.

Case no. 2:14-cv-02508.

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