A seaman is suing his employer alleging negligence in regard to an unstipulated 2015 workplace event.

Christopher Raver sued All Coast LLC in the U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of Louisiana on Aug. 21, alleging negligence in an unspecified August 2015 workplace accident which he asserts caused him injuries to his back and other parts of his body while performing work duties.

The suit states that Raver was rendered unfit for duty following an undetermined Aug. 15 incident and remains incapable of returning to duty as a seaman.

According to the suit, the defendant breached its duty of reasonable care by failing to provide a safe workplace with trained and supervised personnel, adequate equipment and safety procedures.

The plaintiff requests maintenance and cure for past, present and future physical, mental and emotional pain and suffering, loss of wages, benefits and earning capacity, physical disability, medical expenses.

Raver requests compensatory, special, general damages and punitive damages in the event of noncompliance for maintenance and cure, pre- and post-judgment interest, attorneys' fees, expenses and court costs, the plaintiff is represented by Timothy Young, Tammy Harris, Megan Misko and Daniel Poolson of The Young Firm in New Orleans.

U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of Louisiana case number 2:15-cv-03698-JTM-DEK.

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