NEW ORLEANS – A Louisiana seaman says his former employer, Diamond Offshore Management, is liable for his work-related injuries.

Jerry L. Sands filed a lawsuit Nov. 23 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana against Diamond Offshore Management Co., alleging violations of the Jones Act, which governs compensation for maritime workers.

According to the complaint, Sands suffered injuries to his back and other areas while working aboard the marine vessel Ocean Ambassador on Aug. 16. Sands claims his injuries are a result of Diamond neglecting to maintain the Ambassador’s seaworthiness and not providing a safe work environment. The suit says his injuries have left him unfit to return to work.

Sands seeks compensatory damages for his pain and suffering, loss of wages and reduced earning capacity, past and future disability and medical expenses. He is represented by attorneys Timothy J. Young, Tammy D. Harris, Megan C. Misko and Daniel J. Poolson Jr. of The Young Firm in New Orleans.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District Case number 2:15-cv-06260

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