NEW ORLEANS – A seaman alleges he was injured on the job.
Don Knight filed a complaint on April 13 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana against Gulfmark Offshore Inc. alleging that the employer failed to provide a safe and seaworthy vessel.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Jan. 7, he was injured while executing regular duties and procedures pursuant to the instructions from his supervisors onboard the vessel Orleans. The accident occurred when the captain onboard allegedly grabbed him and negligently jerked him about injuring his neck, head, low back and other parts of his body. The plaintiff holds Gulfmark Offshore Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to provide a reasonably safe place to work, failed to take a reasonable precautions, failed to properly supervise and failed to provide proper safety equipment.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendant for such damages as are reasonable in the premises, legal interest from the date of injury until paid and for all costs of these proceedings, and all other just and equitable relief. He is represented by Jim S. Hall and Joseph W. Rausch of Jim Hall & Associates in Metairie.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana Case number 2:16-cv-02993