BATON ROUGE – A seaman alleges he was injured while working and has filed a suit for maintenance and cure benefits.
Darrin Rockett filed a complaint on Jan. 9 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana against Belle Chasse Marine Transportation LLC alleging that the vessel operator failed to provide a reasonably safe place to work.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Jan. 29, 2016, while he was employed working aboard defendant's M/V Mr. Fred, he experienced an accident that resulted in serious painful injuries to his head and other parts of his body. The plaintiff holds Belle Chasse Marine Transportation LLC responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to provide proper training and supervision, and failed to take any means or precautions for the safety of employees.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks compensation for all damages plus interest; costs; expert fees; past, present and future adequate maintenance and cure benefits; and for all other general and equitable relief. He is represented by Timothy J. Young, Tammy D. Harris and Megan C. Misko of The Young Law Firm in New Orleans.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana Case number 2:17-cv-00229