NEW ORLEANS – A seaman alleges he was injured because his employer maintained an unseaworthy vessel.
James Compton filed a complaint on March 17 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana against Moncla Cos. LLC alleging negligence.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Feb. 29, 2016, he was employed by defendant as a Jones Act Seaman aboard the Rig No. 103, The Gator, when he experienced an accident which resulted in serious painful injuries, physical and mental pain, loss of wages and benefits and medical expenses. The plaintiff holds Moncla Cos. LLC responsible because the defendant allegedly negligently created and maintained an unseaworthy vessel, failed to properly train and supervise him and failed to provide maintenance and cure benefits.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks to recover all damages to which he is entitled, plus interest and 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-02258