NEW ORLEANS – A seaman alleges he was injured while working because his employer failed to provide adequate equipment.
Gerald Carter filed a complaint on March 28 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana against Parker Towing Co. Inc. alleging negligence.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Oct. 28, 2016, he was employed by defendant as a Jones Act Seaman aboard the M/V Huckabee when he experienced an accident that resulted in serious painful injuries to his back and other parts of his body. He alleges he has suffered physical and mental pain, loss of wages and fringe benefits and medical expenses. The plaintiff holds Parker Towing Co. Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to provide a reasonably safe place to work and failed to provide adequate equipment for the job.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks all damages, together with legal interest, all costs and expert fees, adequate maintenance and cure benefits 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-02634