Rowan Cos. Inc. employee alleges hand injuries were a result of unsafe work environment

By Lhalie Castillo | May 5, 2017

NEW ORLEANS – A Mississippi seaman alleges his employer failed to maintain a safe place to work and caused his injuries.

Steven Hicks filed a complaint on April 25 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana against Rowan Cos. Inc. alleging that the vessel owner failed to provide a safe place to work.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on July 12, 2014, he was working as a member of the crew on board the drill ship owned by defendant, the Rowan Resolute, when he sustained serious and permanent injuries to his hand and fingers. The plaintiff holds Rowan Cos. Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to properly supervise the tasks being performed and failed to adequately train the plaintiff.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks damages in the full sum of $750,000, costs of these proceedings and all other general, equitable maritime relief. He is represented by Randy J. Ungar of Randy J. Ungar Law Office in Metairie and George W. Healy IV of George W. Healy IV & Associates in Gulfport, Mississippi.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana Case number 2:17-cv-03857

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