Laborer who received worker's comp sues

David Yates Sep. 21, 2011, 11:43am

Although he already received worker's compensation for an on-the-job injury, Hiawatha Ryan Jr. has filed suit against Hit Services and Fagen Inc.

The suit was filed Sept. 15 in Jefferson County District Court.

According to the lawsuit, Ryan was injured on Oct. 10, 2009, while in the employment of Safety First � a company subcontracted by the defendants at the time of the incident.

However, the suit does not state how Ryan was injured and only alleges that the defendants were negligent for failing to discover the dangerous condition that resulted in his injury.

The suit also states that Ryan received worker's comp and medical benefits following the incident.

The plaintiff is suing for his alleged past and future medical expenses, mental anguish, pain, impairment, disfigurement and lost wages, plus all court costs.

He is represented by B. Adam Terrell of Weller, Green, Toups & Terrell in Beaumont.

Judge Bob Wortham, 58th District Court, has been assigned to the case.

Case No. A190-918

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