Injured worker's civil case slated for fall trial

David Yates May 3, 2012, 9:21am

This fall, plaintiff Hiawatha Ryan Jr. and defendants Hit Services and Fagen Inc. will go to trial over injures Ryan received while on the job.

Ryan's suit was filed Sept. 15 in Jefferson County District Court, even though he already received worker's compensation for the alleged injury.

On April 16 a discovery control plan order was entered in the case, calling for the case to be mediated before Sept. 17 or face an October 2012 trial.

The lawsuit alleges 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.

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

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

Adam Terrell of Weller, Green, Toups & Terrell in Beaumont represents him.

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

Case No. A190-918

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