HOUSTON – A Louisiana seaman alleges he was injured while working on a vessel owned by Houston companies because of a rug or mat.
John L. Holliday Jr. filed a complaint on Jan. 9 in the Galveston County District Court against Edison Chouest Offshore, et al. alleging negligence.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Dec. 29, 2018, he was a member of a crew working at defendants' C-Carrier vessel when he slipped on a rug or mat on the stairway of the main deck. He alleges he sustained injuries to his back and other parts of the body in the fall.
The plaintiff holds Edison Chouest Offshore, et al. responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to provide proper and adequate equipment to perform his job, failed to take reasonable precautions for his safety and denied payment for maintenance and cure benefits or unreasonably delayed them.
The plaintiff seeks actual, exemplary and punitive damages; interest; costs; attorney's fees and all other relief to which he is entitled. He is represented by Marcus Spagnoletti of Spagnoletti Law Firm in Houston.
Galveston County District Court case number 2019-01619