SE Texas Record

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Galley hand seeks $3 million from Hornbeck Offshore Services over fall on stairs

Federal Court

By Carrie Bradon | Aug 14, 2019


GALVESTON – A Louisiana man is suing the owner of a vessel he was working aboard after he slipped and fell on the stairs.

Carlos Knox filed a complaint on in the Galveston Division of the Southern District of Texas against Hornbeck Offshore Services LLC alleging unseaworthiness, violation of the Jones Act and negligence.

The plaintiff alleges was working in the course of his employment on Aug. 10, 2018, when he slipped on stairs on the vessel he was aboard and suffered injuries to his head and back. The suit states the plaintiff was employed by Encore Catering as a galley hand aboard the defendant's ship.

The plaintiff alleges the defendant failed to provide a reasonably safe place to work.

The plaintiff is seeking relief up to $3 million, trial by jury and other relief deemed fit. The plaintiff is represented by Eric J. Rhine of Spagnoletti Law Firm in Houston.

Galveston Division of the Southern District of Texas case number 3:19-CV-00181

Want to get notified whenever we write about U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas Galveston Division ?

Sign-up Next time we write about U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas Galveston Division, we'll email you a link to the story. You may edit your settings or unsubscribe at any time.

Organizations in this Story

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas Galveston Division

More News