Offshore employee files suit against maritime transport company

Harold B. Lott Jr. filed suit against Sea Horse Marine Inc. and submitted a request for a jury trial to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana on July 10, according to the Louisiana Record. Lott is an offshore oil well worker who claims he suffered injuries as a direct result of improperly trained Sea Horse employees.

While working for Woodgroup PSN on July 14, 2014, Lott fell onto a crew boat deck during a swing transfer to the Lanie Marie, the defendant’s vessel. According to the lawsuit, there was no crew member on the Lanie Marie to secure Lott during the transfer, which caused the accident and led to the plaintiff sustaining an injury to his right knee. The suit alleges that the Lanie Marie was operating with a skeleton crew of improperly trained employees.

In addition to compensation for the offshore injury, Lott is seeking compensation for continued pain and suffering, lost wages, a diminished earning capacity, disability, and medical expenses.

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