A man working on a vessel owned by the Ensco Offshore Co. has filed a lawsuit against the company after being injured on the job. Allegedly, a pallet that was being lifted fell on him while aboard the Ensco 82. The man, a Mississippi resident, suffered head and spinal injuries.
The original petition claims the Ensco Offshore Co. were negligent in the accident and that the vessel was not seaworthy at the time of the incident. In addition to the physical injuries incurred by the plaintiff there is a claim he has experienced mental anguish and a loss of wages. In total, the lawsuit seeks to claim $75,000 in damages.
The lawsuit was filed on the first of December 2010 in the Galveston Division of the Southern District of Texas. The alleged injury took place back in May 2010.
This incident is particularly relevant to Charleston job injury lawyers because the port of Charleston is large economic force in the area, employing many people. But, while it provides job opportunities, work as a seaman, longshoreman, and harbor work in general is dangerous and often leads to serious injuries and even death.