BELLEVILLE – An Illinois seaman alleges he was injured when he attempted to lift heavy rigging equipment.
Terrence Williams filed a complaint on July 14 in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against Inland Marine Service Inc. alleging negligence.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Nov. 5, 2014, he was working on the defendant's boat on the Mississippi River near East Cardondelet when he was severely and permanently injured while lifting and carrying heavy sets of rigging equipment.
He alleges he has suffered physical and mental pain, loss wages and became obligated to pay large bills for medical services.
The plaintiff alleges Inland Marine Service failed to provide proper training and adequate assistance to complete the task and failed to provide adequate assistance to safely lift and carry the rigging.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks damages of more than $50,000, plus costs of this suit.
He is represented by Nathan C. Lanier of Nelson & Nelson Attorney at Law PC in Belleville.
St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 17-L-369