Jones Act Suit Filed on Behalf of Injured Worker
Maritime attorneys at Arnold & Itkin LLP have filed a Jones Act suit on behalf of an injured tankerman who was severely injured while on the job. This victim claims that he the barge he was working on was being pushed into pork at Corpus Christi and he was standing on it at the time the captain pushed the barge directly into a stationary object. The impact of this collision resulted in the tankerman incurring severe knee injuries that required him to undergo surgery. His case was filed in Nueces County, Texas.
Offshore injuries, are unfortunately very common for those who work in this profession; as offshore workers are continually in dangerous environments. However, in many cases these injure that occur as a result of the negligent acts of other employees and at time the employers themselves. Offshore injuries are in many cases preventable, had the proper procedures for safety and efficiency been implemented. In many cases, though this does not occur, and individuals are severely injured if not killed. Fortunately for the tankerman victim, his life was not taken from him; that however, does not mean he isn't suffering.
After an offshore injury the victim will likely not only experience their own pain and suffering, but they will also have to endure the financial pains of extensive medical bills, lost wages, and more. As a result the team at Arnold & Itkin has committed themselves to helping those who have been wrongfully injured, helping them to fight for the compensation they deserve. We understand how difficult this time can be which is why we will stop at nothing to make sure that our clients receive the representation they deserve. If you or someone you know has been placed in a similar situation, please do not hesitate in contacting our firm to learn more about how we can help you.