$550,000 Recovered on Behalf of Injured Jones Act Seaman
Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Kyle Findley, and another attorney from Arnold & Itkin were able to reach a settlement on behalf of an injured Jones Act seaman who sustain serious back injuries while working offshore for his employer. The injuries were so devastating that it required him to undergo surgery in order to repair the damages sustained on the job. According to the reports of the plaintiff, his employer was negligent in a number of areas which resulted in his injury.
First, the plaintiff claims that his employer did not adequately provide him with a safe means of moving the 100 pound sacks of drilling material. The second factor includes the fact that his company did not offer the personnel the proper equipment to conduct the job, nor did they provide the necessary amount of people needed to handle the task properly. Thus, lifting the materials resulted in the victim’s injury of his lower back. The case was settled for $550,000 just prior to the plaintiff’s lower back surgery.