Arnold & Itkin File Lawsuit in Louisiana For Injured Seaman
On Wednesday afternoon, Arnold & Itkin, LLP maritime attorney Noah Wexler recently filed a lawsuit against Gulf Oceanic Marine Contractors. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of a Louisiana resident who was employed by the defendant. While working as a deckhand on a tug boat, the plaintiff slipped down a flight of stairs and suffered injuries to his neck, back and shoulder. Having already received shoulder surgery, his employer cut off his benefits – including maintenance and cure. Maintenance and cure are benefits for injured offshore workers that cover their medical costs and daily living expenses.
The plaintiff is seeking compensation for medical expenses and the loss of past and future wages.
The lawsuit alleges that the defendant failed to provide the plaintiff with a safe working environment and to provide the injured worker with adequate medical care.
The case was filed in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.