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Arnold & Itkin File Jones Act Case for Injured Seaman

At Arnold & Itkin, we pride ourselves on providing dedicated and zealous legal service to injury victims. That is why our maritime injury lawyers have recently filed a Jones Act case on behalf of an injured seaman from Beckville, Texas. While working on a pipelay barge off the coast of Brazil, the worker suffered injuries to his back. He was moving equipment on the undermanned vessel when the injuries occurred.

The man went to his employer to discuss his injuries, however, his employer not only refused to get him any medical treatment, but also declined to even talk with him. Due to these actions, the injured man sought out Arnold & Itkin for legal assistance with his case. We are prepared to help him pursue the damages he deserves for his injuries and look forward to helping yet another offshore worker get the fair treatment they are entitled to.

What will be included in the suit?

Due to the nature of the injuries and the response of the defendant, we will not only be seeking medical damages, but also maintenance and care in regards to punitive damages. There was a failure to properly supervise and train the crew of the vessel, as well as a lack of proper safety equipment for employees. Not only that, but the unseaworthy vessel was being operated without enough crew members.

Due to this negligence from the defendant, our client suffered physical pain, mental anguish, and serious medical complications. We will fight to obtain these damages as well as the loss of past and future earnings.

The lawsuit was filed in Harris County, Texas.

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