$1.5 Million Recovered for Injured Longshoreman
In a recent case, Attorneys Cory Itkin, Jason Itkin, and Kelly Woods were successful in recovering a $1.5 million settlement on behalf of a longshoreman who sustained a severe back injury in a line handling incident. The injury was severe enough that our client required multiple back surgeries as treatment. Our client had been injured when carrying a mooring line alongside a dock to tie up a barge. While performing this task, the slack in the line had become tight—jerking our client backward.
The defendant argued that the line had only become tight because an employee of another company had let the line fall into the water. They also argued that our client would not have been injured if he had not improperly tied the line around his shoulder. Finally, they argued that our client had a long history of back injuries and thus had pre-existing injuries prior to this incident. The vessel owner’s doctor even accused our client of faking his injuries. Despite these charges, Cory and Jason were successful in winning a favorable settlement on behalf of our client.