Offshore InjuryBlog

Case Filed for Louisiana Barge Worker

Vessel owners are responsible for ensuring that their boats, barges, or rigs are seaworthy and safe work environments. That means when they’re not—and someone is hurt as a result—they’re liable to pay for that worker’s medical care and other costs associated with the injury. When negligence is involved in these cases (and that’s too often the case) workers are entitled to other forms of compensation too, such as the costs of physical therapy or lost wages.

Our newest case was filed in East Baton Rouge Parish, and our client is a barge worker who was severely injured while working on the vessel’s rigging. Because the vessel owners did not maintain their barge adequately, the rigging snapped—leading to severe injuries to our client’s back and shoulders. Such an injury not only requires extensive medical care, but damages a worker’s ability to make a living or meet basic needs. That’s when our firm gets involved.

Arnold & Itkin has built our firm on fighting for workers like this one. We’re honored that our client has put his trust in us, and we will honor that trust by fighting for every penny he needs to recover.

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