Offshore InjuryBlog

Lawsuit Filed on Behalf of Ammonia-Exposed Seaman

Offshore workers face some of the most dangerous and demanding work in all of American industry, which is why it’s no surprise that laws exist exclusively to protect them from unsafe work environments. As maritime injury attorneys, we are always looking for ways to protect offshore workers from the abuses and accidents that have become far too common.

Our newest client was doing his duties aboard a vessel when a gas line ruptured near him, exposing him to high volumes of ammonia gas. When he inhaled the gas, he suffered severe injuries to his throat and respiratory system—rendering him unable to speak. He also suffered serious neck injuries from attempting to get away from the ammonia vapors.

Arnold & Itkin worked quickly to file a Jones Act claim on his behalf, which will hopefully hold his supervisor, his employer, and the ship’s owners accountable for their parts in his injuries. Our goal is to make sure he receives high-quality medical attention and compensation for his lost wages (and his potential inability to work in the future).

We believe this case was as preventable as it was tragic. While the at-fault parties failed in their duty to keep our client safe, we will fight to secure justice and financial support on his behalf.

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