Case Filed on Behalf of an Injured Jones Act Seaman
Arnold & Itkin filed suit in Dutchess County, New York on behalf of a Jones Act seaman injured on the Hudson River. The employer responsible for the work accident refused to provide our client access to the medical treatment he needs for his injuries. It is the employers’ responsibility to ensure that he receives the medical treatment and compensation he needs.
Under the Jones Act, employers are required to compensate workers for medical care, an economic loss such as lost wages, and loss of fringe benefits caused due to the employer’s negligence. It is the employer’s responsibility to maintain a safe work environment for their workers. This is not how seamen should be treated, and the Jones Act attorneys at Arnold & Itkin will work to hold his employer accountable.