Offshore InjuryBlog

Jones Act Claim Filed for Rig Worker With an Injured Back

Arnold & Itkin LLP’s Jones Act attorneys recently filed a lawsuit on behalf of a seaman who hurt his back while working for Diamond Offshore. The roustabout was pulling drill collar slips without the proper assistance and needed back surgery to treat his injuries. The injured maritime worker resides in Alabama and has not been cleared to return to work by his surgeon.

Like many offshore workers, this young man has a family to support—and his career in the offshore industry could be cut short, thanks to the poor practices of his employer. His injury could have easily been prevented, but the employer’s insistence on maintaining productivity (despite lacking manpower) is ultimately what led to our client’s injury. He has already undergone back surgery, and could require more surgery in the future.

We don’t believe our client should have to cover for his employer’s negligence with his family’s future. Arnold & Itkin’s offshore attorneys look forward to helping another Jones Act seaman hold his company accountable for unsafe practices.

Arnold & Itkin filed the lawsuit in Harris County, Texas.

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