Case Filed on Behalf of Injured Jones Act Seaman
Arnold & Itkin Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Kyle Findley, Kala Sellers, and Adam Lewis recently filed a lawsuit against an offshore drilling company on behalf of a young Jones Act seaman who was seriously injured aboard a drillship. Our client was working on the drillship when another worker kicked a pipe, causing it to roll onto our client’s leg, shattering it. Our client was forced to seek emergency evacuation from the vessel and underwent surgery to insert a rod and pins in his leg.
It is the employer’s responsibility to provide a safe working environment and proper training for their crew. Our client's employer should be held accountable for failing to keep our client safe from another worker's negligence and for failing to maintain a safe environment aboard the vessel.
The Jones Act attorneys at Arnold & Itkin have a proven track record of holding these companies responsible, and we look forward to doing that for our client in this case.