Case Filed for Injured Fisherman
Arnold & Itkin’s Jones Act lawyers are currently representing a fisherman who sustained injuries while performing the duties of his job. The fisherman was forced to perform dangerous tasks on rough seas with an inexperienced crew. Our client’s employer failed to provide the foundations of a safe work environment, and he is now unfairly suffering because of this.
Too often, we see Gulf Coast fishermen injured because their employers care more about profits than safety. Fishing and shrimping companies have the same duties to their seamen as all other maritime companies. The Jones Act is designed to protect the American maritime industry and provide workers with the ability to recover losses after suffering from negligence.
Arnold & Itkin will fight to make sure our client is compensated in the way he deserves to be as a Jones Act seaman. We won’t accept less than he needs, just as we’ve done in the past to recover billions of dollars on behalf of clients.
We filed this case in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana.