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Jones Act Seaman Falls, Gets Injured On Slippery Deck

Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Jason Itkin, Caj Boatright, Roland Christensen, and Trent Shelton filed a Jones Act claim on behalf of a Louisiana man who was seriously injured while working as a seaman. The owner of the vessel and our client’s employer failed to take basic steps to ensure that the crewmembers had a safe and seaworthy vessel to perform their duties. Specifically, the employer failed to install a nonskid deck, which is standard to prevent maritime accidents.

As a result of the employer/vessel owner’s failure, our client sustained severe injuries to his back and other parts of his body when he slipped and fell on the deck floor. His injuries have necessitated costly medical care, putting his financial future at risk. Arnold & Itkin LLP is eager to hold the defendant accountable for its actions and get the justice our client deserves.

The lawsuit has been filed in East Baton Rouge Parish.


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