Attorney Trent Shelton of Arnold & Itkin has filed suit in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana on behalf of an injured seaman.
Our client was working as a deckhand on a barge positioned on Coastal 21, but his employer failed to provide him with the proper equipment to carry out his responsibilities. He was severely injured because of this.
“Far too often we see Jones Act employers fail to keep a seaworthy vessel and provide their employees with the proper equipment to perform their job responsibilities,” stated attorney Shelton. “In this instance, it was no different. Our client's employer failed to provide him with the most basic tools to perform his job duties. As a result, our client seriously injured his rotator cuff and his back.”
When offshore companies and other maritime employers fail to uphold their duty to provide a safe working environment to their crews, they can be held accountable under the Jones Act and other applicable maritime laws. Our Jones Act lawyers are determined to help this deckhand get a fair and timely recovery for his injuries so he can rebuild and move on with his life.