Attorney Kurt Arnold and two other attorneys from Arnold & Itkin filed suit on behalf of an individual who was injured while working on a vessel that was docked in Port Fourchon, Louisiana on October of 2011. The seaman lost his left hand when his hand made contact with a large and dangerous unguarded blade inside the vessel's stack gas room. The case was filed against Edison Chouest Offshore, Inc. and Galliano Marine Services, LLC, the owner and operator of the vessel and the entity responsible for maintenance and cure, respectively. The case is pending in Duval County District Court.
Maritime workers face serious safety risks every day due to the dangerous nature of their work environment. Their employers are responsible to see that the employees are all adequately protected, but in many cases, employer negligence or carelessness results in the serious injury of offshore workers. A Houston personal injury attorney will be able to inform you of your rights as a seaman and evaluate your case, so if you were injured in an offshore accident, contact an offshore injury lawyer at Arnold & Itkin today.