Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Kyle Findley, and another attorney from Arnold & Itkin have filed a lawsuit in the Southern District of Texas, Galveston Division on behalf of a longshoreman worker who was injured on the job. Due to dangerously slippery conditions on the victim's vessel, the man slipped and fell over 20 feet off of the deck. As a result of the fall he sustained severe injuries in many areas of his body including fractures in both his ankle and his wrist. According to reports, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has already held the defendants accountable for severe violations on the vessel; giving them both citations and fines for their errors. These violations specifically cited them for the slippery conditions on the vessel and they also addressed the concern that the company failed to have the necessary railing in order to prevent falls for those who trip in the area.
Longshoremen injuries can not only affect the way of life for the injured individual, but it can also affect their ability to accomplish the tasks required for their job. Not only will this victim have to spend time recovering from his injuries but he will also have to deal with the many costs that come along with an injury. Medical bills are likely to add up quickly, and he may also suffer from loss of wages because of the time that is taken off of work for recovery. The legal team at Arnold & Itkin will seek to fight aggressively on their clients behalf in order to recover the compensation that is rightfully his after his wrongful injuries. If you or a loved one have been injured in a similar situation, contact the firm today for the Houston offshore injury attorney that you deserve to have on your side.