Attorneys at Arnold & Itkin LLP have recently filed a Jones Act lawsuit on behalf of an injured seaman who received severe knee damages after an accident on the job. According to the victim he was standing on a barge as it was being pushed into Corpus Christi when the captain of the tug boat pushed the barge into a stationary object. As a result of the impact from the accident, the seaman sustained severe knee injuries that required him to have surgery. This lawsuit was filed in Nueces County, Texas.
While this victim's injury may not have been fatal, they still require much time away from work in order to deal with the surgery and recovery process. Not only can this time off of work result in substantial loss of wages, but the medical bills alone can quickly add up when a worker does not receive the necessary workers' compensation they deserve for an injury that was acquired while on the job. Carelessness and negligence are often times the causes of workplace accidents and injuries; one mistake can lead to the suffering of another individual.
In the event that you or someone you know was injured in an offshore accident, contact Arnold & Itkin today for the experienced maritime attorney you deserve on your side. Our firm is sufficiently prepared to handle a variety of cases that come our way, whether it is for an offshore injury or wrongful death, we are here for you. At Arnold & Itkin, we will make sure that your rights are protected and fought for, and we will help you seek the compensation you deserve after your wrongful injury. Time is of the essence, so contact our office today to discuss your case further and to schedule a free consultation.