Arnold & Itkin LLP offshore injury attorneys have recently filed a Jones Act suit on behalf of an injured worker. The plaintiff was an Oceaneering employee who incurred severe back injuries after falling off of a catwalk on the MSV OLYMPIC INTERVENTION IV. Lawyers at the firm are pleased to represent this victim who wrongfully suffered while working offshore, and they aim to pursue the necessary financial compensation for the victim for the damages associated with the accident. This case was filed by Arnold & Itkin in Harris County, Texas.
Jones Act seaman who suffer from any form of illness or personal injury as a result of the negligence or unseaworthiness while working on board of a vessel may be eligible to receive compensation for their suffering. Victims of these wrongful acts will often file a Jones Act claim, which is similar to workers compensation benefits given to land workers, though it will be much more valuable in regards of the financial settlement that the injured worker will receive. However, proving your injury may be a difficult task, which is why having a skilled Houston offshore injury lawyer on your side is so valuable.
Due to the dangerous environment that workers of the maritime industry are continually place in, the responsibility of the employers is all the more essential. Fortunately, the Jones Act Claim was enacted in order to protect these very workers who are placing their lives at risk on a daily basis. In the event that you are a victim of an offshore injury or illness caused by the negligence during your course of employment on the vessel, please do not hesitate in contacting Arnold & Itkin LLP today for more information about filing a claim. We would love to walk with you step by step in order to obtain the compensation that is rightfully yours.