Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Kyle Findley, and another attorney from Arnold & Itkin were privileged to represent an injured Jones Act seaman who sustain lower back injuries while working offshore. His injury resulted in such harm that he was required to undergo surgery in order to repair the damages. With the combined efforts of the team at Arnold & Itkin, they were able to recover $550,000 on his behalf for his pain and suffering from the negligent employer.
The client claims that the employer was negligent in a number of a ways including not proving him with safety measures in order to move the heavy sacks, nor for the proper protective equipment for the employees as well as a lack of personnel helping lift the materials. The attorneys were able to prove this negligence and the client settled with the defendant for $550,000 just prior to his back surgery.