Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Kyle Findley, and another attorney from Arnold & Itkin have filed suit on behalf of an injured Jones Act seaman who sustained injuries on the job on two separate occasions. The plaintiff experienced his first injury after being instructed to manually lift heavy equipment with other crew members on board in order to pull out equipment that was deployed underwater. Due to the extreme weight of the equipment, and the lack of any mechanical assistance, the Plaintiff tore his bicep, resulting in such severe injuries that he was required to undergo surgery to repair the damages. Upon receiving approval from his doctor to return to work, he and other crewman were then directed by the employer to yet again lift heavy equipment, this time with mechanical assistance. Unfortunately, the equipment placed such force onto his torso, that the Plaintiff then suffered multiple rib breaks. Arnold & Itkin filed suit on his behalf, and the case is pending in Harris County, TX.
Jones Act claims are a unique form of legal process for workers who were hurt while on the job as a seaman. This takes the unique knowledge of an attorney especially in offshore injuries, and this can be found by the attorneys at Arnold & Itkin. We have the needed experience to help our clients fight for their rights and obtain the proper compensation after a workplace accident and subsequent injury due to the negligence of another person while on the job. If you have been injured in a similar situation, please contact our firm immediately to begin discussing the possible courses of action to take against those responsible for your injury. We will do whatever it takes to represent you before the court and help you seek a favorable outcome to your case. Contact us today for the Houston offshore injury attorney you deserve!