Louisiana Maritime Lawyer Noah Wexler recently filed a Jones Act lawsuit on behalf of a seaman from Bogalusa, Louisiana. The plaintiff, a deckhand, slipped and fell down a set of stairs on a tug boat and severely injured his shoulder, neck, and back. He already had shoulder surgery, but his employer cut off all his benefits (including for maintenance and cure). The Jones Act requires employers to pay maintenance and cure benefits to injured seaman to cover day-to-day living expenses and medical costs.
Among other things, the lawsuit alleges that the deckhand's employer Gulf Oceanic Marine Contractors, Inc failed to provide a safe work environment and to provide adequate medical treatment. The plaintiff is seeking damages for medical expenses, lost wages and loss of future earning capacity.
The case was filed in federal court in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Arnold & Itkin is proud to help another injured offshore worker get the medical treatment he needs and the compensation he deserves.