Arnold & Itkin often is compelled to fight for young, lower-ranking workers. As roughnecks and deckhands have the toughest and most dangerous job on the rig, they are the ones who are commonly injured. Sadly, because of their low rank, they are also considered easily replaceable. People deserve better treatment, and Arnold & Itkin is the law firm that helps ensure they get it. This is certainly the case for our new case.
Our newest case is for a deckhand who was on his way to becoming a tankerman. He was attempting to operate a winch when the line went slack and made him fall. The fall injured his neck. His employer, Genesis Marine, instructed him to see the company doctors, who recommended that he return to work. A second opinion more than disagreed—the second doctor said our client may need surgery to correct his injuries.
In a just world, company doctors would provide the same exact care as independent doctors. Unfortunately, it’s not a just world—not without the help of attorneys. Our firm is eager to hold Genesis Maritime accountable for their treatment of our client, who was only looking to do his job well and climb the employment ladder. Instead, he was denied honest medical care. We have filed a case for the Mississippi worker under the Jones Act.