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Case Filed for Jones Act Seaman with Back Injuries

Arnold & Itkin is currently representing a Louisiana man who suffered injuries while working as a Jones Act seaman. Our client’s injuries stem from time spent on a jack-up rig in the Persian Gulf for an offshore drilling contractor. The seaman sustained severe injuries to his back and other parts of his body when his employer had him lift and move heavy materials without being provided with proper equipment to perform the work safely. Our client’s injuries worsened after the offshore drilling contractor kept him working on the vessel for an additional four days without proper medical treatment in an attempt to avoid reporting a lost-time incident.

When our client was eventually released from work to seek medical treatment in the United States, the company terminated his employment. No company should be allowed to sacrifice the health of their employees in the name of productivity. Arnold & Itkin's Jones Act attorneys are eager to hold this drilling company accountable for its actions and obtain the justice our client deserves.

Our attorneys filed the lawsuit in Harris County, Texas.