Lawsuit Filed for Jones Act Seaman after Slip and Fall on Offshore Supply Vessel

by | Sep 2, 2019 | Civil litigation, Maritime Law, Personal Injury

Spagnoletti Law Firm recently filed suit on behalf of a Jones Act seaman who sustained serious injuries while working on the offshore supply vessel Youngs Tide.  The worker was injured when he slipped on the deck of the vessel while performing rigging operations.  Now, he requires treatment through no fault of his own.  It is unclear if he will ever return to his prior level of employment.  The lawsuit brings claims against Tidewater Inc. and Tidewater GOM Inc. arising out of the incident.  The lawsuit alleges that the Tidewater Defendants were negligent in:

(a) failing to provide proper and adequate equipment to perform the job;
(b) failing to maintain the vessel and her appurtenances and/or equipment in a safe and reasonable state of repair;
(c) failing to take reasonable precautions for Plaintiff’s safety;
(d) failing to provide Plaintiff with a reasonably safe place to work, including failing to provide proper equipment and sufficient crew

The suit also seeks maintenance and cure benefits and brings a claim for the unseaworthiness of the Youngs Tide.

The injured seaman is represented by Spagnoletti Law Firm attorneys Marcus R. Spagnoletti and Eric J. Rhine.

It goes without saying that maritime companies must maintain safe vessels.  Safe maritime and offshore companies must exercise precaution to ensure that slip, trip and fall risks are minimized on their ships.

Our attorneys have extensive experience in maritime personal injury litigation and the skills needed to represent seamen who have been seriously injured as a result of the negligence of another party. Spagnoletti Law Firm has lawyers admitted to practice in Texas, Florida and New York, and has handled maritime lawsuits throughout the country.  The firm has filed and litigated numerous lawsuits involving slip and fall incidents on vessels.

The experienced maritime attorneys at Spagnoletti Law Firm can help you understand your rights under the Jones Act. There are strict and short time limits on making claims related to vessel accidents, so please contact us online or call 713-804-9306 or to learn more about your rights.