Lawsuit Filed for Jones Act Seaman Injured on Barge

by | Sep 3, 2019 | Civil litigation, Firm News, Maritime Law

Spagnoletti Law Firm recently filed suit on behalf of an injured deckhand who was hurt when he slipped on a barge.  During the incident, the deckhand slipped and fell between two barges that were in his vessel’s tow.  He sustained life altering injuries as a result.

The lawsuit alleges that Cooper/Ports America, LLC, Cooper/T. Smith Stevedoring Company, Inc., Cooper Marine & Timberlands Corp., and Cooper Timberlands, Inc. provided an unseaworthy vessel, and were negligent by:

(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

The injured worker is represented by Marcus R. Spagnoletti and Eric J. Rhine.

Slip and falls are a known risk on an offshore platform or vessel.  These risks must be taken into account before life-altering accidents occur.  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 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.