Lawsuit Filed for Jones Act Seaman after Fall on Vessel

by | Apr 15, 2020 | Civil litigation, Maritime Law, Personal Injury

Spagnoletti Law Firm recently filed suit on behalf of a Jones Act seaman who was injured while working on a vessel, the Scott R. Wilson.  The worker was injured when he tripped on a hose which was left out on the deck of the vessel.  He now requires medical treatment in an attempt to resolve numerous injuries.  It is unclear if he will ever return to work on vessels.  The lawsuit brings claims against Blessey Marine Service and Blessey Enterprises, the owner and operator of the vessel.  The lawsuit alleges that the two Blessey Defendants were negligent in:

(a) failing to provide proper and adequate crew on the vessel;
(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 Plaintiff is represented by 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.  When workers are careless, and leave hazards out on the deck of a vessel, incidents like this one can occur.  Housekeeping on board offshore vessels is a necessary way to minimize risks of an incident like this one.

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 vessel slip and trip accidents.

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.