Spagnoletti Law Firm recently filed suit on behalf of a young man who was injured while working on Kirby Inland Marine’s vessel the Capt. Thomas Paul. The worker was injured when he followed instructions given to him by the captain of the vessel and attempted to throw a line onto a barge. Now, he requires substantial medical treatment. It is unknown if he will ever be able to return to the level of work he held before the incident.
It can be dangerous to work in any profession when instructions are not safely given regarding work to be performed, but it is especially so when working on a vessel. Safe employers must ensure that their workers understand every step of the job to be performed, so that it may be accomplished in a safe manner. When employers fail to do this, catastrophic injuries can result.
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 713-659-0257 or 877-678-5864 to learn more about your rights.