Spagnoletti Law Firm recently filed suit on behalf of a Jones Act seaman who was injured while working for REC Marine Logistics on the vessel the Dominic S. The vessel is owned by REC Boats. The worker was injured when the Captain was backing the vessel up to an offshore platform to be tied off. Unfortunately, the Captain failed to maintain control of the vessel, which struck the platform, and the Plaintiff was thrown to the deck as a result. Now, he requires substantial medical treatment through no fault of his own.
It goes without saying that a Captain approaching a platform with his vessel must exercise precaution to ensure that a collision does not occur. Considerations also have to be made for the weather conditions and waves present at the location. Approaching a platform without consideration for the environment can place everyone on board the vessel in danger. Safe maritime operators must ensure that their Captains 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.