Jones Act Lawsuit Filed for Injured Seaman

by | Jan 13, 2021 | Civil litigation

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 Capt Rod.  The vessel is owned by REC Boats.  The worker was injured during cargo operations, when the injured seaman was pinned between the crane’s cargo basket and the side of the vessel.  Now, he requires substantial medical treatment through no fault of his own.  It is unclear if he will ever return to work offshore.  The lawsuit brings claims against REC Marine Logistics, REC Boats, GOL, Cox Operating, and Dynamic Production Services arising out of the incident.

It goes without saying that any time crane operations are underway, it requires every party to perform their job as safely as possible.  Safe maritime and offshore companies must exercise precaution to ensure that injuries do not occur during a crane lift.  Considerations also have to be made for the weather conditions and waves present during the lift.  Safe operators must ensure that everyone involved: captains, riggers, the crane operator, and all signalmen, understand every step of the lift 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 firm has filed and litigated numerous lawsuits against REC Marine Logistics arising out of vessel 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.