Lawsuit Filed on behalf of Injured Jones Act Seaman

by | Feb 27, 2021 | Civil litigation

Spagnoletti Law Firm recently filed suit on behalf of a Jones Act seaman who was injured while working for Chet Morrison Contractors.  The worker was injured when he slipped on the deck 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 Chet Morrison Contractors, LLC arising out of the incident.  The lawsuit alleges that the company was negligent in:

(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 perform adequate safety meetings and analyses to identify and minimize the risk to Plaintiff and others;
(e) failing to assess the conditions on board the vessel;
(f) failing to provide Plaintiff with a reasonably safe place to work, including failing to provide proper equipment and sufficient crew.

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.

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 Chet Morrison 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 877-678-5864 to learn more about your rights.