Lawsuit Filed Following Incident on Offshore Vessel

by | May 27, 2021 | Civil litigation, Maritime Law, Offshore accidents, Personal Injury

Spagnoletti Law Firm recently filed suit on behalf of a worker who sustained severe physical injuries on Offshore Oil Services, Inc.’s supply vessel the ANNA M.  At the time, the vessel was moored to a platform in the Gulf of Mexico.  The Plaintiff was monitoring equipment on the back deck of the vessel when the line securing the boat to the platform popped.  The rope recoiled due to the tension, hit a welding machine and violently struck Plaintiff in the head, right shoulder, and right hand.  The lawsuit brings claims against Offshore Oil Services arising out of the incident.

The lawsuit alleges Offshore Oil Services was negligent in the following ways:

(a) failing to properly supervise the 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, including failing to provide proper equipment and sufficient crew;
(e) failing to exercise stop work authority;
(f) failing to perform adequate safety meetings and analyses to identify and minimize the risk to Plaintiff and others;
(g) failing to assess weather conditions prior to beginning the work;
(h) failing to properly train the crew on the vessel;
(i) failing to provide Plaintiff with a reasonably safe place to work, including failing to provide proper equipment and sufficient crew;
(j) violating applicable Coast Guard, OSHA, and/or other regulations.

The injured worker is represented by Marcus Spagnoletti and Eric Rhine.

Spagnoletti Law Firm has attorneys licensed in Texas, Florida, and New York.  We have handled numerous cases involving complex litigation in both federal and state court across the country.  Our attorneys have extensive experience in litigation of personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits.  Our attorneys have the skills needed to aggressively represent the families of loved ones or those who have been seriously injured during an offshore accident.

The experienced attorneys at Spagnoletti Law Firm can help you understand your rights if you or a loved one was seriously injured or died as a result of injuries on an offshore supply vessel. Please contact us online or call 713-804-9306 or 877-678-5864 to learn more about your legal rights.