Doyle LLP Files Jones Act Lawsuit against Helix Energy

Doyle LLP has filed a Jones Act and general maritime lawsuit against Helix Energy on behalf of an injured seaman. The seaman suffered three knee injuries onboard the defendant’s vessel.

In January 2011, June 2012 and August 2012, the plaintiff was involved in three incidents where he slipped resulting in injuries to his right knee. In each case the surface was maintained in an unseaworthy condition and not fit for its intended purpose.

Helix Energy was the owner and/or operator of M/V Q4000 and responsible for its dangerous and unseaworthy conditions, which caused the plaintiff’s injuries. The dangerous and defective condition of the vessel violated applicable laws and regulations of the United States of America for vessels, and accordingly Helix Energy is liable for negligence, negligence per se, and in strict liability.

Further, Helix Energy, as the responsible party, has an obligation of maintenance and cure. The company has failed to provide and continue to breach their obligations of timely maintenance and cure payments to the plaintiff.

Doyle stands behind this client in his fight against a company refusing to honor their obligation of safety. The lack of maintenance and cure is further evidence of a company’s disregard of laws set forth to protect injured seaman.

If you or someone you love has been injured on a rig, please contact the attorneys of Doyle.