Doyle LLP Trial Lawyers has filed suit against Candy Fleet, LLC (Candy Fleet) for negligence of a Jones’ Act employer and the negligence and unseaworthiness of two of the fleet’s vessels. Plaintiff experienced injuries while working aboard ships operated by Candy Fleet and seeks recompense.
In December 2014, our client, a deckhand employed by Candy Fleet, was ordered to clean the engine room using the chemical substance AlumaBrite. In the course of duty, Plaintiff received injuries from contact with AlumaBrite to the skin, respiratory system, and digestive system. Candy Fleet failed to provide any training or supervision regarding use of AlumaBrite, and furthermore lacked adequate safety equipment necessary to complete the task. Candy Fleet failed to properly man the vessel as well, contributing as a cause to this incident.
In addition, our client later returned to work on vessels operated by Candy Fleet only to be assigned to pull line with insufficient equipment and lack of manned support on the vessel. These facts further indicate the negligent and unseaworthy condition present on these vessels. These conditions qualify as violations of applicable laws of the United States of America regarding seafaring vessels.
The conditions present on these vessels indicate that Candy Fleet is liable for negligence and in strict liability. The conditions in which Plaintiff was forced to labor under have left our client with significant injuries entitling Plaintiff to payment of medical care and other damages.
If you or someone you know was injured while working offshore do not hesitate to contact Doyle LLP Trial Lawyers. Our team of experienced attorneys has expertise and results in these types of maritime legal cases.