Jones Act Law Suit
On June 15, 2017, Doyle LLP Trial Lawyers filed a Jones Act and general maritime law suit on behalf of its client who was injured during welding operations. The case was filed in Harris County District Court in Houston, Texas.
The suit alleges that Doyle LLP’s Client suffered an injury while working aboard an offshore vessel, the L/B Jill. On the date of the incident, Doyle LLP’s client was onboard the L/B Jill and welding a tip on a cement-filled rod, when the rod malfunctioned and pulled his arm and shoulder, causing him to suffer serious injuries to his arm and shoulder that have resulted in one surgery to date. The injury was due to a malfunction and defect of the vessel, as well as poor maintenance of the vessel, improper tools and safety equipment, and improper hiring, training, and supervision of its employees.
The suit alleges negligence under the Jones Act and unseaworthiness under the general maritime law. The Jones Act is a special law that protects offshore workers who work as members of a crew of a vessel. In the suit, Doyle LLP is seeking past and future lost wages, past and future medical expenses, mental anguish, pain and suffering, physical impairment, and other damages allowed by law.
Doyle LLP’s lawyers have years of experience in representing crewmembers and offshore workers in Jones Act and general maritime law cases. If you or someone close to you has been injured while working offshore or on a vessel, please contact our office for an evaluation of your rights under the Jones Act or general maritime law.