A Coast Guard helicopter rescued a supply ship crewmember whose foot was severed after it was caught in a line. The injured crewman was flown to a Lake Charles hospital.
The accident occurred five miles off the coast of Louisiana. The Coast Guard sent a Houston-based helicopter to medevac the crewmember. At this time, no updates on his condition have been made available.
Maritime and Jones Act laws protect seaman injured in situations like this. The laws guarantee injured offshore workers will be provided medical treatment and lost wages. For maritime law, this is called maintenance and cure.
If you or someone you love has been injured while aboard a rig or vessel and have been denied maintenance and cure, please contact the attorneys at Doyle.