Our client was a drill crew employee aboard a semi-submersible vessel when a drag block fell 4 to 5 feet onto his neck. He sustained significant injuries to his neck and required a single level cervical discectomy and fusion. We filed a Jones Act law suit in federal court on his behalf. The Judge agreed the vessel was unseaworthy and that the unseaworthiness was a cause of our client’s injury. Defendants conceded that our client played no role in the causation of the incident or his injury. We are pleased that this case recently settled for $650,000.
Frank Lamothe and Richard Martin have 70 years’ experience combined in representing maritime and offshore workers. Frank has lectured to national audiences of lawyers on maritime and offshore law and Richard writes monthly maritime articles for attorney publications.