Doyle Dennis LLP recently filed suit in Harris County on behalf of a Jones Act Seaman who worked for Defendant Maersk Line, Limited, his Jones Act employer.
Our client’s case was brought under the “Jones Act” (46 U.S.C. § 688) and the general maritime law of the United States of America. Doyle Dennis LLP’s client seeks damages due to the negligence of his Jones Act employer, Maersk Line, Limited (“Maersk”), and the negligence and unseaworthiness of Maersk’s vessel and crew, directly contributing to serious injuries to our client. On or about, September 23, 2022, our client suffered injuries to his hip, back, spine, and body generally. More specifically, Doyle Dennis LLP’s client was taking readings of special reefers onboard Defendant’s vessel, the Maersk Kansas. As he stepped down from the hatch, our client fell due to a defective rail, which had broken off the surrounding railing. Shortly after the incident, our client reported to the bosun that there was a lower rail broken in that specific area of the vessel. As a result of Defendant’s negligence, our client continues to suffer serious injuries including sharp pain in his hip, spine, back, and body generally.
Doyle Dennis LLP claims that Maersk was responsible for the dangerous and unseaworthy condition of the Maersk Kansas, which was a legal cause of our client’s injuries. Defendant knew or should have known that the rail was broken and in need of repairs, but failed to fix the railing or maintain it in a safe condition. Additionally, the dangerous and defective condition of the vessel violated applicable laws and regulations of the United States of America for vessels, and accordingly, Doyle Dennis LLP has filed suit claiming that Defendant is liable to our client for negligence, negligence per se, and unseaworthiness.
If you are a maritime worker who has suffered an injury as a result of your employer’s negligence, contact our law firm today. Doyle Dennis LLP is proud to provide free evaluations to potential clients. Doyle Dennis LLP also offers services on a contingent fee basis, which means that if we accept your case, we do not receive compensation or payment until you do.