Doyle Dennis LLP filed suit in Harris County on behalf of a Jones Act worker who worked on a vessel owned, operated, and/or managed by Defendant Maersk Line, Limited.
On or about, April 28, 2021, Doyle Dennis LLP’s client suffered injuries to his ears and body generally while assigned to work aboard Maersk’s vessel. More specifically, our client received sound trauma to his left ear while working aboard a US flagged ship in Jebel Ali, Dubai, when a fire truck siren went off within a few feet of his head. Defendant’s negligence resulted in injury to our client’s left ear drum, hearing loss, tinnitus, and ringing.
Our client’s case is brought under the “Jones Act” (46 U.S.C. § 688) and the general maritime law of the United States of America. He seeks damages due to the negligence of his Jones Act employer, Maersk, and the negligence and unseaworthiness of Maersk’s vessel and crew, directly contributing to his serious injuries. Our client also seeks damages due to the wrongful denial of maintenance and cure by Maersk.
Our client was a long-term employee of Maersk and its related entities. As part of his job, he was regularly assigned to work in Maersk’s fleet of owned and chartered vessels, and engaged in vessel operations. In our suit, Doyle Dennis LLP alleges that Maersk was responsible for the dangerous and unseaworthy condition of the vessel, which was a legal cause of our client’s injuries. Defendant Maersk knew or should have known that not providing adequate safety equipment and responsible crewmembers could potentially lead to injury. The dangerous and defective condition of the vessel violated applicable laws and regulations of the United States of America for vessels, and accordingly, we allege that Maersk is liable for negligence, negligence per se, and unseaworthiness.
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