Doyle Dennis LLP recently filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana on behalf of an injured seaman. Doyle Dennis LLP’s client worked for Poseidon Personnel Services, S.A. On the date of the incident, the client was welding a pipe while working on a vessel. The vessel was anchored in the territorial waters of Louisiana. At the time of the incident, the scaffolding/gangway upon which he was working collapsed, causing him to fall and sustain severe injuries to his left knee and body generally.
Doyle Dennis LLP filed suit against the owners and operators of the vessel due to the vessel’s unseaworthy conditions. In addition, Doyle Dennis LLP filed suit against the entity that was responsible for building, constructing, and/or maintaining the scaffolding/gangway that collapsed. The following entities are responsible for the harm suffered by Doyle Dennis LLP’s client: Tog Mor Transport Chartering, Allseas Engineering BV, and iPS Powerful People. The responsible entities regularly conduct business in the State of Louisiana. The responsible entities’ failure to provide adequate medical care and a properly equipped and functioning vessel, among other charges, constitutes negligence under maritime and admiralty law.
Offshore workers are a vital part of the global economy. Because the offshore industry as a whole plays an important role in the world – and especially in the United States – offshore workers are entitled to significant legal protections under general maritime law, admiralty law, the Jones Act, and Section 905(b). If you were injured offshore and would like to understand your rights, the lawyers at Doyle Dennis LLP can assist in providing a free evaluation of your claim. Our firm has substantial legal knowledge and decades of experience and success in representing injured offshore workers. Call us to discuss your claim for free today.