Doyle Dennis LLP was recently hired to file suit against Wepfer Marine on behalf of a deckhand who worked on a tugboat in the Mississippi River. On the date of the incident, two barges collided. Wepfer Marine’s customary practice required its crew to warn workers of a barge collision. Indeed, Wepfer Marine’s crew was required to pay attention to surrounding barges and vessels at all times. Unfortunately, Wepfer Marine’s crew failed to do so. As a result of the collision, the deckhand fell and suffered serious injuries. After the deckhand was injured, Wepfer Marine refused to make timely maintenance and cure payments to him.
Following the injuries, Doyle Dennis LLP sued Wepfer Marine under the Jones Act and general maritime law. Specifically, the lawsuit includes the following causes of actions: negligence, unseaworthiness, and wrongful denial of maintenance and cure. At the time of the incident, the deckhand was a healthy, able-bodied man. Because of Wepfer Marine’s wrongful conduct, the deckhand will continue to suffer long-term impacts. Accordingly, Doyle Dennis LLP filed suit in Memphis, Tennessee for loss of earning and wage-earning capacity, physical pain and mental anguish, medical treatment, pre-judgment interest, and post-judgment interest.
Doyle Dennis LLP is proud to represent offshore workers who were injured on vessels, including tugboats. This year, Doyle Dennis LLP has a strong history of protecting the rights of injured offshore workers, including all the way through trial. Call Doyle Dennis LLP if you were injured while working offshore and would like a free evaluation of your claim.
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