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Doyle Dennis LLP Sues Kirby Corporation, Kirby Offshore Operating LLC, and Kirby Offshore Marine LLC

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Doyle Dennis LLP has recently filed a suit against Kirby Corporation, Kirby Offshore Marine Operating LLC, and Kirby Offshore Marine LLC (collectively “Kirby”).  Doyle Dennis LLP’s client was a seaman who worked for Kirby. At the time of injury, Doyle Dennis LLP’s client was employed by Kirby as a Chief Engineer, regularly assigned to work on Kirby’s fleet of vessels.

This case is brought under the “Jones Act” (46 U.S.C. § 688) and the general maritime law of the United States of America. The suit is being brought to collect legal debt and damages due and owing Doyle Dennis LLP’s client due to the negligence of his Jones Act employer, Kirby, and the negligence and unseaworthiness of Kirby’s vessel, the Tug Mako, and its crew, directly contributing to serious injuries to Doyle Dennis LLP’s client.

On or about June 7, 2022 while Doyle Dennis LLP’s client was aboard the Tug Mako at the dock in Staten Island, Kirby, by and through its employees, failed to follow proper housekeeping, maintenance, equipment storage, and safety practices by failing to properly store and secure an air hose. As a result, Doyle Dennis LLP’s client fell when his boot became caught on the improperly secured air hose, causing him to trip, fall, and hit the steel deck. Kirby did not properly supervise or train the crew, failed to properly man the vessel, failed to follow proper housekeeping/ maintenance /equipment storage practices, and/or failed to provide adequate equipment to secure the airhose, causing Doyle Dennis LLP’s client to injure his knee, hip, and body generally. On information and belief, Kirby was the owner and operator of the Tug Mako and was responsible for its dangerous and unseaworthy conditions, which was a legal cause of Doyle Dennis LLP’s client’s injuries. The dangerous and defective condition of the vessel violated applicable laws and regulations of the United States of America for vessels, and accordingly we are alleging that Kirby is liable for negligence, negligence per se, and in strict liability.

Doyle Dennis LLP has significant experience in representing maritime workers who have been injured due to their employer’s negligence. Doyle Dennis LLP is dedicated to helping Jones Act workers understand their rights and secure the compensation they are entitled to receive. If you are an offshore worker who has been injured on the job due to your employer’s negligence, call Doyle Dennis LLP today for a free consultation.