Doyle Dennis LLP has recently filed a suit against Edison Chouest Offshore LLC (“Edison”). Doyle Dennis LLP’s client was a seaman who worked as a deckhand for Edison. This case is brought under the Jones Act (Public Law 109-304 (H.R. 1442), formerly 46 U.S.C. § 688), the general maritime law, and pursuant to the “saving to suitors” clause. The negligence of Doyle Dennis LLP’s client’s Jones Act employer, Edison Chouest Offshore LLC, and the negligence and unseaworthiness of Edison’s vessel and crew directly contributed to serious injuries to the client.
On or about February 9, 2023, while our client was offshore on the MV MIA (“the Vessel”) near Port Fourchon, Louisiana handling the cargo on the Vessel, Edison failed to provide proper equipment, manpower, training, or pre-job planning before loading operations commenced. As a result, the cargo was unstable and was shifting about the vessel, which caused the client to stumble back and hit his ankle against a raised part of the deck. Edison provided insufficient manpower and an inadequately trained crew to manage and perform the operation, causing our client to sustain very serious and debilitating injuries to his ankle and body generally. On information and belief, Edison was the owner and operator of the MV MIA and was responsible for its dangerous and unseaworthy conditions, which were the legal causes of our 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 Doyle Dennis LLP alleges Edison is liable for negligence, negligence per se, and in strict liability. Edison’s failed to provide adequate crew and equipment, failed to supervise and train the crew properly, failed to properly maintain the Vessel, and more.
Doyle Dennis LLP has significant experience in representing maritime workers who have been injured due to their employer’s negligence. Our attorneys are dedicated to helping maritime workers understand their rights and secure the compensation they are entitled to receive. If you are a maritime worker who has been injured on the job due to your employer’s negligence, call Doyle Dennis LLP today for a free consultation