Doyle LLP Trial Lawyers has filed a maritime law suit against Enterprise Marine Services LLC (“Enterprise”) on behalf of a Jones Act seaman from Mississippi who was injured while working offshore.
This suit was brought under the “Jones Act” (46 U.S.C. § 688) and the general maritime law of the United States of America. This suit was filed to collect a legal debt and damages due and owing Doyle LLP’s Client due to the negligence of Enterprise Marine, who was its client’s employer at the time of the injury. On the date of the incident in question, Doyle LLP’s Client was working aboard the M/V Isidore on or about June 24, 2016. Doyle LLP’s Client was working in inland waters of Texas near Morgan’s Point in Harris County, Texas. As he was completing his job as a tankerman, due to the negligence of Enterprise Marine, the cables on the vessel were tangled and not properly maintained. As a result, while pulling away from the dock, a cable twisted around Doyle LLP’s Client’s arm and pulled it violently, resulting in a serious shoulder injury. Enterprise Marine did not properly supervise or train the crew, failed to properly man the vessel, and failed to provide adequate equipment.
At the time of his injuries, Doyle LLP’s Client was a Jones Act seaman more or less permanently assigned to the M/V Isidore and the other vessels of his employer, Enterprise Marine. Because he was a crewmember and his work contributed to the ultimate mission of the vessels in Enterprise Marine’s fleet, the suit alleges that he is protected by federal law called the Jones Act.
Doyle LLP Trial Lawyers has represented many Jones Act crewmembers and offshore workers who were injured while working offshore. If you would like to read more about Doyle LLP’s trial successes, you can read about them further on this site. Please contact us if would like a free consultation regarding your rights under the Jones Act, doctrine of unseaworthiness, and maritime law.