Jones Act Attorney Settles Claim for Back Injury after Fall from Ladder

MARCH 7, 2012 by Ogletree Abbott

Fight for Your Rights with a Skilled Jones Act Attorney

Let a Jones Act attorney help you fight for your rights when you experience a maritime accident.  When your injuries are extensive, the last thing you want to worry about is fighting for your rights in a Jones Act claim.  A Jones Act attorney can take over your claim, seeing it through to the end, while you focus on your recovery.  Do not let your compensation be sacrificed; contact a Jones Act attorney today.

Ladder Accident Results in Call to Jones Act Attorney

G. Bolds was a captain aboard a California vessel for 18 years and prided himself in his long history without any maritime injuries.  Mr. Bolds was exiting his fishing vessel after completing a long day’s work when he suffered an injury that put his 18 accident-free years behind him.  The ladder that Mr. Bolds stepped on to exit the vessel was not properly secured, causing him to fall backwards and injure his back.  Mr. Bolds sought medical attention immediately and he was told that he required extensive physical therapy and time off of work.

Mr. Bolds contacted his Jones Act attorney right away to get the help he needed with his Jones Act claim.  The Jones Act attorney started investigating the case right away to find proof that Mr. Bolds’ accident was a result of unsafe working conditions.  The attorney had little trouble producing evidence of the improperly secured ladder. After Mr. Bolds’ Jones Act attorney had the proper proof, he took the case to court because the employer was not cooperating in the claim.  The judge awarded Mr. Bolds with $650,000 for his injuries.

Waste No Time in Calling Your Jones Act Attorney

If you have been injured in a maritime accident that was a result of unsafe working conditions, you need the services of a Jones Act attorney right away.  Letting an attorney handle your claim will allow you to focus on your recovery while your attorney gets you the financial compensation you deserve.  Do not delay; contact your Jones Act attorney today.

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