MARCH 8, 2012 by Ogletree Abbott
Jones Act Attorneys Have Your Back
A team of Jones Act attorneys will have your back when it comes to filing a Jones Act claim. Whether your employer is cooperating in your claim or denying any responsibility, you need the services of Jones Act attorneys by your side. If you have been in a maritime accident as a result of poor working conditions, unfair treatment or any other negligence on the part of your employer, you deserve compensation. Only experienced Jones Act attorneys will be able to help you get the compensation that you deserve.
Worker Suffers Head Trauma and Gets Help from Jones Act Attorneys
N. Diorio was working on a Texas oilrig when a piece of equipment fell from a crane basket down onto his head. Mr. Diorio suffered a severe concussion that resulted in him needing hospitalization for several weeks. Mr. Diorio was unable to work for a total of 4 months and was very anxious about his loss in income when he contacted his Jones Act attorneys. Mr. Diorio’s Jones Act attorneys immediately launched an investigation to find out why the equipment fell from the basket and on Mr. Diorio’s head.
It was discovered during the investigation that the crane had not been properly inspected for an entire year. Without proper inspections, there was no way of determining if the crane was safe enough for operation around the other maritime workers. The crane basket was in need of repair – a fact that had been overlooked because the crane was not inspected. Mr. Diorio’s Jones Act attorneys were able to prove that if the crane had been properly inspected, Mr. Diorio would not have suffered a severe concussion from the falling equipment pieces. The case settled out of court for $2.3 million.
Get Help Soon from Jones Act Attorneys
When a piece of equipment becomes faulty and it is not properly inspected, maritime workers are at risk for serious injury. If you have suffered an injury due to faulty equipment, contact your Jones Act attorneys right away. The sooner you contact your Jones Act attorneys, the sooner they can help you get your financial compensation.