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Seaman Injured on Offshore Vessel Hires VB Attorneys

Brian Beckcom

Brian Beckcom


Our dedicated team at VB Attorneys has been hired by Brian, a seaman who alleges he suffered severe injuries due to the unseaworthiness of Ensco Offshore's vessel. 

VB Attorneys Files Jones Act Complaint Against Ensco Offshore

On September 15, 2020, Brian was working for Ensco Offshore aboard the Ensco 87. He was operating the crane and descending the ladder when he suddenly "felt a sharp pain" in his knee as he reached the bottom. Brian suffered a severe injury to his knee that required two surgeries; he additionally suffered injuries to his back which resulted in another required surgery. He was subsequently fired after giving years of his life and body to the company.

The debilitating injuries to Brian could have been prevented - safety standards and protocols exist for a reason. His could have been avoided if he had a safe place to work on a seaworthy vessel. Proper training and tools necessary to complete the job are also critical to avoiding injury. Our client maintains that Ensco failed to comply with industry standards for safety that would prevent hazardous conditions. This includes having an anti-slip coating on the stairways and hallways of the vessel.

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The Jones Act

The Jones Act is a federal law that protects the rights of anyone who works offshore. As a Jones Act seaman, maritime companies have a “duty of care”. In other words, maritime companies are responsible for their employees’ safety and well-being while at sea and they can be held liable for their failure to keep workers safe.

The Jones Act exists to protect the rights of injured maritime workers, and that’s where our maritime lawyers specialize. Our team of experienced maritime lawyers has successfully handled hundreds of cases against negligent offshore companies. If you or someone you know has been injured working offshore, do not hesitate to take action. Call 713-224-7800 or click here for a free and confidential case evaluation.