VB Attorneys has a Jones Act case scheduled for trial in May 2022 in Harris County, Texas, for our client who was injured in 2019 working for Kirby Offshore Marine.
VB Attorneys Ready for Jones Act Trial Against Kirby Offshore Marine
November 26, 2019, started like any other workday for our client, Mr. Glave. He worked for Kirby Offshore Marine, and on this day, he was filling up the water to the tug when his ladder slid out from under him, causing him to hit the dock and fall into the water. The fall caused severe injury to this right elbow, eventually requiring surgery. Mr. Glave needed an advocate in his corner and came to VB Attorneys.
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.