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Jones Act seaman

Seaman Who Suffered Brain Injury Wins Big Against Former Employer

Vuk Vujasinovic

Vuk Vujasinovic


Our team has successfully secured a substantial settlement for our client, who suffered a life-altering head injury due to the negligence of Hickcox Brothers. At the time of the accident, our client and his crewmates were replacing damaged cables on a ship when a crane bar fell and hit him on the head. Initially, his crewmates thought he was dead. After being transported to the hospital, the true severity of his injuries became apparent.

Our client suffered the following injuries from the crane accident:

  • 17 cm gash across the forehead
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Post-concussion syndrome
  • Herniations in both cervical and lumbar spine
  • Chronic pain
  • Depression

After the accident, he sought representation from our firm. We discussed his case, did a thorough investigation, and concluded that his employer's negligence directly led to his injuries. Since he was employed on a vessel, this qualifies as a Jones Act case. Below are images of the crane.

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The Trial

Over months, our team compiled and presented the overwhelming evidence of Hickcox Brothers' negligence. The lack of safety protocols, training, and equipment maintenance directly led to our client's life-changing injuries. At the end of the day, VB Attorneys secured a significant settlement for our client that will help him address his ongoing medical needs, lost wages, and the long-term impact of this life-changing injury.

VB Attorneys: Protecting Your Rights

At VB Attorneys, we prioritize the well-being of our clients and constantly advocate for their rights in the pursuit of fair compensation. If you or a loved one has been injured at sea, call our Jones Act attorneys today at (713) 224-7800.