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08/22/2022

VB Attorneys Fights for the Rights of Jones Act Worker

Brian Beckcom

Brian Beckcom

08/22/2022

Rick R., a seaman, was injured on October 15, 2017, when his supervisor ordered him to climb an unsecured ladder while he was working for Allied International. The ladder slipped and Rick injured his shoulder.

There were lots of complicating factors in this case. First, Allied International continued to pay Rick’s full salary for three years after the incident as well as all of his medical bills. Second, Rick made a full recovery and he was back to physical work after those three years. Third, Rick was only temporarily staffed onto a vessel to remove some hazardous waste, so his Jones Act status was an issue. Fourth, there was no available insurance coverage, this settlement is being fully funded by Allied directly.

Our Texas Jones Act Lawyers Can Help You

Accidents happen on offshore vessels. They are a dangerous place to work. However, when accidents do occur, dedicated offshore workers need to be properly compensated and cared for by their company. 

At VB Attorneys, our experienced Jones Act lawyers know what it takes to take on negligent offshore companies. We have a winning track record recovering millions in compensation for our clients. If you or a loved one has been injured working offshore, you may be entitled to substantial compensation. Contact us immediately or call 713-224-7800 to receive your free and confidential case evaluation.