Can a Longshoreman File an Injury Lawsuit?

According to the Louisiana Record, a longshoreman has filed a lawsuit against two Mississippi businesses alleging that he was injured in an offshore vessel collision.

The news outlet reported that the plaintiff filed the lawsuit on June 5 against C-Log Marine LLC and C-Log LLC in the U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of Louisiana. The man claims that the injuries he suffered occurred due to the negligence of the companies, which did not properly train employees.

The plaintiff, an oil spill worker, was reportedly working aboard a vessel near Grand Isle, Louisiana, on May 23, 2013, when it struck another vessel. The U.S. Coast Guard and OSHA investigated the accident, finding that numerous safety violations contributed to the incident.

According to the Record, the man’s lawsuit claims the businesses were negligent in the fact that they failed to train employees properly, did not provide enough safety equipment for crewmembers, did not maintain a proper lookout prior to the crash and that the vessel’s operator did not maintain an appropriate speed.

The plaintiff claims that he suffered neck and back injuries because of the accident. Aside from damages for his injuries, the plaintiff is also seeking compensation for physical pain, anguish, impairment, discomfort and the loss of earnings.

Our Maritime Injury Attorneys Represent Longshoremen

If you are an injured longshoreman or dockworker, speak to our maritime attorneys about your legal rights. We may be able to help you seek damages under the Longshore and Harbor Workers´ Compensation Act, or other applicable law.

Longshoremen who handle hazardous materials are often put at risk for injuries due to the negligence of their employers, especially if they are asked to perform tasks offshore. If you are injured, you should contact our maritime attorneys as quickly as possible, as there are time limitations when it comes to pursuing litigation. Our attorneys can investigate your accident and determine the best way to move forward.

If you are hurt in a dockside or offshore accident, you can feel confident knowing that our maritime attorneys will fight for you. We represent injured maritime workers from across the country. You can reach us by filling out the contact form located on this page or by using the number listed above.

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