A suit filed in New Orleans is claiming that a seaman was injured while working aboard a vessel, sustaining an injury that has made him unable to work again at sea. He is suing his employer, a corporation, stating that because of the accident, he sustained numerous severe injuries, including serious injuries along his back. The claim further blames this accident on the employer's negligence, which includes failing to uphold its duty of care by not maintaining a reasonably safe workplace. The corporation is also being blamed for inadequate training and supervision, and for making a vessel that is unseaworthy. The mariner is suing to be compensated for pain and suffering, lost wages, medical bills, and physical disability.
Whenever someone is injured in a workplace accident, first of all, the results can be disastrous. Even broken bones can sideline a worker, forcing them to lose pay, even as they are faced with insane medical expenses. If someone sustains
head trauma or
spinal cord injuries, the damage could potentially be permanent. This is where
workers' compensation can cover medical bills and lost wages, helping individuals and families through a tough time, provided that they collect a full and fair amount.
In cases where an employer or co-worker were heinously reckless or negligent, then an injured worker may be entitled to additional compensation through a personal injury lawsuit. If you have been injured on the job, then you need to know the options you have available to you for collecting compensation, and you also need legal experts to help you assert your rights. Our legal team has years of experience fighting for our clients to get the compensation they truly deserve, whether it is from insurance claims or injury lawsuits. Find out how much you may be owed when you contact a Shreveport personal injury lawyer at Morris, Dewett & Savoie, LLC.