Workers in the towboat and marine industries face unique hazards. From dangerous weather conditions to faulty equipment, to employer negligence, workers continually face significant injuries trying to do their job. The most debilitating are Maritime spinal cord injuries.
SCI (spinal cord injury) is any spinal cord trauma that result from an accident. The nerves that carry commands from the body to the brain are contained in the spinal cord. If there is any injury done to one of these nerves, it can affect the victim’s ability to move. For seaman, this type of trauma can be caused by a fall, a crush injury, falling or moving equipment or cargo, or even being struck by a moving towboat or barge.
Maritime spinal cord injuries are extremely serious as they can lead to paralysis, paraplegic, and quadriplegia. Many towboat industry workers are not able to return to these former occupation because of their injuries. If this is your case, you could qualify for a significant personal injury claim. Besides loss of wages, you may have ongoing care and treatment as well as medical bills. A Jones Act attorney can review your unique case to help you determine the types of compensation you are entitled to receive.
At the Dysart Law Firm, P.C., we are committed to providing you with high-quality and aggressive representation. We will do our utmost to make sure you get the compensation you need to get your life back on track.
Do not wait to contact a Jones Act Attorney and get started on the road to recovery.