The most recent four Jones Act cases on file in Texas and Louisiana by Schechter, Shaffer & Harris, L.L.P., Accident & Injury Lawyers are:
1. We represent the widow of a Captain in her Jones Act death case. Her husband was killed while working aboard a push boat after signing on in the Port of Houston.
2. We represent a Plaintiff who was injured while descending a set of improperly designed aluminum stairs. The treads on the steps were at odd heights and the depth of the stairway was too steep. The handrails were inappropriately designed and placed too high for an average person to use them. This oiler was injured aboard a barge after signing on in Tampa, Florida. He suffers from back pain, neck problems, right arm and shoulder pain and problems with his hands.
3. We represent a Jones Act seaman who was given orders to lube a winch while the vessel was underway. He lost his footing due to slick oil and fell from the winch to the lower deck, landing on hatch bolts. This job can be done safely in port, not at sea. This Plaintiff signed on in Haiti to work as an AB aboard a Tug.
4. We represent a Hydrographic Surveyor who was injured while working aboard a scully/company survey boat after signing on in Port Lavaca. He injured his right shoulder due to sub-standard equipment that weighed too much for the tasks at hand.
We have over 40 years of experience representing injured seamen and obtaining significant awards. Please contact us for a free evaluation of your case.