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Client hurt his knee and lower back while working offshore


Our injured client hurt his knee and lower back while working offshore. The defendant company admitted that the accident was their fault, and our client had undergone an arthroscopy on his knee. His treating doctor was also recommending a lower back surgery, which the company insisted was not related to our client’s accident.
Unsurprisingly, back and knee injuries tend to be some of the more common injuries offshore and on vessels. Maritime work often involves operating heavy machinery, navigating wet/slick surfaces, heavy lifting and manual labor which makes accidents far more probable. 

Quick Case Facts


  • Settlement Amount: $650,000
  • Claim Type: Jones Act Claim
  • Injury Type: Knee and Lower Back Injuries
  • Age: Confidential
  • Job Position: Offshore Worker
  • Accident Location: Offshore
  • Vessel Type: Oil Rig
  • Company: Confidential


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