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Young Deckhand Injured on Golding Barge Gets over $1,000,000


We had a successful settlement for a young deckhand who suffered a hip injury while working aboard a Golding Barge Line tug boat when he fell from his top bunk on board the vessel.  We were able to show that the bunks on other vessels had been altered to better secure the crewmembers, and that this bunk had not been modified yet simply because the company had not gotten around to it.   The captain had removed the ladders and instructed the crew that the ladders should not be used due to the small space in the crew rooms.  Our client was extremely happy with the case results we were able to obtain for him.

 


Quick Case Facts


  • Settlement Amount: $1,200,000
  • Claim Type: Jones Act Claim
  • Injury Type: Hip Injury
  • Age: Not Available
  • Job Position: Deckhand
  • Accident Location: River
  • Vessel Type: Tugboat
  • Company: Golding Barge Line


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