Jones Act – Broken Leg- Surgical Recommendation – $615,000.00
The Flynn Law Firm represented Jones Act seaman, who tripped and fell on uneven planking on the ship’s deck, breaking his leg. He sued his employer for negligence, unseaworthiness, and maintenance and cure. The condition of the deck rendered the vessel unseaworthy. After the fall, it was discovered that the violent mechanics of the fall caused a disc herniation, for which there was a surgical recommendation. The case was aggressively defended by a large defense firm and foreign insurance carriers for the vessel owner.