The following is a summary of some of the results we have achieved on behalf of our clients. Out of respect for our clients’ privacy, the names of the parties are not included in the summary.
$1.6 Million Verdict
37 year old tugboat deckhand injured when walkway fell and struck him while walking underneath; Cervical fusion, lumbar fusion, and decompression of right shoulder with acromial plasty; Returned to work as a heavy equipment operator.
$1.75 Million Settlement
29 year old oiler forced to work for prolonged period in awkward position in confined space suffered torn latissimus dorsi muscle requiring surgery. Unable to return to work at sea.
$1.725 Million Settlement
Young woman sustained head injury when vessel struck dock.
Tug deckhand injured L5-S1 intervertebral disk when he fell while transferring between Vessels; L5-S1 Fusion; Deckhand returned to work as assistant engineer.
30 year old deckhand fell on slippery hatch cover; Dislocation of kneecap, chondral fracture of the patella and chondral fracture of medial femoral condyle; Returned to full work duty following treatment.
50 year old man suffered fracture of tibial plateau when struck by stored metal plates which fell and struck his knee. Injury prevented return to sea.
Deckhand suffered four separate shipboard injuries including a fall into unmarked, open hatch; L4-5 disc herniation and surgery; Unable to return to work as deckhand.
27 year old cook strained low back while carrying box through hatchway when ship rolled.
70 year old longshoreman’s right leg was caught in eye of mooring line and crushed against bollard. Displaced fractures of tibia and fibula and de-gloving injury of the soft tissues of leg.
$500,000 Arbitration Award
43 year old plumber hit head-on by uninsured driver; Broken ankle and fusion surgery.
51 year old longshoreman injured when grated catwalk gave way falling 7 feet to deck below. Damage to knee required surgery.
T-bone collision with uninsured Driver; Disc herniations and two level cervical fusion.
Seaman injured after falling down stairs and injuring low back aboard vessel.
Third-party longshore case for a 30 year old man injured when a falling gangway smashed his hand between the gangway and the vessel, damaging two fingers.