Jones Act, Seaman & Parker Drilling


The Jones Act, Seaman & Parker Drilling case is about a maritime seaman on a vessel in navigable waters that was injured and later filed a lawsuit under the Jones Act.  This case in the United States District Court,W.D. Louisiana, Lafayette Division ruled on the jones act claim.  A brief summary of the Jones Act, Seaman & Parker Drilling case includes:

This case arises out of an on-the-job personal injury. Seaman status is disputed.

  • This matter involves claims brought by the plaintiff, Kirby Semien, against defendant, Parker Drilling Offshore USA, LLC, under the Jones Act and the general maritime law.
  • At the time of his alleged injury, Mr. Semien was employed by Parker Drilling as a shakerhand and alleges on May 22, 2014 he injured his right knee while working aboard the Inland Drilling Rig 54B, which was owned by Parker Drilling.
  • Mr. Semien asserts a claim under the Jones Act, and under the general maritime law for unseaworthiness, and maintenance and cure, and designated this as an action brought under the admiralty
  • The Court ruled: Ruled and described awards applicable
  • For more on the Jones Act, Seaman & Parker Drilling case, please follow this link: Jones Act, Seaman & Parker Drilling – April 5, 2016.

CASE WATCH℠ is a compilation of Jones Act cases nationwide.

Case Watch is provided for the seaman and others as a source of information about various situations in which seaman have been injured while performing their jobs aboard a vessel, ship, platform etc.  The seaman have usually sought remedies (unseaworthiness and maintenance and cure) under general maritime law and the Jones Act.

We hope that it is both helpful and informative.


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