The Jones Act, Seaman, Transocean & Wheeler case is about an alleged seaman that filed a lawsuit under the Jones Act. The case, in the United States District Court, E.D. Louisiana ruled on a summary judgment.
A brief summary of the Jones Act, Seaman, Transocean & Wheeler case includes:
- This case arises out of injuries allegedly sustained by Plaintiff Robert Wheeler on July 7, 2014.
- At the time, Plaintiff was employed with Schlumberger as a Jones Act seaman in his capacity as a compliance engineer aboard the drill ship M/V Deepwater Champion (“Deepwater Champion”).
- The Deepwater Champion, owned and operated by Transocean, was performing mining operations for Freeport.
- According to his complaint, Plaintiff sustained injuries to his neck and left shoulder when he slipped and fell in a shower of the Deepwater Champion.
- Following the accident, Plaintiff stayed aboard the Deepwater Champion to finish his hitch and returned to shore approximately two days later.
- As a result of the shower incident, Plaintiff alleges he suffered a torn left rotator cuff requiring multiple surgeries, as well as injuries to his neck.
- Plaintiff contends that the accident was the result of negligence attributable to the Defendants, and asserts causes of action for Jones Act negligence, unseaworthiness, and maintenance and cure.
- For more on the Jones Act Case – See Jones Act, Seaman, Transcoean & Wheeler
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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.
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