Jones Act, Seaman, Offshore Specialty Fabricator & Armstrong


The Jones Act, Seaman, Offshore Specialty Fabricator & Armstrong case is about an alleged seaman that filed a lawsuit under the Jones Act in the United States District Court, E.D. Louisiana.

A brief summary of the Jones Act, Seaman, Offshore Specialty Fabricator & Armstrong case includes:

  1. Before the Court is Plaintiff’s claim for maintenance and cure.
  2. Plaintiff Charles Armstrong III alleges that he was injured while employed by Defendant Offshore Specialty Fabricators (“OSF”) as a crewmember aboard the D/B WILLIAM KALLOP.
  3. Plaintiff has brought claims for unseaworthiness, Jones Act negligence, maintenance and cure, and spoliation of evidence.
  4. On September 10, 2016, Plaintiff moved this Court to hold a hearing on his maintenance and cure claim, which this Court granted.
  5. A hearing was held on January 13, 2017. Plaintiff seeks a finding that he is entitled to an increase in maintenance, cure for his shoulder and neck injury, and damages for Defendant’s arbitrary and capricious failure to pay.
  6. For more on the Jones Act Case – See Jones Act, Seaman, Offshore Specialty Fabricator & Armstrong

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.

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