The offshore injury lawyers at Zehl & Associates recently filed a Jones Act lawsuit on behalf of a cook who seriously injured his knee falling down a steep spiral staircase onboard the M/V Swordfish. The client ultimately required surgery to repair a torn patellar tendon. The defendants named in the petition are Sodexo Remote Sites USA, Inc. and Harkand Gulf Services, LLC.

The lawsuit, which was filed in Harris County district court, alleges that the vessel was in an unseaworthy condition at the time of the injury due to the dangerous staircase that failed to provide a reasonably safe means of ingress and egress to those working onboard.

The client is seeking damages in the form of his past and future medical expenses, lost earning capacity, pain and suffering as well as maintenance and cure.

The maritime accident attorneys at Zehl & Associates have recovered over $1 Billion in just the past 5 years on behalf of clients from across the country.

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