Doyle Raizner Files Offshore Injury Suit for Injured Worker

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An employee of Texas-based T&T Salvage was injured on the job on the coast of Chile, thrown nearly 30 feet in the air after a winch cable caught his foot and catapulted him into the air during vessel salvage operation being managed by Titan Maritime, LLC, a Florida-based maritime operator (District Court of Texas Harris County case number 4:13-cv-01754). Maritime injury lawyers with Doyle Raizner LLP have filed a negligence lawsuit on the worker's behalf against Titan Maritime, LLC and T & T Salvage.

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This is a case where the incident not only could have been prevented, but the way it was handled was improper.

Maritime Salvage work can be dangerous, and attorneys with Doyle Raizner LLP allege those dangers were unnecessarily heightened by the negligence of salvage job in Chile managed by an international maritime operator. Doyle Raizner has filed a negligence lawsuit against Titan Maritime, LLC and T&T Salvage, the employer of the worker launched into the air, sustaining serious injuries. District Court of Texas Harris County case number 4:13-cv-01754

The incident (District Court of Texas Harris County case number 4:13-cv-01754) happened on assignment on the coast of Chile. The worker was sent to help recover cargo from a grounded ship. While assisting in removal from of cargo to shore, the line on a winch snapped, whipping him nearly 30 feet into the air. The man landed on the shore on his back.

T & T Salvage’s worker was kept in a local Chilean motel for several days without medication or other treatment until he was flown back to the United States. Once there, a clinic chosen by T&T Salvage discharged the worker, prescribing painkillers and light duty. (District Court of Texas Harris County case number 4:13-cv-01754)

Maritime injury lawyer, Michael Patrick Doyle, who spearheads the case, says an independent physician found two protruding discs in the man's back not reflected in the original diagnosis that required urgent medical attention.

“This is a case where the incident not only could have been prevented, but the way it was handled was improper,” Doyle alleges, a maritime injury lawyer. “If your employee is injured on assignment halfway around the world, the rules are that you owe him proper care and treatment.” Doyle says the winch and other equipment were not safe to use.

“Titan Maritime skimped to save costs, and an overloaded line snapped with predictable results,” Doyle alleges. “Our client is unable to work and may face lifelong repercussions from his injury. It could have been avoided if the experienced maritime operator had followed the law.”

The lawsuit seeks compensation for the worker's injuries and lost wages.

About Michael Patrick Doyle:

Michael Patrick Doyle is an offshore injury lawyer, board certified in personal injury law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He focuses much of his practice on working with victims of maritime accidents including international claims and maritime death cases. Doyle champions the rights of those who have been injured or wronged at sea, with a strong track record of recovering damages for victims and their families. He can be contacted at:

Doyle Raizner LLP

1221 McKinney Suite 4100
Houston, TX 77010

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