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Casagrande, Norm Bloom, Jones Act & Seaman

Fotosearch_k9174474Casagrande, Norm Bloom, Jones Act & Seaman: A recent case in the United States District Court, D. Connecticut ruled on a motion to compel.

The Casagrande, Norm Bloom, Jones Act & Seaman case documents what many workers on a vessel, tugboat, ship, offshore, oil rig, oil platform, roustabouts and seaman may face today – an offshore injury or oil rig accident suffered while working on a ship or vessel, oil rig, oil platform or offshore that may be a potential admiralty injury, Jones act injury & maritime injury case.

To find out more on the case, see Case No. 3:11-CV-1918 (CSH) – November 10, 2014.

A brief summary of the facts include:

  • On the morning of January 9, 2010, prior to the vessel’s scheduled expedition to Defendant’s oyster grounds, Plaintiff was tasked with maintenancing the ship’s dredging equipment.
  • That assignment was a two-man operation, which required Richard Barber, who was positioned in the vessel’s wheelhouse, to manipulate hydraulic winch controls that raised and lowered the dredging equipment, as Plaintiff, standing in the cargo dredge basket, applied grease to certain parts of the apparatus.
  • Plaintiff’s hand was crushed in this equipment when the vessel’s cargo boom shifted unexpectedly. 


Have you been injured in an offshore accident? If you have been injured while working as longshoremen, roughneck, cruise ship employee, etc., the laws that govern the areas of navigation, shipping, and overseas injuries, known as maritime and admiralty laws, may protect you.

Individuals suffering a Maritime, Admiralty, Jones Act type personal injury (offshore injury, oil rig injury, oil rig accident or injured offshore) may be entitled to compensation in the form of maintenance payments, lost wages, monies for medical treatment and other damages. These are some of the jobs that may fall under maritime, Jones act or admiralty law:

  • Merchant Marine
  • Longshoremen
  • Cruise Ships
  • Ship Construction
  • River Boats
  • Tug Boats
  • Fish Processing
  • Commercial Underwater Divers
  • Oil Platform/Rig Workers/Roughnecks
  • Casino Boats

For more on admiralty, Jones act and admiralty injury cases, please follow this link.

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