$2,800,000 Settlement for Injured Maritime Worker
Zehl & Associates recovered a $2.8 million settlement on behalf of an offshore worker who injured his lower back after being ordered to lift heavy steel cables over his head and into place.
The job, which was being rushed, required at least 2 men to complete safely but the vessel, a drillship, was undermanned.
After filing suit and conducting our investigation into what happened, we determined that the company, in addition to rushing the job and cutting corners, had failed to conduct a proper job safety analysis (“JSA”) prior to beginning work.
After taking the corporate safety representative’s deposition and successfully securing admissions of fault, we presented our demand to the Defendant’s attorney, who settled the case for over 5 times the company’s original settlement offer.
Fees and Expenses: $1,396,000