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$5,500,000 Settlement

$5.5 Million Settlement in Jones Act Seaman Case

A worker injured on an offshore rig received a $5.5 Million settlement with the help of the attorneys at Zehl & Associates.

Ryan Zehl obtained a $5.5M settlement on behalf of a Jones Act seaman who was seriously injured when a suspended load fell on his head, which resulted in a concussion as well as a neck and lower back injury.

The Defendant—which was one of the largest offshore drillers in the World—disputed our client’s injuries and refused to offer more than $500,000 to settle the case.

Mr. Zehl refused the settlement and, after taking depositions of the Defendant’s head of safety and the OIM on the rig, was able to obtain a settlement over 10 times the Defendant’s initial settlement offer.

The settlement substantially exceeded our client’s expectations and will ensure that he will have the financial resources to receive the best medical attention and be able to care for himself and his family for the rest of his life.

Attorney’s fees: $1,815,000

Case expenses: $519,046