$9,100,000 Settlement for Injured Offshore Worker
An offshore worker injured onboard a jackup rig received a $9.1 Million settlement with the help of our Maritime & Jones Act Lawyers.
Ryan Zehl obtained the settlement on behalf of an offshore worker who sustained a mild traumatic brain injury and neck and back injuries while working on a jack-up rig.
The Defendant—a major oil and gas company—disputed liability, as well as the extent of our client’s injuries, and refused to initially offer more than $500,000 to settle the case.
After our maritime lawyers took over 20 depositions in the case, which established that the Defendant violated both company and federal safety procedures, the defendants agreed to settle the case for $9,100,000.
The settlement greatly exceeded our client’s expectations and will ensure that he will have the financial resources to purchase the best medical care available as well as be able to take care of himself and his family for the rest of his life.
Attorney’s fees: $3,640,000
Case expenses: $554,776