Record Settlement for Worker who Lost His Leg on Offshore Platform
Our Undefeated Maritime Lawyers recently recovered the largest settlement in a major oil and gas company’s history for a worker who lost his leg when an over-pressurized gas line exploded while he was working offshore. You can watch our client’s video testimonial by clicking here.
Our client was on a platform off the coast of Louisiana bleeding pressure from a gas valve as part of a plug and abandonment (“P&A”) job.
The explosion traumatically amputated one of his legs and threw him overboard (into the Gulf of Mexico), where he was subsequently rescued.
Prior to the incident, our client had repeatedly asked his company to provide him with a small raft so that he could perform the job without having to place his legs in front of the valve. The company, however, rejected his requests because of “budget concerns.”
The case settled 3-weeks before trial for a record-setting (and confidential) amount.