2 Crewmembers Tragically Killed Aboard Shell Augur Platform in Gulf of Mexico

The U.S. Coast Guard is investigating the tragic deaths of two crewmembers aboard Royal Dutch Shell’s Auger tension leg platform earlier this summer in the Gulf of Mexico. Workers Were Testing Shell Augur Platform’s Lifeboat Recovery System According to mediaRead More

3 Killed Off Oregon Coast When Commercial Crab Boat Capsizes in “Most Dangerous Catch” Waters

The commercial fishing community around Newport, Oregon is in mourning today, after three men were killed Tuesday night in waters made famous by the Discovery Channel’s “Most Dangerous Catch” franchise. Mary B. II Crab Boat Strayed Into “Dumping Grounds” JustRead More

Cause of Deadly Oil Barge Explosion Off Port Aransas Continues to Elude Investigators

The U.S. Coast Guard has yet to determine the cause of a deadly oil barge explosion that killed two crewmembers off the coast of Port Aransas, Texas, last month. Crew Member Remains Missing Dujour Vanterpool, 26, of Houston and Zachariah Jackson,Read More

Jones Act Lawyers Reach $6.7 Million Settlement for Back Injury

The Jones Act lawyers at Zehl & Associates are pleased to announce a $6.7 Million Settlement in an offshore back injury case. Our client, a 52 year-old commercial fisherman, suffered serious neck and back injuries in March of 2015 whenRead More

Unemployment Continues to Plague Offshore Workers, Despite Oil & Gas Rebound

Unemployment among offshore workers remains high, despite signs that the worst oil and gas recession in 30 years is beginning to ebb. Low Oil Prices Weigh on Offshore Production More than 200,000 oil and gas drilling jobs have been lostRead More

$12 Million Settlement Recovered for Jones Act Back Injury

  Our Maritime & Jones Act Lawyers are proud to announce the recovery of a $12 Million settlement for our client who suffered a nearly fatal back injury while working for a major offshore oil and gas company. Ryan Zehl obtained theRead More

Jones Act Lawyers File Lawsuit On Behalf of Injured Offshore Worker

The Jones Act lawyers at Zehl & Associates recently filed suit against Montco Offshore on behalf of a cook who was injured when he slipped and fell on a freshly-waxed floor. As a result of the slip and fall, ourRead More

What Benefits Am I Entitled to Under the Jones Act?

If you are a Jones Act seaman, you may or may not be aware that you are entitled to certain special benefits that other workers are not entitled to in the event of an injury or illness. What are theseRead More

Offshore Injury Lawyers File Lawsuit on Behalf of Injured Jones Act Seaman

The offshore injury lawyers at Zehl & Associates recently filed a lawsuit on behalf of a Jones Act seaman who was injured while working for Houston-based Ranger Offshore. The injury occurred when the worker was attempting to manhandle a 200+ pound divingRead More

Offshore Injury Lawyers File Lawsuit on Behalf of Injured Jones Act Seaman

The offshore injury lawyers at Zehl & Associates have filed a lawsuit on behalf of a tankerman who was seriously injured when he was attacked by a fellow crewmember while onboard a vessel in the Mississippi River. The crewmember responsibleRead More


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