Houston-based Hercules Offshore announced today that one of its liftboats, the Starfish, capsized after being struck by multiple waterspouts on the evening of September 30, 2011. The accident occurred roughly 30 miles from Port Fourchon, Louisiana. Fortunately, all five crewmembers onboard the vessel at the time of the accident managed to escape. The five offshore employees were eventually pulled from the ocean and transported to a Houma, Louisiana hospital for treatment of minor injuries.
In the aftermath of an offshore accident, countless questions will undoubtedly run through your mind: Do I have to see the company doctor or can I choose my own? How are my medical expenses and other bills going to get paid? Will I ever be able to go back to work? Contact the experienced Maritime Lawyers at Zehl & Associates today to get your questions answered: 1-888-302-3838. We offer a free, confidential initial consultation to anyone who has been injured offshore while on-the-job.