The Jones Act lawyers at Zehl & Associates were recently retained by another worker in connection with injuries sustained on April 20, 2010 onboard the Deepwater Horizon. BP and Transocean are actively trying to lure loyal employees into settling their injury claims for extremely low amounts, sometimes less than just one year’s wages. This sort of underhanded treatment has already forced several honest, hard-working seamen to seek legal counsel in order to make sure that they get what the law allows them to get and not a penny less. Recoverable damages include lost wages, medical expenses, pain and suffering and loss of fringe benefits (e.g. retirement, health insurance, etc.) all calculated for the past and future. Remember, do not accept any settlement offer until you have discussed it with a knowledgeable maritime attorney!
If you or a loved one were injured in the Deepwater Horizon rig explosion, contact the experienced offshore injury lawyers at Zehl & Associates today for a free, confidential consultation at 1 1-888-302-3838. We currently represent a number of individuals injured onboard the Deepwater and are ready to answer any questions that you may have regarding your legal rights