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Client was injured when hydraulic fluid sprayed into his eyes


Our client, an offshore worker, was injured when hydraulic fluid sprayed into his eyes. The defendant admitted fault, and the case was tried on the issue of damages alone to a jury in New Orleans. Although our client suffered blurred vision in one eye, which was believed to be permanent, and expert testimony stated that he could not return to work on an offshore oil rig, where he had worked for more than three years prior to his accident, the defendant refused to offer more than $40,000 to settle his claim. A jury returned a verdict of more than $1,000,000, and although the trial judge refused to modify or alter the jury’s verdict, the Court of Appeal reduced the verdict to approximately $575,000.

Mike “When I came in to see Tim Young, I had gotten injured offshore. I had some hydraulic hoses blow loose and blew hydraulic fluid in my face, burnt my eyes. I lost vision in my right eye.

He made sure that I had all the attention from the doctors that I needed. We went through doctor after doctor to make sure that there was absolutely nothing I could do or if there was any hope to get my vision back. Of course, there was not. Mike and Tim

The company that I was working for just kind of left me out. They tried to blow it off as it was my fault, but that was when Tim Young came in and he tells me, “you let me handle this and we will get these other attorneys off your back and we will take care of what you need” and he did.

When we went to trial, I saw him in action. You had to see this guy in court. The jury found in my favor. They awarded me 1.1 million dollars.

He is going to give you the God’s honest truth about it. He is not going to jerk you around on anything. He won that case for me. I just cannot say enough good things about them. They are good.

You would really have to meet him in person and come see and talk to these people to really get an idea of how they are.


Quick Case Facts


  • Settlement Amount: $1,000,000
  • Claim Type: Jones Act Claim
  • Injury Type: Eye Injury
  • Age: Not Available
  • Job Position: Offshore Worker
  • Accident Location: Gulf of Mexico
  • Vessel Type: Oil Rig
  • Company: Confidential


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