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QMED Oiler Severely Burned Offshore Gets $5 Million+

Our client was severely burned offshore while working out in the Gulf of Mexico when a steam valve blew out.

steam valveHe suffered 2nd and 3rd-degree burns and a large part of his body (including his chest, arms, and legs) was burned and required multiple skin graft surgeries. The doctors told him he would never be able to return offshore to the work that he loved.

Despite reservations, he called The Young Firm to better understand his options. With the hard work of our legal team, we were able to get Jeremy a settlement that he was more than happy with. The companies tried to blame Jeremy for what happened to him, but we did not back down from fully supporting him and his case. With his settlement, he’ll be able to live out the rest of his life worry-free and spend more time with his family. Though his injuries will always give him problems, he’s able to lead a relatively healthy and happy life because of the settlement he won.

Unfortunately, burn injuries can be quite common with offshore work and can severely impact someone’s quality of life. Jeremy was able to safeguard his future by pursuing a maritime injury claim. No one wants to go to court against their employer, however, when you suffer injuries so severe that you have millions of dollars in medical costs, sometimes that’s the only option that makes sense.

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Quick Case Facts


  • Settlement Amount: $5 Million+
  • Claim Type: Jones Act Claim
  • Injury Type: Burn Injury
  • Age: 32
  • Job Position: QMED Oiler
  • Accident Location: Gulf of Mexico
  • Vessel Type: Oil Rig
  • Company: Confidential


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