“Thank you so very much, as an individual and as a law firm, for the assistance you did provide.”
In January of 2011, our former client and longshoreman, Stephen, was a galley hand working for a catering company when he injured his back hauling a carton of six one-gallon water jugs up a flight of stairs on a fixed offshore platform. Though there was a dumbwaiter to use for these kinds of work responsibilities, the dumbwaiter was out of service, forcing Stephen to lug heavy containers up the stairs instead.
Like he was supposed to, Stephen reported his injury to his employer in a timely fashion but even so was having difficulty paying his medical expenses after his accident. He had developed back pain and was later diagnosed with thoracic spondylosis and thoracic disc disease, and as a result, he was temporarily totally disabled and unable to return to work for over a year. We filed a claim on his behalf asserting that his company had been negligent in the following ways:
Several of our experts argued that the company improperly instructed our client on how to perform his duties, specifically carrying heavy containers up a flight of stairs, which contributed to his injury. Through the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act, he obtained vocational rehabilitation services to help him find a suitable employment after his injury. We were then able to settle his case and have him compensated for his
We were glad to have been able to secure a successful settlement for a client and help get him back on his feet and working again.
More client testimonials:
After a neck injury, Charles made the difficult choice to hire an attorney: “it’s a lot of guilt and a lot of what-ifs but you gotta think about your family, put them first. It was a very hard decision, but I don’t regret my decision at all.”Charles M. | Fort Necessity, Louisiana | Neck Injury Settlement
“The Young Firm helped us through everything. When you first start the process, you’re very, very scared. You’re wondering, you know, what if my car breaks down, what am I going to do? And the help is there. They will help you get through the entire thing.”Oil Platform… | USA | Testimonial
“She did her job, and I love her to death for that. I appreciate everything she done. Her and the whole team.”Jarvis B. | Louisiana | Back & Neck Injury
“Thank you very much for everything you did for me and my family. I couldn’t ask for any better treatment. It was just wonderful, so thank you very much, all of you here at The Young Firm.”Isaac T. | Lafayette, Louisiana | Back Injury
“It was just nice to call your office and have the questions answered, and to speak with someone who could tell you this, this, and this. You asked a question, they answered it.”Joe S. | Mountain Home, AR | Hand & Knee Injury
“Don’t be scared to hire a lawyer. If you get injured, call The Young Firm. I would not hesitate on that at all…They stood behind me, and helped me, and fought for me, and made everything okay.”Jeremy S. | Wilmington, NC | Burn Injury
“After I met Tim [Young]…and explained stuff to me, I felt extremely comfortable with him. He’s a great help. He knows what he’s talking about. He knows his stuff.”Lee K. | Opp, AL | Head & Brain Injury
“I was given my life back. At moment’s notice everything changed, but [with] the durability of my team and, and of my family, we were able to pick up the pieces and put it back together. And I am proud to say I can carry on again. That means everything to me.”James L. | Louisiana | Back Injury
“After the initial visit that I had with The Young Firm, with Timothy Young, I felt better. I felt more at ease and I just felt in my heart that I had picked the right company to represent me. They really helped me out through my time of not being able to work.”Joshua J. | Pineville, LA | Back & Neck Injury
“Even after it’s all said and done, he’s still there and he’s like a new member to the family. He helped me out a lot and I could move forward with my life from here because of Tim. I appreciate everything they did for me. And I really mean that.”Jimmy A. | Louisiana | Back & Neck Injury