Lawsuit Filed for Injured Offshore Worker

by | Sep 8, 2019 | Civil litigation, Firm News, Offshore accidents, Personal Injury

Spagnoletti Law Firm recently filed suit on behalf of an offshore oil worker who sustained serious injuries while on a vessel in the Gulf of Mexico.  The Plaintiff, a welding inspector, was transported via helicopter to Fieldwood Energy’s Eugene Island 333 platform.  After reaching the platform, he was instructed that he needed to relocate to a nearby vessel, owned and operated by Laborde Marine.  Plaintiff was transferred to the vessel in rough seas. Later that night, while Plaintiff was walking down the stairs on the vessel he slipped due to the condition of the stairs and the rough seas that rocked the vessel. Our client fell 3-4 steps, to the bottom of the stairs, sustaining severe injuries.  He continues to receive medical treatment.  The lawsuit brings claims against Laborde Marine, L.L.C. and Fieldwood Energy LLC.  The lawsuit alleges:

The lawsuit alleges the Defendants were negligent in the following ways:

(a) failing to provide proper and adequate lodging for Plaintiff;
(b) failing to safely evaluate weather conditions;
(c) failing to take reasonable precautions for Plaintiff’s safety;
(d) failing to perform adequate safety meetings and analyses to identify and minimize the risk to Plaintiff and others;
(e) failing to assess the conditions on board the vessel;
(f) failing to eliminate dangerous conditions on the vessel; and
(g) failing to warn Plaintiff of the dangerous condition on the vessel.

The Plaintiff has asserted claims of negligence and gross negligence against the two companies.  The Plaintiff is represented by Spagnoletti Law Firm attorneys Marcus Spagnoletti and Eric J. Rhine.

Spagnoletti Law Firm has attorneys licensed in Texas, Florida, and New York.  We have handled numerous cases involving complex litigation in both federal and state court across the country.  Our attorneys have extensive experience in litigation of personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits.  Our attorneys have the skills needed to aggressively represent the families of loved ones or those who have been seriously injured as a result of an incident on a vessel or offshore oil platform.

The experienced attorneys at Spagnoletti Law Firm can help you understand your rights if you or a loved one was seriously injured or died as a result of the negligence of others. Please contact us online or call 713-804-9306 or to learn more about your legal rights.