A man from Vermillion Parish, Lousiana, was performing his job on an offshore oil rig operated by Stone Energy Corporation, Stone Energy Offshore LLC, H&H Well Services Inc., and Wood Group PSN Inc. on August 10, 2015. On this day, George W. Yanna, Jr. was injured and permanently disfigured from piping that suddenly and unexpectedly released uncontrolled pressure.
The lawsuit was filed against the parties named above on March 28, 2016, and the plaintiff is seeking damages for injury, medical expenses, lost wages, physical and mental anguish, and permanent disfigurement. The plaintiff and his attorneys claim that the release of uncontrolled pressure from the piping on the offshore oil rig was due to the explicit negligence of the parties named above, which resulted in the injuries to the plaintiff and other employees.
In addition to all damages, the plaintiff is seeking a trial by jury, general and special, legal interest, court costs, and any further compensation or restitution that the court grants.
Oil Rig Injuries
Although offshore oil rigs provide employment opportunities for individuals in Texas, Louisiana, and other states near the Gulf of Mexico, these rigs can be a dangerous place to work. Great care must be taken in order to keep workers safe and out of harms way. When negligence occurs and the oil rig and/or its equipment is not properly maintained by the entity or entities in charge of the rig, serious and even deadly injuries can occur.
Around the same time in August 2015, a man slipped and fell on an offshore oil rig operated by Chevron, and the plaintiff claims serious and permanent bodily injury and disfigurement due to Chevron’s negligence to maintain a safe work environment on the rig.
Were You or a Loved One Injured on an Offshore Oil Rig?
If you or someone you love were hurt while performing their job on an offshore oil rig, you may be able to seek compensation for the damages you incurred as a result of the injury. Negligent companies, like Chevron and Stone Energy Corporation, should be held responsible for their carelessness and inability to provide employees with a safe work environment.
Contact Gregory H. Bevel today to discuss your claim and to learn more about what your rights are after being injured on an offshore oil drilling rig. We will aggressively pursue the maximum amount of compensation in your case in order to provide you with financial relief and to hold those responsible for your injuries legally liable for their negligence. Call now at (214) 580-2555.