Doyle Dennis LLP recently brought claims against Hess Corporation, Inspectram Limited, and Southey Mauritius on behalf of its client, an offshore worker who was injured while working on a platform located in the Gulf of Mexico. The lawsuit was filed in federal court under the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA).
In May 2023, the client was sent to the Stampede TLP by his employer, Southey, to work as a Rope Access Technician on the platform. As a Rope Access Technician, the client performed services as a rappeller under the supervision of Hess, the operator and/or owner of the Stampede TLP, and Inspectram Limited. The lawsuit alleges that the platform was improperly equipped for the rope access process and allowed the rope to feed out, causing the client to sustain permanent and debilitating injuries. Specifically, the client’s leg suffered serious injury after it struck a clamp during an uncontrolled descent allegedly caused by the defendants’ inadequate equipment. As a result of the incident, the client required stitches and was unable to resume work. Furthermore, due to the nature and severity of his injuries, the client was diagnosed with chronic ACL instability.
Doyle Dennis LLP has significant experience in representing offshore workers who have suffered injuries resulting from the negligence of their employer. If you are an offshore or maritime worker who has sustained an on-the-job injury due to your employer’s negligence, contact us today for a free evaluation of your potential claim.