today, the United States Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision (U.S...Valladolid) providing for fair workers compensation benefits to offshore oil workers, regardless of where the accident causing their injury or death occurs. The Law Offices of Charles D. OCS employment and “as the result of operations conducted on the outer Continental Shelf.” Three U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals have offered different interpretations of the law.
“With the dispute amongst the Courts of Appeals, every day that offshore oil workers report for duty, they are gambling with their own welfare and the welfare of their families,” said Charles D...Naylor. “Offshore oil workers perform in a very dangerous environment. When things go wrong, such as the explosion on the Deepwater Horizon in 2010, people are often seriously injured or killed. This is the risk they take, and they should have a reliable workers’ compensation package with benefits that value the dangerous nature of the job and the time that it requires away from home and family.”
In May 2010, the Law Offices of Charles D. Naylor, representing the widow of offshore oil worker Juan Valladolid (v-EYE-AH-doh-leed) along with Joshua T...OCS workers regardless of the location of the injury, so long as the work being performed at the time of the injury directly furthered operations on the outer continental shelf and occurred in the regular course of those operations. Pacific Operators filed for appeal to the U.S. The team of attorneys presenting to the court included: Charles D...Moore of Kellogg, Huber, Hansen, Todd, Evans & Figel; Joshua T. Gillelan II of the Longshore Claimants’ National Law Center; Michael F...Blais; and Erin Glen Busby.
About Law Offices of Charles D...Naylor has been compassionately and aggressively representing injured workers from the maritime trades including seamen, longshore and marine construction workers, and cruise ship passengers and crew. With more than 100 years combined experience, our attorneys specialize in Maritime Personal Injury, Jones Act, Longshore & Harbor Workers Compensation Act and Cruise Ship Injury.
In 2007, Charles D. Naylor obtained a $55.2 million jury verdict ($5.2M compensatory / $50M punitive) against the now bankrupt DaimlerChrysler for the wrongful death of a longshoreman (Los Angeles Superior Court, BC 332487, Mraz v...Award in 2008, has an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell and has been recognized by Southern California Super Lawyers as one of the “top attorneys in Southern California” (2007- 2011). For more information, visit http://www.NaylorLaw.com, call (888) 440-5829.
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