The law firm of Timothy M. Farris represents oil and gas workers who have been injured in offshore and inland waterway accidents, related to the oil and gas industry in the Gulf of Mexico. We also represent family members of oil and gas workers who have been killed.
Attorney Timothy M. Farris has 22 years of experience representing workers who have been seriously hurt in off-shore oil rig accidents. These cases, which are sometimes called Jones Act, admiralty, or general maritime cases, include:
If you have been injured in any type of offshore accident, a drilling rig accident in the Gulf of Mexico, you may be covered by a special law known as the Jones Act. The Jones Act provides special protection to workers on boats and other types of vessels, such as floating oil rigs or jack-ups.
If you and your lawyer can prove that your employer was negligent (that is, provided an unsafe place to work), then you can recover compensation for pain, suffering, and disability. You can also recover full wages lost due to the accident. Under the Jones Act, any injured person who is not offered fair compensation by an employer can have his or her case decided by a jury. This can be beneficial because jury members should have much more in common with an injured worker than with the oil and gas company and its insurance carrier.
If you have been hurt in an offshore accident and the company doctor says that you don't need medical attention, call attorney Timothy M. Farris immediately. The employer's doctor is likely to be biased against you and in favor of your employer, so it is important that you also have your own treating physician. We will make sure that you get the medical care and the compensation you deserve.
The law firm of Timothy M. Farris represents injured oil and gas workers on a contingency fee basis, which means that we earn attorney fees only if we are successful in obtaining compensation for you. We offer a free initial consultation to evaluate your case. If you do not recover, we do not get a fee.
To learn more about what attorney Timothy M. Farris can do for you, contact our offices today. Representing clients throughout the state of Mississippi.