X-Subsea USA, LLC, was on the verge of bankruptcy in late 2014. They were rushing crews, planning jobs poorly, and not staffing jobs with enough people to do the jobs safely.
Jordan was a supervisor for X-Subsea. His last hitch for the company was late October 2014. His bosses knew they were understaffed that hitch and knew they'd arrived at the X-Subsea vessel after a 12 hour trip with no rest. But they insisted he get his crew working right away. During that first shift, he herniated two discs in his lower back.
When Jordan was back on land, he was concerned about his company taking care of his medical bills. He knew a heating pad and some Advil wasn't going to fix his back. He already had $12,000 in medical bills. X-Subsea ganged up on him, offering him $1,500 if he would sign a release.
He hired our firm to help him fight X-Subsea.
Jordan needed a surgery, even the insurance doctor hired agreed he needed back surgery. Under the Jones Act, the company is obligated to pay for Jordan's back surgery. Unfortunately for Jordan, not only did the company try to lowball him from the beginning, X-Subsea went bankrupt in early 2015. We were able to get the bankruptcy court to let us continue with our lawsuit against the company.
We continued to investigate his case. Jordan was able to get the surgery he needed to fix his back. We mediated his case on September 14, 2016, and were able to negotiate a large settlement for Jordan.