Jacob’s Overcomes His Head Injury After an Accident Offshore

Jacob’s Overcomes His Head Injury After an Accident Offshore


Anything you need, call us. And I’m probably the most skeptical person
in the world. And when someone tells you that, you just
kind of let it go in one ear out the other. But when I did call, they answered and they
took care of me and it’s hard to find that. The day the accident happened was just a normal,
regular any other day and we were performing a simple task of opening up the doors on the
power slips, getting ready to trip pipe. The operator came up a little too hard on
it and when it broke free, the thimble of the cable struck me in the forehead causing
a herniated C6/C7 disc and some axonal shearing in my brain. Like I said, I thought that he should have
been airlifted immediately just looking at the pictures of his injury and then I wasn’t
even aware of exactly what happened at that point, but he’s sitting there with a big,
giant gash on his head that is simply butterflied together. I really wished the company had treated me
a little better and took better care of me. Maybe I’d still be able to work out there
if they would’ve done the right thing. I could feel a slow decline in my work performance
and my pain levels and things started getting worse, turning downhill for me with the particular
injury that nobody knew I had. I knew something was wrong. Other people were telling me that there was
something wrong. It got to the point where I just couldn’t
perform what I was doing safely and I knew it and I had to take actions because nobody
else would. And that’s whenever I decided to contact somebody
for some advice. If you’re hurting that bad and you’re not
getting any relief from it and no one is willing to help you get relief from it, then it just
comes down to doing what you have to do to make sure that you and your family are okay. She was like me on hiring an attorney, was
real, real hesitant about it. Because when you’re involved in something
like this or an accident, you don’t know what’s going to happen or if this is the right move,
will I ever work in the oilfield again or much less work again? And so I’m sure her concerns were very high
as well as mine about hiring an attorney. When Jake and I first started discussing hiring
an attorney, we talked about, you know, what the good points and the bad points of it. We talked about, would he be able to continue
working, how would we live if he did enter into a lawsuit. Cause we, neither one of us had any idea how
any of this work. When we found out that The Young Firm focused
on maritime law, we were fairly certain that we had been pointed in the right direction. You know that would probably be our better
outcome to, would be to deal with a firm that focused on that type of injuries. When I found out how much my case was settling
for, it was just a tremendous burden off of my shoulders. I could actually feel like I could breathe. The Young Firm helped us through everything. When you first start the process, you’re very,
very scared. You’re wondering, you know, what if my car
breaks down, what am I going to do? And the help is there. They will help you get through the entire
thing. Don’t wait. Don’t hesitate. Don’t be scared. Just if you’re not being taken care of properly,
find somebody to help you. It is worth it.

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