Galloway, Nabors, Jones Act & Seaman

OFFSHORE OIL RIG PLATFORMGalloway, Nabors, Jones Act & Seaman: A recent case in the United States District Court, S.D. Texas, Houston Division ruled on a Motion to remand.

The Galloway, Nabors, Jones Act & Seaman case documents what many workers on a vessel, helicopter, tugboat, ship, offshore, oil rig, oil platform, roustabouts, longshoreman and seaman may face today – an onshore injury, offshore injury or oil rig accident suffered while working on a ship or vessel, helicopter, oil rig, oil platform or offshore that may be a potential admiralty injury, Jones act injury & maritime injury case.

The Court ruled: plaintiff’s motion is denied.

A brief summary of the case:

  • Plaintiff Willie Galloway is a former employee of Defendant Nabors Offshore Corporation, where he worked in various capacities, including as a roustabout on two oil rigs.
  • On May 27, 2014, during plaintiff’s regular course of work on the rig, he allegedly injured his back, neck, and other parts of his body.
  • Plaintiff alleges that the injuries were caused by the defendant’s “negligence in failing to maintain a safe work place,” and that the injuries were “legally caused by the unseaworthiness of the vessel involved, as the lack of proper equipment and training and unsafe work practices led to the existence of unseaworthy conditions.”
  • Plaintiff filed suit against defendant in state court in June 2014 under the Jones Act.

To find out more on the case, see Case No. H14-2029 – January 21, 2015.


OFFSHORE OIL RIG PLATFORMHave you been injured in an offshore accident? Offshore injury?

If you have been injured while working as longshoremen, roughneck, roustabout, cruise ship employee, etc., the laws that govern the areas of navigation, shipping, and overseas injuries, known as maritime and admiralty laws, may protect you.

Individuals suffering a Maritime, Admiralty, Jones Act type personal injury (offshore injury, offshore accident, oil rig injury, oil rig accident or injured offshore, mesothelioma) may be entitled to compensation in the form of maintenance payments, lost wages, monies for medical treatment and other damages. These are some of the jobs that may fall under maritime, Jones act or admiralty law:

  • Merchant Marine
  • Longshoremen
  • Cruise Ships
  • Ship Construction
  • River Boats
  • Tug Boats
  • Fish Processing
  • Commercial Underwater Divers
  • Oil Platform/Rig Workers/Roughnecks
  • Casino Boats
  • Helicopter

For more on admiralty, Jones act and maritime injury cases, please follow this link.


At the Gooch Law Firm, we pride ourselves on providing our clients reliable representation for even the most challenging cases. If you have been injured while out at sea, injured while on a boat, helicopter or vessel, working on an oil rig platform and are considered a longshoreman, seaman, and need an admiralty lawyer, Jones act lawyer or maritime lawyer to help you file an admiralty lawsuit, Jones act lawsuit or maritime lawsuit, please contact our office at 1.844.329.5955.