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Arnold & Itkin LLP has Successfully
Won Countless Offshore Injury Cases.

As the most dangerous industry in the country, it is not surprising to learn that offshore workers commonly face catastrophic, even life-threatening injuries.

If you were injured in Alabama, our lawyers can help you. With years of experience and billions of dollars recovered, we understand how maritime law works. We can take the necessary steps to fight for full financial compensation on your behalf.

Contact us today to learn more about how we can fight for your rights.

Regardless of whether you were injured in an oil rig explosion, while working on a barge, or if you lost someone you care about, you can turn to our firm for the help that you need. We have handled some of the most complex maritime injury cases in U.S. history, and we are ready to help you. Call (888) 346-5024 now for a free consultation. We can help you walk through your available options and determine your next steps.

  • Experienced

    Represented Over 1/3 of the Deepwater Horizon Crew

    When the largest maritime disaster in history occurred, more families chose Arnold & Itkin than any other law firm.

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  • Accomplished

    Setting the Standard for Maritime Law

    Throughout our legal careers, we have recovered billions of dollars in verdicts & settlements

  • Determined

    Record Setting Victories & Unparalleled Dedication

    Fighting against the biggest corporations in the world takes a firm with the experience, resources, and commitment to succeed.

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Billions of Dollars Recovered

At Arnold & Itkin LLP, we have recovered billions of dollars for the injured. Whether through negotiated settlements or jury awards, our offshore injury attorneys have secured outstanding results time and time again for all types of Jones Act and other maritime injury claims. We represent maritime workers throughout Alabama with compassion, professionalism, and an unwavering commitment to seek the highest amount of compensation possible.

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What Do Maritime Workers Say About Us?

I encountered professionalism, understanding, compassion… lot of compassion. They really felt for what me and my wife were going through.

~ Deepwater Horizon Crew Member

I’ve been in the oilfield 30 years. I’ve seen guys win cases, lose cases…I could tell he was a lawyer who knew what he was doing.

~ Deepwater Horizon Crew Member

They made me feel very secure…They were looking out for my best interests, and they he cared about the things that were going on with me.

~ Deepwater Horizon Crew Member

I couldn’t have asked for better lawyers or a better law firm.

~ Deepwater Horizon Crew Member

Practice Areas & Helpful Information

Maritime / Offshore Information

We at Arnold & Itkin have seen the level of devastation that offshore accidents can cause. From the explosion of
oil rigs to maritime employers who place workers in dangerous conditions, we have seen and handled it all.

  • Offshore Injuries Learn More

    Following a 2013 study (2003-2010), the CDC reported that workers in the offshore oil and gas industry are 7 times more likely to die than workers in any other industry. As the most dangerous industry in the country, it is not surprising to learn that offshore workers commonly face catastrophic, even life-threatening injuries.

    If you were injured in Alabama,
    our maritime lawyers can help you.

    With years of experience and billions of dollars recovered, we understand how maritime injury law works. We can take the necessary steps to fight for full financial compensation on your behalf.

  • Seaman Injury Learn More

    Seaman who are injured while at their workplace or while performing a work-related task have certain rights if they are injured. If you were injured while on a vessel, one of your rights is to receive wages through the end of the voyage. You are also entitled to receive maintenance and cure benefits

    Our legal team can help you
    protect your rights to such benefits.

    Arnold & Itkin LLP has extensive experience in going against large corporations and insurance companies. If your rights have been violated, we can fight aggressively for you and your best interests.

  • Jones Act Learn More

    In early June of 1920, the United States Congress adopted the Merchant Marine Act. This federal statute was created to regulate maritime commerce in navigable waters in the United States as well as between U.S. ports. Better known today as the Jones Act, it played an important role in codifying the rights of seamen.

    Under the Jones Act, injured seamen
    can file claims to seek compensation.

    Due to the potential complexity of Jones Act claims and the many issues that an injured seaman may already have to deal with, the team at Arnold & Itkin LLP is committed to handling these matters on behalf of our clients. We represent seamen injured at and while traveling between all Alabama ports.

  • Harbor Workers Learn More

    In the traditional sense of the word, harbor workers do not qualify as “seamen”; however, that does not mean that they are not heavily involved in the maritime industry. Yet, while they still contribute in many functions—from construction to conversion—they still do not benefit from the same maritime injury laws.

    Harbor workers are instead
    protected by the LHWCA.

    Similar to workers’ compensation, the LHWCA provides protection for those who sustained employment injuries and occupational diseases—giving them the chance to recover financial compensation.

  • Types of Accidents Learn More

    Though the duties of each offshore worker may vary, as may the location of the work performed, there are particular types of accidents that occur more frequently than others. These accidents may have a serious impact on a maritime worker, causing physical trauma that leaves him or her unable to work.

    We are highly skilled in representing
    maritime workers who have been injured.

    No matter the type of accident that caused your injury, you can trust in the skilled legal representation of our Alabama offshore injury lawyers. We encourage you to contact us immediately to learn more.

  • Maritime Piracy Learn More

    Piracy is not just a danger of the past. In fact, it is estimated that up to $16 billion is lost every year due to theft from vessels. Although most of these crimes occur far from U.S. territory, it can affect U.S. workers as armed gangs will often board vessels and sometimes even take crewmembers as hostages.

    In 2013 alone, there were more than
    250 maritime piracy attacks.

    Our team at Arnold & Itkin LLP has recovered billions of dollars for our clients. We understand the trauma and heartache that surround offshore accidents and incidents and can fight tirelessly for you.

  • Oil Spill Claims Learn More

    Have you or a loved one been affected by a serious oil spill? These incidents not only disrupt your business and personal life, but they can also lead to serious health issues. Therefore, you may be able to pursue a claim for everything from medical benefits to property damage to even the interruption of your business.

    Individuals and business alike may be
    able to file a claim following an oil spill.

    At Arnold & Itkin LLP, we are well-versed in the damage that can stem from oils, such as the one following the tragic Deepwater Horizon incident. If you would like to learn more about how we can help, give us a call.

  • Maritime Law Learn More

    Maritime law is complex subject that involves many variables. For this reason, it is important to work with an Alabama maritime attorney who understands the statutes that pertain to maritime commerce, the rights of injured seamen, as well as the relationship between a maritime employer and employee.

    Depending on the circumstances,
    you may be entitled to financial relief.

    You have specific rights under general maritime law. Our legal team is committed to protecting these rights to the fullest extent, and we are not afraid of going up against the most formidable opponents to do so.

  • Longshoreman Rights Learn More

    Under the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act, injured longshore workers are protected from unfair treatment after an injury. If you or a family member were injured while at work, you could be entitled to payment for medical bills, payment for disability, payment for lost wages, and more.

    It is important for you to understand
    your rights as a longshoreman.

    Often, insurance companies are reluctant to give victims the compensation they need. By speaking with Arnold & Itkin LLP, you could have a strong legal advocate on your side protecting your best interests.

  • Types of Injuries Learn More

    Maritime work is dangerous, and a seaman or harbor worker may be at risk of injury in any of a number of scenarios. Regardless of the type of offshore injury you or someone you love may have experienced, it is important to weigh your options in seeking compensation for medical care, lost wages, and living expenses.

    We recognize that your injuries
    may dramatically influence Your life.

    The Jones Act and other maritime laws may grant you the ability to file a claim or lawsuit—and our firm may be able to assist you in taking the appropriate action to seek the money that is rightfully yours.

  • Oil Rig Explosions Learn More

    Any fire or explosion is a potentially cataclysmic event that may leave numerous people injured. However, when an incident of this kind occurs on an offshore rig or any type of commercial vessel at sea, the results may be far more traumatic. For instance, a fire on a rig may spread rapidly due to the quantity of combustible substances that may be found on the rig and an explosion may cause the ship to sink.

    At Arnold & Itkin, we helped more than 1/3
    of the crew of the Deepwater Horizon.

    Having successfully recovered billions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for our clients, our legal team knows what it takes to effectively handle maritime injury claims.

  • Company Profiles Learn More

    At Arnold & Itkin LLP, we know just how many different maritime and energy-related companies operate in the ports of Alabama and throughout the Gulf of Mexico. From BP to Chevron, there are countless entities that employ offshore workers in work everywhere from harbors to offshore oil platforms.

    If you or someone you love was hurt,
    you can trust in us to stand up for you.

    Our Alabama maritime injury law firm is not afraid to stand toe-to-toe with some of the industry’s largest companies because we have done it before. If you would like to learn more about these companies, as well as how our firm can stand up for your rights, we encourage you to contact us today.

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Meet Arnold & Itkin

The trial lawyers at Arnold & Itkin LLP are known for the unique blend of skill, energy, and passion they bring to each and every case. Throughout the years, they have scored record-setting verdicts and settlements by taking on tough cases; for example, they represented a third of the crew injured in the Deepwater Horizon tragedy. Results such as these have established them as clear leaders in the field.

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Let Us Help! Our Maritime Lawyers Demand Justice for the Injured.

If you or a loved one has been injured offshore, there is no firm more qualified to fight for you than Arnold & Itkin.

Call us immediately for a free case evaluation. We can advise you on all aspects of maritime law and the benefits you are entitled to under the Jones Act, the Death on the High Seas Act, General Maritime Law, or the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act.

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