Helping Texas Maritime Workers

The Leaders in Maritime Law

$1 Billion Won for Clients in 5 Years

As an injured maritime worker, you have rights. You have the right to an attorney. You have the right to seek medical care and to have your medical expenses covered. Most importantly, you have the right to recover just benefits and compensation.

Arnold & Itkin LLP can provide you with experienced guidance in the wake of any type of offshore accident. We have recovered more than $1 billion for our clients in settlements and verdicts in 5 years. We stand ready to recover maximum financial compensation in your maritime claim.

Serving All of Texas' Ports

Because there are so many different ports across Texas' Gulf Coast, we are proud to announce that our firm is willing to serve clients injured at any of them.

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The Only Maritime Law Firm Good Enough For You

  • 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 more than $1 billion in 5 years 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.

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

    Interested in finding out more about offshore injuries? We built this website to make it easier for injured seamen to find helpful information pertaining to these important matters. If you would like to learn more about maritime claims and our legal services, we welcome you to review the information on this site.

    You can also contact our firm
    for a free review of your case.

    With our experience in handling Jones Act claims and our commitment to protecting the rights of maritime workers, we are ready to see how we can assist you. Contact our team today.

  • Seaman Injury Learn More

    According to the Jones Act, seamen have the right to pursue legal action when hurt; however, in order to qualify for benefits under the Jones Act, you must meet three qualifications.

    Not sure if you qualify?
    Our firm can help!

    If you are a sailor, understanding your rights as an offshore worker may help you get financial compensation for any injury you sustain at work. If you have been hurt and believe that you employer is to blame, talk to an attorney from our firm today—we want to help you get the money you deserve for your injuries.

  • Jones Act Learn More

    The Jones Act is a federal law that regulates maritime commerce on inland waterways in the U.S. and between U.S. ports. Under the Jones Act, seamen have the right to make claims to collect financial compensation from their employers for injuries that have been sustained.

    To qualify to receive benefits under the
    Jones Act, you must qualify as a "seaman."

    The best way to find out whether you may qualify to receive benefits is by discussing your unique case with an attorney. A Texas Jones Act lawyer at Arnold & Itkin LLP can answer any questions you may have and address your concerns in order to determine whether you should move forward with a Jones Act claim.

  • Harbor Workers Learn More

    Even with safety regulations in place, harbor workers are subject to serious injuries and even death while performing their daily duties. Should an accident occur on a dock or shipyard, it is important for harbor workers to know that they can receive compensation if they are employed with a U.S. company. From ship repairers to shipbuilders, all harbor workers need to understand how the law protects their rights.

    The LHWCA is especially beneficial
    for injured harbor workers.

    If you or a loved one have been injured while working as a harbor worker, we may be able to help you seek benefits from your employer. We can work hard to get you the compensation you deserve. Call today.

  • Types of Accidents Learn More

    There are numerous types of accidents that a maritime worker may be involved in. These may be caused by negligence, lack of proper training, defective equipment, or any of a number of other situations. No matter their cause, they have the potential to leave a worker seriously injured.

    Involving a lawyer is a wise choice in the
    wake of an offshore accident of any kind.

    You may have the right to seek compensation, but without legal counsel you may find that your ability to recover a fair settlement will be limited. Your employer or the ship owner may actually try to avoid paying your claim or may offer you far less than your claim's worth. A lawyer can ensure your rights are protected.

  • Maritime Piracy Learn More

    Piracy is a growing threat to commercial shipping and offshore endeavors. Per the Piracy Reporting Center at the International Maritime Bureau, pirates usually take $8 million to $200 million in loot per robbery.

    Pirate attacks are one of many dangers
    a maritime worker has to consider.

    It is vitally important that maritime workers understand their rights under maritime law and how to seek compensation in case of injury. We can help you understand the legal options available to you.

  • Oil Spill Claims Learn More

    At Arnold & Itkin LLP, we are proud to represent the legal rights of individuals and businesses who have been affected by a major oil spill. We are vastly experienced in oil and gas claims and have helped everyone from landowners suffering from contamination to the crewmembers of the Deepwater Horizon.

    If you were affected by an oil spill,
    we can help you fight for compensation.

    Do not hesitate to contact our firm today if you would like to schedule a free case evaluation with our team.

  • Maritime Law Learn More

    There are various federal statutes and even state laws that may affect injured maritime workers. One of the most important qualities to look for in your Texas offshore injury attorney is a complete knowledge of these laws and how they may affect your ability to seek financial compensation. Properly applied to your claim, maritime laws may grant you the opportunity to recover the money that will enable you to move on.

    Hiring a maritime lawyer you trust is
    critical following a serious accident.

    With our maritime law experience, Arnold & Itkin is prepared to assist you in seeking the benefits you need after an offshore injury or accident. To get started, contact us for your free consultation.

  • Longshoreman Rights Learn More

    Longshoremen are exposed to unique hazards on the job. While their duties typically focus on loading and unloading cargo, they can also be assigned to any job requested of them by the terminal operator. Surrounded by huge machinery and heavy containers, longshoremen are at high risk for accidents every day.

    Regardless of fault, longshoremen are
    entitled to benefits if injured on the job.

    If you have suffered from a maritime illness or injury, you may be able to seek compensation through the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act (LHWCA). Arnold & Itkin LLP has a proven track record with marine-related cases; we understand how the LHWCA can benefit your situation.

  • Types of Injuries Learn More

    The injuries sustained by offshore workers are often catastrophic—changing the very lives of the workers and affecting their ability to provide for their families or to return to the same line of work. It is in these situations that an offshore worker will be best served by consulting a skilled attorney.

    You may be entitled to compensation.
    We can advise you of your rights.

    At Arnold & Itkin LLP, we have represented countless maritime workers in serious injury claims. If you or a family member has experienced any type of offshore injury, do not hesitate to call our offices for a confidential, free consultation. We have recovered more than $1 billion in 5 years for the injured.

  • Oil Rig Explosions Learn More

    Perhaps two of the most serious types of offshore accidents involve fires and explosions. An explosion may cause an entire vessel to sink while a fire may quickly spread across an entire offshore platform—leaving workers with no place to seek refuge. You may have the right to seek compensation from your employer.

    At our firm, we offer a free consultation
    to discuss the accident & your rights.

    An offshore explosion may provide you with grounds to move forward with a Jones Act claim if the vessel was unseaworthy or your employer was negligent in some way. General maritime law may allow you to seek compensation regardless of fault or specific negligence. Call today to learn more.

  • Company Profiles Learn More

    Texas is central to the maritime industry with countless companies operating out of it and throughout the rest of the Gulf. These companies offer services that range from shipping to transport to natural gas drilling to even commercial fishing. If you or someone you love was injured while in the employ of one of these companies, you should not hesitate to contact our firm as soon as possible to request a free case evaluation.

    In the last 5 years alone, we have
    recovered more than $1 billion.

    Our legal team is committed to the success of our clients, and we are ready to help you. Call 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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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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