Maritime Law Attorneys

Protecting the Victims of Serious Maritime Injuries

Our Maritime Injury Attorneys Are Known for Winning the Best Results in the Country
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While employees on land and at sea may have similar job responsibilities, the work performed at sea is inherently more dangerous. Labor laws that apply to workers on land are not suitable for their water-based counterparts. Hence, maritime law was formulated to offer enhanced protection and clearly defined rights for those working in ocean-based professions, recognizing the unique risks they face every day.

If you work in the maritime industry and have suffered a work-related injury, Arnold & Itkin can help you. Our firm has won over $20 billion in verdicts and settlements and is committed to achieving the best possible results. With our experienced maritime injury lawyers by your side, you may be able to recover financial compensation that can cover immediate medical expenses, future rehabilitation costs, and even lost wages. 

To learn more about how our maritime injury firm can help you, call (888) 346-5024 for a free consultation!

Understanding the Types of Injury Cases That Can Be Brought Under Maritime Law

At Arnold & Itkin, we’re committed to advocating for the rights of maritime workers who have sustained injuries while working at sea. Our firm is well-equipped to support and protect your legal rights, regardless of your injury. Whether your injury occurred while working in a harbor, on a drilling rig, or even during helicopter transport, you can trust our proven team to help you secure the comprehensive compensation you deserve.

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What Is Maritime Law?

Understanding the Complexities of Admiralty & Maritime Law

Maritime law, also known as admiralty law, governs nautical issues and activities occurring on the water. This body of law encompasses various aspects, including the definition of job duties within the maritime industry, regulations surrounding marine shipping, protocols for handling cargo damage, and specific guidelines for maritime injury claims, among others. In the United States, maritime law allows for five distinct types of cases related to maritime property to be brought to federal court. 

These distinct types of cases include the following:

One of the most critical elements of maritime law is its focus on workers' welfare. It provides essential legal frameworks and protections for seafarers, ensuring they have avenues for seeking justice and compensation in the event of injuries or health issues suffered at sea. This aspect underscores maritime law's pivotal role in safeguarding the rights and well-being of those who work in this challenging work environment.

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    Tinisha Thomas El Faro Widow
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    “They’re unstoppable! They definitely have the experience you need. They're fighting for little people that can’t handle themselves when a giant comes. Almost like David and Goliath. It’s an amazing thing to see.”
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    “I told him, “Kurt you’re my hero. You’re my knight in shining armor.” Because that’s how I feel toward him. He’s there to protect me, and I feel so safe. They are driven. They are aggressive. They will not quit for you. They will not give up for you. That’s what makes them special.”
    Mildred Solar Cortes El Faro Widow

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