Louisiana's Premier Offshore Injury Law Firm

We’ve Won the Largest Results in Maritime History

“It's important that you get a maritime lawyer that tries cases. It's important that you get a maritime lawyer that gets record results. Our firm has gotten the best results across the country consistently. No one can match our results in maritime cases.”
Kurt Arnold Founding Partner
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Louisiana Maritime Lawyers

Our Offshore Injury Attorneys Have Recovered Billions of Dollars for Clients

Offshore accidents are often serious. While financial relief may be available, recovering fair compensation may be difficult. It is of the utmost importance for an injured worker or a family member who has lost a loved one to seek legal counsel. If an employer tries to limit their legal accountability, the accident occurred overseas, or there are any other layers of complexity, our attorneys can still help you seek the compensation you need.

At Arnold & Itkin, we have experience representing maritime workers under:

The Jones Act protects any seamen who are injured or become ill due to the unseaworthiness of a vessel and/or employer negligence. In most Jones Act claims, an individual is compensated more than what a traditional workers’ compensation claim would provide for their maintenance (living expenses) and cure (medical bills). Any injuries incurred while working offshore can be thoroughly assessed by our Jones Act attorneys, who are ready to fight for your rights under this and other legal provisions.

At Arnold & Itkin, we recognize that maritime law can be filled with challenges, and the specific rights you have if you’re injured as a seaman, harbor worker, shipyard worker, or longshoreman will vary. To ensure your rights are fully protected, you shouldn’t hesitate to contact one of our experienced lawyers. Our Louisiana maritime law firm can offer you experienced legal guidance when you need it most.

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We Help Offshore Workers
Throughout Louisiana

With offices in Texas and Louisiana, our maritime lawyers are proud to help the injured throughout the nation, including workers who were working in foreign waters at the time of the incident. If you have been injured while working offshore, you should not hesitate to contact us. We have represented people from all 50 states.

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Local Maritime Cases

The Most Accomplished, Most Trusted Maritime Attorneys

We've handled more
offshore injury cases
than any other law firm
in the country.

  • We’ve Won More Than $20 Billion for Our Clients

  • We’ve Helped Create, Write & Change Maritime Law

  • We Represented Over a Third of the Deepwater Horizon Crew

  • We Helped the Widows Following the Sinking of the El Faro Cargo Ship

  • We Negotiated the Largest Known Settlement for a Wrongful Death Offshore

  • We've Helped After Every Maritime Catastrophe in the Last 20 Years

Awards & Honors

  • Best Law Firms (2024)
  • U.S. News – Best Lawyers® Best Law Firms (2023)
  • U.S. News – Best Lawyers® Best Law Firms (2022)
  • U.S. News – Best Lawyers® Best Law Firms (2021)
  • U.S. News – Best Lawyers® Best Law Firms (2020)
  • U.S. News – Best Lawyers® Best Law Firms (2019)
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Super Lawyers
  • Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America
  • The Inner Circle of Advocates
  • NTL: Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Law Journal Top 100 Verdicts

Media Mentions

  • CNN
  • Forbes
  • ABC
  • Wall Street Journal
  • USA Today
  • Reuters
  • CBS
  • NBC News
  • $8 Billion
    Top 3 Largest Jury Verdict in U.S. History
  • $2.25 Billion
    Record-Setting Victory Against Global Company
  • $860 Million
    History-Making Verdict Won After Fatal Accident
  • $557 Million
    Massive Verdict Won Against Union Pacific
  • $357 Million
    Largest Workplace Accident Settlement in Texas History
  • $222 Million
    Record-Breaking Verdict for Widow
  • $209 Million
    Verdict Won for Family of Victim of Fatal Virus
  • $205 Million
    Confidential Settlement Obtained for Numerous Clients
  • $193 Million
    Settlement Won for Victims of Pipeline Explosion
  • $177.5 Million
    Settlement for Workers Burned in Industrial Incident
  • $175 Million
    Landmark Verdict for Victims of Weed Killer
  • $171 Million
    One of the Largest Confidential Settlements in History
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Meet Arnold
& Itkin

  • Founding Partner

    Kurt Arnold

    “We take the cases we must win because it’s the right thing—the ones we have to win. Even if it’s hard. Especially if it’s hard.
    Meet Kurt
  • Founding Partner

    Jason Itkin

    “People call me when something terrible has happened and they need help. It is personal to my clients, so it is personal to me. We have to win—no matter what.”
    Meet Jason

Get to Know The Team

We're a firm that
never stops fighting
for our clients.

Hear Our Clients’ Stories

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    “Just knowing they were going to do everything they could to make sure they find out the truth, to make sure we were taken care of for life. Just seeing that they actually cared and wanted the best for the families. They didn’t just think you were a number. They actually care.
    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.”
    Shawn Thomas Workplace Explosion Victim
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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

Cases Our Law Firm Handles

At Arnold & Itkin, we have seen the level of devastation offshore accidents can cause. From explosions to dredging accidents, we've handled it all.

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