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At Arnold & Itkin LLP, we remain dedicated to providing our clients with high-quality representation in offshore personal injury claims. Over the years, we have been proud to provide our clients with representation in complex litigation and have been successful in recovering billions of dollars in verdicts and settlements.

To learn more about some of the successes of our experienced maritime lawyers, please read the articles below!

Yesterday we published a blog talking about the USS McCain accident of August 2017, which led to the deaths of 10 U.S. sailors off the coast of Singapore. The incident is back in the news as 10 families bring lawsuits against the owners of the Alnic, the merchant tanker that collided with the McCain. Our very own Cory Itkin represents 9 of the 10 families. Today, we round up the most notable ...
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Last August, the USS John McCain lost steering and veered into the path of a merchant tanker, the Alnic, off the coast of Singapore. The collision between the two ships led to the deaths of 10 US sailors. Now, the sailors' families are taking legal action against the tanker ship that killed their loved ones. What has complicated the situation is the release of two reports, each of which finds ...
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Arnold & Itkin filed suit on behalf of a Mississippi River seaman who was injured because his vessel had a trap-door manhole cover. Our client stepped on it without realizing, causing a serious fall. He suffered injuries to his shoulder, arm, and other parts of his body. Injuries like this are more than an inconvenience. As a Chief Engineer, he was able to provide for his family of four before the ...
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Arnold & Itkin LLP filed a lawsuit on behalf of a hardworking seaman who contracted a life-threatening respiratory illness two times while working aboard a cargo ship—the APL PHILLIPINES—out of Los Angeles, CA. Arnold & Itkin has filed suit against the ship’s owner and operator, both of whom owed our client a safe working environment free from toxic pathogens. In a context where most people are ...
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The Jones Act lawyers at Arnold & Itkin LLP filed a lawsuit on behalf of a Florida seaman injured on a well intervention vessel. The roustabout had his hand crushed while working with cables. He needed his thumb amputated, in addition to sustaining other severe injuries. In a profession where a tight grip is necessary for virtually all tasks, losing a thumb is catastrophic. While working aboard ...
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May 22 Is National Maritime Day

Ever since 1607, the destiny of the United States has largely been decided on the seas. Of the original 13 colonies, 12 sat on the Atlantic coast, making each colony a seafaring state to varying degrees. Some of our nation’s greatest advancements depended on our ability to travel across the ocean—from our ability to trade with Britain, to our involvement in the World Wars hundreds of years later. ...
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Our blog has previously talked about the difference between the UK's approach to offshore safety and our country's approach. In essence, the difference is in what our industry's value. In Britain, offshore companies are willing to invest in safety before failure occurs. Safety officials create a list of dire risks and prepare for them, regardless of precedent. In the US, however, we only fix ...
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The offshore injury & maritime lawyers at Arnold & Itkin LLP recently filed a lawsuit on behalf of an injured Jones Act Seaman. While performing his assigned tasks onboard a vessel, our client was ordered to perform his tasks in an unsafe manner because the company refused to slow down and do things the proper, safe way. As a result, our client has now suffered spinal injuries that will impact him ...
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Case Filed for Roustabout Maritime Worker

Arnold & Itkin’s offshore lawyers filed a Jones Act lawsuit on behalf of a roustabout who was injured on a Diamond Offshore drillship. The vessel was working in the Gulf of Mexico when the seaman injured his back helping load groceries on the vessel. The injured maritime worker resides in Florien, Louisiana. Arnold & Itkin filed the lawsuit in Harris County, Texas. Our attorneys are looking ...
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Arnold & Itkin LLP recently filed a lawsuit on behalf of a hardworking seaman who was injured while working aboard a Harley Marine Gulf tugboat. The man sustained serious injuries to his back and other parts of his body while performing his job duties as assigned to him by his employer. The lawsuit was filed in Harris County, Texas. Our law firm exists to hold companies accountable for hurting ...
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Arnold & Itkin LLP recently filed a case on behalf of a tanker shoreman who sustained serious injuries when a barge operator failed to properly dock its barge. Because of this failure, our client was knocked down to the ground and dragged across a pier. As a result, he suffered back injuries, a torn ligament in his elbow, and other wounds to his body. Our legal team is honored that another worker ...
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Arnold & Itkin recently filed suit on behalf of a young man injured while working aboard a Hornbeck offshore supply vessel. Our client sustained serious injuries to his back and other areas of his body as he performing assigned job duties. After receiving medical treatment, he needed help in seeking fair financial compensation. That’s where Arnold & Itkin came in. Our lawyers have since filed in ...
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On October 20, a seaman was killed after the oil barge he was aboard exploded off the coast of Port Aransas. While picking up work from the Bouchard Transportation Company, the presumed-dead sailor set out for work on a company owned, operated, and managed vessel. Only a few hours after shipping off, he and another crew member were caught in the explosion and went missing. One of the missing crew ...
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Lawsuit Filed for Injured Seaman in Louisiana

Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Kyle Findley, Kala Sellers, and Adam Lewis filed a lawsuit today in East Baton Rouge Parish, LA against Crowley Marine Services, Inc. on behalf of a Jones Act seaman who was seriously injured aboard the ATB Legacy. Our client was required to perform job duties by himself, including the dangerous lifts that lead to his injuries. To compound matters, our client was not ...
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The team from Arnold & Itkin LLP recently filed a lawsuit for a young man who was severely injured in a crew boat accident on the Mississippi. Our client sustained serious back injuries during the accident—injuries that will substantially impact his ability to work moving forward. The lawsuit was filed in St. James Parish. At Arnold & Itkin, we consider it our responsibility to provide ...
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Attorneys Kurt Arnold , Kyle Findley , Kala Sellers , and Adam Lewis recently filed a lawsuit on behalf of a Jones Act seaman who worked for Coastal Dredging Company. Our client was injured while working aboard Coastal’s vessel, the CLEDUS , while being required to carry out high risk tasks. Specially, the client sustained injuries after striking a section of the vessel that was not properly ...
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Attorneys Kurt Arnold , Kyle Findley , Kala Sellers , and Adam Lewis recently filed a lawsuit against Ingram Barge Company on behalf of a young Jones Act seaman who was seriously injured. Our client was injured aboard Ingram’s vessel, the M/V Martha Lynn , while being forced to work in unsafe conditions carrying dangerous amounts of weight. To compound matters, the client’s injuries were developed ...
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Case Filed for Louisiana Barge Worker

Vessel owners are responsible for ensuring that their boats, barges, or rigs are seaworthy and safe work environments. That means when they’re not—and someone is hurt as a result—they’re liable to pay for that worker’s medical care and other costs associated with the injury. When negligence is involved in these cases (and that’s too often the case) workers are entitled to other forms of ...
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Jones Act Suit Filed for Injured Seaman

The Jones Act is a law that allows injured seamen to seek compensation from their employers when negligence causes severe or long-term injuries. Passed in 1920, the Jones Act is a rare type of law that is as relevant today as when it was passed. Our most recent case is a Jones Act claim on behalf of a seamen who was injured by negligent safety standards. Our client was a worker on a crew boat when ...
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At Arnold & Itkin, we’ve always had exceptional attorneys on staff. We are always thrilled when our colleagues affirm what we already know about our team. So, we are thrilled to announce that Kurt Arnold , Cory Itkin , and Caj Boatright have been selected to the list for Best Lawyers® for 2017 for Admiralty and Maritime Law. This award is particularly special this year, as Caj Boatright is a ...
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The judge overseeing the El Faro case has given all parties—the vessel owners and the plaintiffs holding them accountable—until May 7 th , 2018 to prepare arguments about why Tote should or shouldn’t have limited liability protection in this case. Below, we discuss the El Faro case, how Tote is arguing for limited liability, and why this court date matters. Why This Decision Matters to Us For ...
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Maritime law attorneys from Arnold & Itkin recently filed a Jones Act case on behalf of a seaman who sustained serious injuries to his back while working on a marine vessel. The man has been unable to work as a result of these serious injuries which would not have occurred but for the defendants’ reckless conduct. Arnold & Itkin LLP is honored that another offshore worker has trusted us to help ...
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The team at Arnold & Itkin has filed a lawsuit on behalf of a client who was injured in a pier accident. The man suffered serious injuries while standing on a pier that was suddenly hit by a marine vessel. The accident took place in Galena Park, Texas. Our maritime accident attorneys will be seeking to hold the owner and operator of the vessel accountable for the damages and injuries he caused to ...
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The offshore injury lawyers at Arnold & Itkin have filed a lawsuit on behalf of a man who was seriously injured during a mooring operation. The seaman was struck and pulled by a line, causing severe injuries to his leg, as well as other parts of his body. Due to the extensive nature of his injuries, the seaman required surgery and developed additional medical and health complications. The man’s ...
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While working aboard the Noble Globetrotter I, a seaman was struck by a pipe casing and sustained serious injuries to his foot, leg, and knee. After multiple surgeries, the injured seaman was sent back to work prematurely by his company. When the young man was unable to perform his duties due to his injuries, he was terminated by the company. Maritime Lawyers Jason Itkin, Cory Itkin, and Noah ...
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    Arnold & Itkin spent years preparing and fighting for a case that resulted in a record-setting settlement.

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    The victim of an ambulance accident was able to receive $117 million in a verdict after the firm proved negligence on behalf of the driver.

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    Arnold & Itkin attorneys recovered $110 million on behalf of those seriously harmed by defective products.

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    Arnold & Itkin fought for justice on behalf of those who had suffered from the use of defective products.

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    In a massive win for justice, Arnold & Itkin obtained a $97 million settlement for our clients.

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    Our law firm fought against a company who was unwilling to take responsibility for injures they caused our client. In the end, we were able to prove that the company was fully-liable for the accident. The result? A multi-million dollar settlement.

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    The team at Arnold & Itkin was successful in obtaining a massive $76.6 million verdict for a boy who suffered gynecomastia due to Risperdal, a Johnson & Johnson drug.

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    Arnold & Itkin achieved a massive settlement for a worker who lost their arm due to a company’s negligence.

  • $44 Million

    Arnold & Itkin LLP helped represent a man who had been severely injured in a crane accident, which caused his leg to be amputated. Lead Attorney Kurt Arnold helped to win $44 million on his behalf (which is the largest amputee verdict in the country).

  • $41 Million

    In a case involving a wronged client and one of the largest corporations in Hawaii, Arnold & Itkin, LLP secured a verdict of more than $41 million for their client.

  • $39.7 Million

    Attorneys Kyle Findley, Kala Sellers, and Adam Lewis won a record $39.744 million verdict on behalf of a Texas worker who was severely burned after a dust fire and explosion occurred at his place of work.

  • $29 Million

    Our offshore injury law firm recovered a record settlement in an offshore death case.

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