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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.

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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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Arnold & Itkin News, El Faro
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 has stepped up to represent a young man who was injured in an offshore accident . We filed a lawsuit on our client’s behalf after he sustained major injuries to his neck, back, shoulder, and various other areas of his body in a preventable workplace incident. He was directed to transfer from an offshore oil platform to a vessel during noticeably dangerous conditions. As a result, he ...
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El Faro, News, Arnold & Itkin News
TOTE has reached settlements with four more families connected to the sunken cargo ship, El Faro . Last October, 33 crew members were killed when the vessel sunk after losing propulsion in Hurricane Joaquin. During hearings it was discovered that the ship owners, TOTE, knew about the storm, the ship’s past engine problems, and had alternative routes that the cargo ship could have taken to avoid ...
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On February 7, 2016, Royal Caribbean’s Anthem of the Seas encountered a violent storm on its voyage. Touted as one the most technologically advanced cruise ships in the world, the newest mega ship for Royal Caribbean set sail toward very strong winds and large waves—despite clear warnings about the severe weather. What could have been a modern Titanic story turned out to be a sigh of relief for ...
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Lawsuit Filed for Injured Florida Seaman

Maritime law attorneys from Arnold & Itkin LLP recently filed a lawsuit on behalf of a seaman from Florida who was working aboard the Edison Chouest C-Enforcer. Our client had been hurt while unloading materials aboard the vessel; he sustained severe injuries to his shoulder, arm, and various other parts of his body. Our firm filed the case in Harris County District Court and alleged that the ...
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Arnold & Itkin News, El Faro
On Tuesday, November 3, our Jones Act and maritime lawyers at Arnold & Itkin LLP filed our second lawsuit for the tragic sinking of the El Faro . In this case, we are representing Patrick John Smith who is the son of Howard John Schoenly—one of the thirty-three men and women who lost their lives in this horrific offshore accident. TOTE Files to Limit Their Liability Last week, TOTE Maritime (the ...
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El Faro, Arnold & Itkin News
Last night, Attorney Jason Itkin appeared on CNN’S Erin Burnett OutFront to discuss how the El Faro owners are attempting to limit what’s owed to the families affected by this maritime tragedy. On Friday, TOTE Maritime, the owner of the El Faro, filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court in Florida claiming they should bear no financial liability regarding the sinking of the ship. Per the ...
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El Faro, Arnold & Itkin News
On October 28, Attorneys Kurt Arnold , Jason Itkin , and Cory Itkin of Arnold & Itkin filed suit in the 17th Judicial Circuit Court of Florida for the sinking of the El Faro cargo ship. Their suit was filed on behalf of the estate of Anthony Shawn Thomas, one of the victims aboard the ship. Thomas left behind a wife and five children. El Faro’s Voyage In the complaint, it is alleged that the El ...
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When an American seaman from Hammond Louisiana was injured on the job after following his employer’s instructions, he decided to seek out the counsel of Arnold & Itkin. After reviewing his case, our offshore injury attorneys took fast action and filed a lawsuit on his behalf. The man suffered serious injuries while working near Fourchon, Louisiana when his boss ordered him to single-handedly lift ...
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The maritime injury lawyers at our firm have taken on a lawsuit for a Horn Lake tow boat worker who suffered serious injuries in a platform collapse incident. While working aboard the boat on the Mississippi River, he was helping tie the vessel to a port. At this time, the platform he was standing on unexpectedly broke loose and fell. The seaman ended up sustaining major injuries as a result, ...
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The team at Arnold & Itkin has stepped in on behalf of a seaman from Tampa, FL who sustained serious injuries while working on a shrimping boat. The incident occurred off the Texas coast around Freeport, TX. The man was completing his job duties when his hand became infected. Despite making several requests to the captain that the ship be turned around and taken back to port so that he could seek ...
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Arnold & Itkin has taken on a case involving an injured offshore worker. Our client suffered severe second and third degree burns while working aboard the Lucius spar off the coast of Louisiana. The incident occurred when a pipe flange exploded, gushing pressurized liquid into our client’s face. This resulted in serious injuries, forcing them to seek extensive medical care and treatment. In ...
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In a recent case, Attorneys Cory Itkin , Jason Itkin , and Kelly Woods were successful in recovering a $1.5 million settlement on behalf of a longshoreman who sustained a severe back injury in a line handling incident. The injury was severe enough that our client required multiple back surgeries as treatment. Our client had been injured when carrying a mooring line alongside a dock to tie up a ...
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On August 27, 2015, in a span of two hours, Arnold & Itkin obtained two substantial verdicts against W&T Offshore in two separate cases tried in Harris County Judicial District Courts. In Wesley Fredieu v. W&T Offshore , the jury took less than three hours to find the company liable for $1,700,000 in damages caused to Mr. Fredieu when a fuel gas header on one its offshore platforms exploded and ...
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The maritime attorneys at Arnold & Itkin filed a lawsuit recently on behalf of an Arizona man who was injured while he was aboard a fishing yacht. Our client was on the second deck of the yacht when the captain of the vessel came to an abrupt stop while traveling at a high speed. The force of the stop caused our client to fall to the floor of the second deck. During his fall, he hit his head on a ...
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The offshore injury attorneys at Arnold & Itkin filed a Jones Act lawsuit this week on behalf of a Texas man who was injured on a barge. The plaintiff was working on a barge owned by Harley Marine Services off the Mississippi coast when he sustained serious injuries to his head, arm, elbow, neck, back, and hand after falling roughly 30 feet from a damaged ladder. As a result of the fall, he was ...
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Maritime law attorneys from Arnold & Itkin LLP recently filed suit on behalf of an individual who contracted an extensive infection in his hands while working offshore. The infection required amputation of several of his fingers. The case was filed against Katie's Seafood, National Geographic Society, and The M/V Black Jack IV in Galveston County. We look forward to helping this individual and his ...
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Lawsuit Filed Against Transocean and BP

Maritime law attorneys from the team at Arnold & Itkin LLP have recently filed a lawsuit against Transocean and BP on behalf on an injured floorhand. This is not the first time that our team has filed cases against these companies. For example, we once secured a $350,000 settlement for a crane operator who had hurt his back while working offshore for Transocean. We also represented more than a ...
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  • $171 Million

    Arnold & Itkin spent years preparing and fighting for a case that resulted in a record-setting settlement.

  • $117 Million

    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.

  • $110 Million

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

  • $105 Million

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

  • $76.6 Million

    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.

  • $72 Million

    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.

  • $29 Million

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

  • $18.5 Million

    Arnold & Itkin had secured a large verdict for 4 of the injured workers in the Geismar explosion of 2013.

  • $15.45 Million

    Our firm fought for workers who were injured in the plant explosion, securing them a massive verdict and overcoming the normal limits set by workers’ compensation.

  • $14 Million

    Arnold & Itkin LLP obtains a $14 million settlement on behalf of their client who suffered head injuries in an accident on a barge.

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