Accidents that occur offshore can have catastrophic consequences. In many cases, due to the harsh nature of the offshore work environment, these accidents are fatal. If you or your loved one was injured, contact the leaders in maritime law at Arnold & Itkin. We help clients nationwide, including Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama.
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If you or someone you love was injured or made ill while working offshore, we encourage you to contact our firm as soon as possible to request your free and confidential consultation.
Offshore injuries are serious, and they are governed by a set of laws that are different than common accidents on land. It costs absolutely nothing to speak to one of our attorneys. Often, the choice of the right lawyer is one of the most important decisions that you will ever make.
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Maritime law is a complex and specialized field. You need an experienced attorney who has an in-depth understanding of how it works and who has proven themselves in similar cases.
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.
Commonly referred to as admiralty law, maritime law is the body of laws that govern activities in navigable waters and the open sea. Not only does maritime law govern commercial activities, but it also affords legal protection to maritime workers by protecting their right to compensation in the event of an injury.
If you or someone you love has been hurt while working offshore, you should not hesitate to get the help you need from attorneys who you can trust. Contact Arnold & Itkin LLP for the help that you deserve.
The Jones Act is a federal statute that provides legal protection to the seamen who work offshore. Under this piece of legislation, also known as the Merchant Marine Act of 1920, injured seamen have the right to take legal action against the ship owner, manager, or fellow crewmember in the event of an accident.
For example, injured crew members may be able to file a claim for maintenance and cure benefits, damages due to negligence, or even file a claim for the unseaworthiness of a vessel.
Longshoremen have certain legal rights when they are employed by U.S. companies. At Arnold & Itkin LLP, our maritime injury attorneys are fully committed to protecting these to the fullest extent. Our legal team is particularly focused on helping longshoremen who have sustained serious injuries while on the job.
If you would like to discuss the LHWCA and what rights you have underneath it, you should not hesitate to get in touch with our firm. We can help represent your legal rights and help in the recovery of full benefits.
Few events can cause more devastation then an oil rig explosion. Many factors can be behind these accidents, such as equipment failure or company negligence. Regardless, if the careless actions of any individual was behind your accident, Arnold & Itkin can help you fight for full financial compensation.
If you were injured during an oil rig explosion or fire, you should not hesitate to get the help of an experienced maritime lawyer. We can help those who have sustained burns, crush injuries, and more.
Following a serious maritime injury, seamen will have numerous costs—both tangible and intangible—that create complex problems for both themselves and their family. Arnold & Itkin can provide experienced legal guidance in cases such as this to ensure that the seaman's rights are protected under maritime law.
Following an offshore accident, seamen may experience costs such as hospitalization, long-term rehabilitation, in-home care, lost wages, medication, and more. Our firm can help you compensate these costs.
When most people think of "pirates," they think of a drunken man with a peg leg. Modern day pirates, however, are highly dangerous and may cause serious injury or death to crew members on vessels operating in foreign waters. Our firm represents injured seamen in claims related to pirate attacks and hijackings.
If you or someone you love has been affected by maritime piracy, you should immediately get in touch with our firm. We understand what risks you face in the maritime industry and can help you recover from them.
Offshore accidents can cause serious injury to maritime workers. Common accidents include fires, falls, explosions, and equipment failures. In these cases, we work to help the injured recover fair compensation.
No matter whether your claim involves the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA) or general maritime law, you can trust in our firm to provide you with experienced and skilled counsel.
Employed in one of the most dangerous industries, maritime workers can sustain catastrophic and even life-threatening injuries while on the job. This may include everything from a traumatic brain injury (TBI) to damage to their spine, severe burn injuries, electric shock, or even Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
Because offshore work is so physically demanding and because they are exposed to harsh weather, it is common for workers to become fatigued while on the job. This can lead to life-altering and even fatal injuries. If you or a loved one has been injured, do not hesitate to get the professional legal help of our firm.
Harbor workers are employed in the construction, conversion, overhaul, repair, alteration, dry docking, or outfitting of a ship. These individuals may be known as a ship repairer, shipbuilder, or shipbreaker.
Harbor workers can receive both job-injury and occupational-disease protection under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA) if they were employed on navigable waters or adjoining shore installations such as wharves, terminals, and dry docks. If you or someone you love was injured in the capacity of this job, do not hesitate to contact our firm and request a free, confidential case consultation.
When oil spills from an offshore rig, more than the workers aboard the ship are affected. This is a serious incident that can negatively impact local businesses, residents, and entire communities. Coastal cities that rely on tourism revenue may suffer serious economic setbacks when traveling families go elsewhere.
If you were impacted as a homeowner, business owner, or even a worker, you should get in touch with our oil spill attorneys as soon as possible. We can help you to pursue a claim for financial compensation that can cover everything from medical bills to property damage to the economic impact of a business closure.
Offshore work is important work, but it is dangerous work. From the physical exertion to hazardous weather conditions, it is unfortunately all too common for offshore workers to become involved in traumatic accidents while on the job. These can leave them with life-threatening and even fatal injuries.
If someone you love was killed during maritime work, we encourage you to reach out to our legal team. We can help represent the best interests of you and your family during the course of your claim. With our assistance, you can recover compensation for everything from funeral costs to loss of companionship.
Countless maritime and energy-related companies operate in the Gulf of Mexico. These companies are involved in a wide variety of fields, such as shipping, transporting, oil and gas, commercial fishing, and more.
We know all about these companies, and we have gone toe-to-toe with them before. Put our first-hand experience to work for you today by getting the involvement of our maritime injury lawyers as soon as possible.