Offshore accidents have catastrophic consequences.
In many cases, due to the harsh nature of the offshore work environment, these accidents are fatal. From cataclysmic incidents like platform explosions and hurricanes to accidents involving personnel transfers or heavy equipment, offshore injuries can be traced to failures on the part of maritime employers and oil companies to put safety first. There is no excuse, and at-fault parties must be held accountable.
Arnold & Itkin is recognized as the nation’s leader in maritime law. We have helped after every major offshore incident in the past two decades, and we represent clients nationwide, including in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama. We have helped U.S. citizens and foreign nationals injured in national and international waters.
From representing over one-third of the Deepwater Horizon crew to widows of lost El Faro crew members, we have fought for answers and accountability in an industry known too well for its safety failures. We have won more than $20 billion for our clients.
What Causes Offshore Injuries?
While offshore injuries may have various causes, from heavy weather to equipment malfunction, they can all be traced to one or more instances of negligence or wrongdoing—typically motivated by a profits-first culture that has persisted for far too long in the maritime industry. Offshore companies, in their rush to maintain production, may commit seemingly minor oversights or blatantly ignore safety standards.
When companies ignore safety, their crews pay the price.