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Heavy lift ships are vessels created to move large, heavy, or oddly shaped loads across water. Created back in the 1920s, these powerful vessels are known to carry massive cargo. From entire oil platforms to derricks weighing countless tons, heavy lift ships can move nearly any size load. While it is extremely impressive to see these ships at work, the nature of their dangerously large loads can put workers and crewmen at risk for serious injuries.

If you have been injured in a heavy lift ship accident, make sure you seek reliable and qualified counsel. Arnold & Itkin has successfully represented countless injured workers, recovering billions of dollars. Our maritime attorneys boast years of experience and award-winning counsel. Let us help you pursue a just outcome!

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Causes of Heavy Lift Ships

When moving such heavy cargo around, it can take a serious amount of effort. Even though modern equipment, practices, and technology are used to load and secure the cargo, crewmen and other workers are still susceptible to injuries whenever massive cargo is involved. Basic procedures to better secure the cargo or unload it at the final destination can become much more complex than regular sized cargo practices.

Some of the most common causes of these accidents include:

  • Human error or negligence
  • Lack of proper training for the crew
  • Mechanical defects or malfunctions
  • Lack of maintenance or repairs

If the entire crew is not properly prepped on procedures or there is any type of error, the risk of accident can increase. Failure to create a proper loading plan and strategy can also lead to major accidents, putting all workers at risk. Fortunately, Maritime laws are in place to protect workers who have been injured in heavy lift ship accidents.

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At Arnold & Itkin, we are familiar with all types of offshore accidents. If you or a loved one have been injured in a heavy lift ship, cargo ship, or shipyard accident, we encourage you to reach out to our firm. We know how dangerous maritime work can be, which is why we stand as firm advocates for the individuals our seasoned maritime injury lawyers represent. Whether you have suffered a serious limb injury or a debilitating spinal cord injury, our team is ready to step in and provide the legal assistance and guidance you need during this difficult time. Arnold & Itkin's goal is to help our clients recover maximum compensation for their injuries and lost wages.

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