Offshore locations are often among the world’s most dangerous worksites. Many individuals suffer serious and even fatal injuries while working these jobs every year. For this reason, it is necessary that offshore workers and seamen maintain extreme caution and awareness while on the job.
Injuries to the head, neck, and brain are among the most catastrophic injuries a person can suffer. Knowing how to avoid these injuries is important, but it is also important to know what to do if you are injured. Seamen are protected under the Jones Act and other federal laws designed to ensure workers are compensated for injuries sustained on the job. These protections help keep employers accountable for their actions.
If you or a loved one sustained a head injury while working in an offshore capacity, speaking with a knowledgeable maritime injury lawyer is one of the best things you can do in the pursuit of protecting your rights. Our team at Arnold & Itkin LLP can help you understand what your options are, starting with a free case evaluation. We encourage you to speak with our Jones Act attorneys right away for the best chance of the results you desire.
A head injury is any type of injury that affects a person's face, head, skull, and / or brain. The brain is the center of the nervous system; thus, any type of injury to this area can cause the victim to suffer life-altering injuries or even wrongful death. In wrongful death cases, the surviving family members file a claim on behalf of their loved one.
Fatal head injuries can occur without the victim even knowing that he or she is badly injured. In some cases, an individual may suffer a life-threatening concussion or a bruise to the brain without knowledge of the incident. This occurs when the victim is struck suddenly and suffers partial memory loss of the incident. As a result, the person cannot recall being hurt and may not even feel the pain until it is too late.
There are many types of accidents that can cause a person's head or brain to become traumatically injured.
The following are several examples of offshore accidents:
The types of accidents that occur are not limited to those listed above. Whatever caused your head injury, speaking with an attorney is the right step to take. We have recovered billions of dollars for our clients. We are prepared to put that experience to work for any offshore worker who has suffered a severe and life-changing head injury.
Our law firm strongly suggests that you contact us today to find out more about your rights as a seaman and how we can help you file a Jones Act claim. If you have been injured in an accident on an oil platform or some other offshore location, you deserve compensation for the injuries you have suffered. Our law firm helps victims file claims for all types of offshore injuries as well as wrongful death claims for family members of the deceased. We are prepared to fight for your rights, providing caring counsel and aggressive representation.
Contact an offshore injury lawyer from the team at Arnold & Itkin LLP to schedule your free case evaluation.
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