Offshore workers face unique hazards in their line of work. From dangerous weather conditions to equipment failures to employer negligence, workers continually face serious injuries trying to do their job.
One often debilitating injury is that of spine trauma.
Every year, there are over 10,000 new cases of spinal cord injury in the U.S. with 80% of these being males. Spinal cord injury is any spinal cord trauma that does not result from a disease, but an accident. The nerves that carry commands from the body to the brain are contained in the spinal cord. If there is any injury done to these 31 nerves, it can affect the victim's ability to move. The spine is sensitive and cannot repair itself on its own. For seaman and offshore workers, this type of trauma can be cause by electrocution, a fall, a diving accident, and more.
Spinal cord injuries are extremely serious as they can lead to paralysis and quadriplegia. Many harbor workers and crew members are not able to return to their former occupation because of their injuries. If this is your case, you could qualify for a maritime injury claim. Besides loss of wages, you may have ongoing care and treatment as well as the initial medical bills. Our team can review your unique case in order to ascertain whether you qualify for compensation for your injuries.
At Arnold & Itkin LLP, we are committed to providing high-quality and aggressive representation to those who were injured in maritime-related accidents. We have recovered billions of dollars for our clients and will do our utmost to make sure you get the compensation you need to get your life back on track. Do not wait to contact an offshore injury attorney from our legal team to get started on the road to recovery.
Arnold & Itkin represented nearly a third of the crewmembers injured in the Deepwater Horizon explosion.
Because maritime law is so complex and so complicated, it is crucial that you work with an attorney who has an in-depth understanding of how it works and who has proven themselves in similar cases before.