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Blogs Posted in February

Suit Filed on Behalf of Injured Seaman

Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Kyle Findley, and another attorney from Arnold & Itkin have filed a suit on behalf of an injured seaman against the Southern States Offshore, Inc. The plaintiff was employed by this company and was working on their vessel in the Gulf of Mexico when the injury occurred. According to the victim's testimony, he was ordered to offload cargo from the vessel during rough seas and ...
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Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Kyle Findley, and another attorney from Arnold & Itkin have recently filed a lawsuit on behalf of an injured offshore worker. The plaintiff was employed by Hercules Offshore and sustained injures on the job after falling from 10 feet high. The seaman was working on the deck when we was caught up in the tagline, the crane operator then lifted him up causing him to hang in the ...
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Maritime attorneys at Arnold & Itkin LLP have filed a Jones Act suit on behalf of an injured tankerman who was severely injured while on the job. This victim claims that he the barge he was working on was being pushed into pork at Corpus Christi and he was standing on it at the time the captain pushed the barge directly into a stationary object. The impact of this collision resulted in the ...
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Suit Filed For Injured Maritime Employee

Arnold & Itkin LLP filed suit recently on behalf of a maritime employee from Louisiana. The deckhand was working on a lift boat offshore when a coworker put him in a headlock. The violent action hurt the worker’s neck, causing him to suffer pain and seek medical attention. After the incident, the company that this injured worker was associated with determined that they would not pay his medical ...
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Two days after the February 16 sinking of a Panamanian cargo ship, one person is confirmed dead and 14 are still missing. The M/V Arita Bauxite sank off the northwest coast of the Philippines in the late evening. According to a statement from the Philippine Coast Guard, “Initial reports said that (the ship) encountered engine trouble and experienced rolling and eventually sank.” A Chinese ship in ...
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The Carnival Cruise Ship accident left vacationers stranded for days after an engine fire caused the ship to stop its course and turn into a Mexican port where men and women were removed from the ship and flown back to their homes. During the few days that passengers remained on the stranded ship, the power went out. The ship was relying on generators to produce enough electricity to keep the ...
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Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Kyle Findley, and another attorney from Arnold & Itkin are representing longshoreman who was involved in a slip and fall accident, resulting in severe injuries. The plaintiff suffered from fractured bones in his wrist and his ankle, as well as numerous other injuries, after falling over 20 feet from the vessel's deck.The conditions on the vessel were extremely slippery; and ...
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A Jones Act seaman was recently injured after his offshore vessel, the RV Seaprobe, sunk just 150 miles off of the coast of Alabama. Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Kyle Findley, and another attorney from Arnold & Itkin will be representing the victim as they pursue a lawsuit for wrongful injuries against Fugro-McClelland. The lawsuit seeks to hold the company responsible for the pain and suffering the ...
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Investigations into the February 10 cruise ship lifeboat accident that killed five crew members have pointed toward the failure of the lifeboat hoisting cable. If unsafe equipment was responsible for the fatal accident onboard the Thompson ship, the families of the deceased may be able to seek compensation from the vessel operators for their tragic losses. According to experts, if one side of the ...
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According to the Houston Chronicle , an engine room fire on a Carnival Cruise ship has left the passengers stranded about 150 miles off of the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula. The blaze in the engine room was contained when the automatic for extinguishing system kicked into gear. No crew members or guests were injured, but they were all asked to remain in the public areas or on the ship’s deck for ...
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