Offshore InjuryBlog

Blogs Posted in October

Attorneys Jason Itkin, Cory Itkin, and Noah Wexler with Arnold & Itkin LLP have filed a lawsuit on behalf of their client who was injured on the job. This man was a delivery driver for a roll-on, roll-off vessel and was critically injured after a crane block hit his head during the supply transfer. The Seabrook, Texas man was hit by the crane as the vessel was docked in Beaumont, Texas and has ...
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Seaman Injury
Being classified as a seaman provides legal benefits to maritime workers under the Jones Act (more formally known as the Merchant Marine Act of 1920). For example, maritime employees who have the status of seaman have access to benefits that would otherwise be denied, including the protection of wages and working conditions, as well as legal remedies made available should they suffer a workplace ...
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On behalf of an injured worker, attorneys with Arnold & Itkin LLP have filed a Jones Act lawsuit to obtain compensation for his injury. Experienced maritime lawyers at the firm are representing this shrimper after he was injured while working on a shrimp boat off of the Freeport, Texas coast. The accident and injury occurred as a result of an equipment failure which resulted in the shrimper being ...
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Arnold & Itkin File Suit for Injured Tankerman

Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Kyle Findley, and another attorney from Arnold & Itkin have all filed a suit on behalf of an injured seaman who worked as a tankerman for Harley Marine Services. The individual was harmed when the captain ran the vessel he was working on into a dock. The plaintiff was knocked unconscious during the crash and lost the majority of his vision in one eye. He also claims to have ...
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In October 2013, Attorneys Cory Itkin and Caj Boatright from Arnold & Itkin helped to represent a man who was injured in a serious helicopter crash . The plaintiff was a passenger of the helicopter and had been traveling from Port O'Connor, TX to a platform in the Gulf. About halfway through the flight, the helicopter's tail rotor stopped functioning, which led to the pilot conducting a controlled ...
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Maritime workers who suffer from a disability after an on-the-job injury or illness are fully protected under the law. It can be confusing to figure out how much compensation you can receive, how long you can receive it, and what your first steps should be. In some cases, disability benefits may be paid by or administered by your employer, and in other cases a disabled offshore worker may need to ...
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Celebrity Cruises has had to cancel all remaining Alaska trips this year because of mechanical problems on the ship. The company announced that the Celebrity Millennium developed a problem with one of its two propulsion motors, and had to be docked in a southeast Alaska port. Currently, the large ship is in Ketchikan awaiting repairs. Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, which owns Celebrity Cruises, ...
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