Arnold & Itkin LLP Win $1.45M Settlement for Injured Seaman
A seaman came to Arnold & Itkin LLP seeking legal help after suffering a back injury on the job. Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Caj Boatright, and another attorney from Arnold & Itkin took on this case. The situation was complicated, as the plaintiff suffered a prior back injury that required him to undergo a prior surgery. This former back injury was not a work-related injury. The plaintiff then suffered another ailment as a result of his back injury received while on the job.
Arnold & Itkin Fight to Prove Liability in Jones Act Cases
The seaman filed for compensation under the Jones Act, but the defendants argued that because his back had already been injured in the same location he did not deserve financial damages. Thankfully, attorneys at Arnold & Itkin were able to take a number of medical dispositions and link up the second injury to the seaman's present condition. They were successful in showing that the man did indeed deserve compensation, and are proud to announce that the seaman gathered up $1,450,000 in compensation. The case settled one week before trial. Learn more about Arnold & Itkin LLP today if you want to seek compensation under the Jones Act after an injury!