Offshore InjuryBlog

Blogs Posted in February

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The offshore injury attorneys at Arnold & Itkin recently obtained a substantial verdict on behalf of an injured seaman. Our firm was able to successfully secure almost $450,000 for the man, helping him receive the compensation he needed for medical bills and a healthy recovery. The four-day trial took place in Matagorda County, Texas. The plaintiff sustained a severe back injury while he was ...
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Arnold & Itkin has recently filed suit on behalf of a Jones Act seaman who injured his neck and other parts of his body while working on vessel owned by Maersk Line, Limited. Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Kyle Findley, and another attorney from Arnold & Itkin filed the suit in Harris County, Texas. About the Offshore Accident The seaman was injured when he was called over to help the boatswain lift a ...
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Arnold & Itkin LLP's team of personal injury attorneys are making preparations to prosecute a case that has been filed in the District Court for Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana. The case involves a seaman who was working on a tug boat off of the coast of Panama City, Florida. During his shift, a heavy piece of industrial equipment crushed his hand, causing severe injuries which have thus far ...
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Causes of Maritime Tow Boat Accidents

Towboats and tugboats are vessels that play a special role in offshore and industrial operations. While they serve in different territories, both types of vessels are involved in the movement and transportation of large barges, cargo, and equipment across large bodies of water. Tugboats are boats that push or tow other vessels that cannot or should not move themselves, such as large ships in ...
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Arnold & Itkin will represent the widow who lost her husband in a tragic offshore accident that occurred in Alabama. The longshoreman was killed in a crane accident that occurred on the BBC Louisiana. Maritime Attorneys Jason Itkin, Cory Itkin and Noah Wexler recently filed a wrongful death suit on behalf of the woman in Harris County, TX. We are committed to prevent accidents like this one from ...
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Outer Continental Shelf refers to all submerged lands, subsoil, and seabed that belong to the United States and are lying seaward and outside of the states' jurisdiction. The OCS is the part of the internationally recognized continental shelf of the United States. What laws apply to workers injured on the OCS? The expansion of offshore oil and gas drilling into the Gulf of Mexico led Congress to ...
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Longshoreman Rights

Types of Longshoreman Jobs

There are approximately 360 commercial sea ports scattered across the shores of the United States that are responsible for handling more than 99% of U.S. cargo by volume every year. These ports serve as essential doorways that provide access to international import and export efforts by way of sea, as well as any recreational marine travel. It would be difficult to accurately state just how ...
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Maritime Piracy

Location of Maritime Piracy Attacks

The thought that pirate attacks still occur frequently in our modern society is a shocking and confusing one for many. However, for those in maritime industries, pirate attacks are a very serious and very troublesome reality. Statistics estimate that approximately 2,500 pirate attacks have occurred worldwide in the last 6 years since 2006. While worldwide efforts have been successful in reducing ...
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