Offshore InjuryBlog

Blogs Posted in November

At Arnold & Itkin, we pride ourselves on providing dedicated and zealous legal service to injury victims. That is why our maritime injury lawyers have recently filed a Jones Act case on behalf of an injured seaman from Beckville, Texas. While working on a pipelay barge off the coast of Brazil, the worker suffered injuries to his back. He was moving equipment on the undermanned vessel when the ...
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Offshore Accidents, News, Oil Rig
One worker was killed and at least three other workers were injured when an offshore oil rig exploded on Thursday afternoon. The Echo Platform oil rig, which was operated by the Houston-based Fieldwood Energy, exploded around 3pm about 12 miles off the coast of New Orleans. The injured workers are being treated at a nearby medical facility onshore. All of the injured and deceased workers were ...
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11 13
From 2000-2012, 191 commercial fisherman died, but despite these numbers, regulation of certain aspects of fishing vessel safety remains limited. According to the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), 31 percent of the fatal fishing accidents were caused by fisherman falling overboard. NIOSH has found that only one of the fishermen was wearing a life jacket at the time he ...
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Arnold & Itkin News
Attorneys Kurt Arnold and Kyle Findley successfully settled a case on behalf of our clients for $1.5 million. Our firm was representing a California seaman who had been employed aboard an offshore vessel in the Gulf of Mexico; after an electrical explosion, our client sustained serious burns to his arm, neck, and face. Six months into litigation, the seaman passed away due to pulmonary embolism. ...
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Arnold & Itkin News
Arnold & Itkin LLP recently represented a Jones Act seaman who was injured while working aboard a drilling barge off the coast of Louisiana. Our client was a 27-year-old deckhand from Florida who had been hurt when the crewmembers of the barge had been performing a blind lift. Our client was struck on the head and in the face by a pipe, which knocked him unconscious and caused him to fall several ...
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Offshore Safety
It's no secret that mariners make up some of the most dangerous careers around the world. They face a wide range of life-threatening possibilities on every voyage, and injuries at sea are not uncommon. Some of the most important tools that offshore workers can use to prevent or reduce damage include the safety gear that they take and/or use on each voyage. Life jackets are essential to every ...
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