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, Oil Rig, News
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 20

Recovering from Maritime Injuries

For victims of offshore injuries , the time immediately following can be difficult to say the least. If you have been injured in such an accident—or if you have a loved one who has been hurt—it is crucial that you contact a skilled maritime accident lawyer as soon as possible to look into your situation and determine the best course of action. Under maritime injury law, there are several ways that ...
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11 20
After an accident occurs at sea, many mariners and their families may be left wondering what steps to take. They may be struggling with financial burdens and medical issues, trying to decide how to proceed. It is important to know that certain rights are protected by the Jones Act and other maritime law. Taking advantage of these rights may be a valuable asset to those injured at sea. Injured ...
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Jones Act, Maritime Law
The Jones Act , which is also known as the Merchant Marine Act of 1920, is a federal statute created to provide protection for injured offshore workers. It is a critical piece of maritime injury law . If you or someone you know has been hurt during the course of your work, it is crucial that no time is wasted in getting the help you need from a qualified legal professional. At Arnold & Itkin LLP, ...
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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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Offshore Safety, Jones Act
Every vessel must make port. This process includes a wide range of activities, depending on the nature and size of the ship. The heavy machinery used at ports, in conjunction with many different crews operating simultaneously, the transfer of hazardous materials, and other situations increase the risk to all workers. Due to this high level of danger, the way that a port operates can greatly affect ...
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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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Maritime Law
Following an injury sustained while working offshore, no time should be wasted in contacting a skilled maritime injury lawyer who you can trust. Maritime law , which is also referred to as admiralty law, can be complex and difficult to comprehend without having a knowledgeable legal professional on your side. You need to work with maritime accident lawyers who have handled these cases before and ...
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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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