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News, Offshore Safety

Celebrating World Maritime Day 2015

During the last week of September, governments all over the world unite in a common celebration of the maritime industry. Known as World Maritime Day, the holiday was started by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), a U.N. agency established by the Geneva Convention in 1948 and formed in 1959. World Maritime Day honors the risks and benefits of the maritime industry by drawing attention ...
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Offshore Injuries

Injuries from Cold Exposure

Most offshore injury claims come from common incidents that occur in the maritime field such as slip and falls, rigging accidents, or similar issues. However, one of the most dangerous challenges an offshore worker can face is cold exposure. If a maritime worker is exposed to frigid waters, they could suffer from hypothermia, frostbite, or other severe complications. Maritime hypothermia can even ...
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When you get injured in a maritime accident, the last thing on your mind may be filing a claim or pursuing legal action against the party at fault. However, while recovering is extremely important, ensuring you don’t miss your opportunity to pursue fair compensation for the damages you incurred is also crucial during this time. Understanding the how the statute of limitations applies in offshore ...
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Arnold & Itkin News
In a recent case, Attorneys Cory Itkin , Jason Itkin , and Kelly Woods were successful in recovering a $1.5 million settlement on behalf of a longshoreman who sustained a severe back injury in a line handling incident. The injury was severe enough that our client required multiple back surgeries as treatment. Our client had been injured when carrying a mooring line alongside a dock to tie up a ...
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Just this past July, the State of Alabama finally reached a major agreement in principle with BP over the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill that happened just 100 miles off Alabama’s coast. Under this agreement, Alabama will receive more than $2 billion in total compensation. This brings BP’s current settlement agreement to $18.7 billion, which must still be approved by the court before the case ...
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Maritime Law

What Is a Deckhand?

Considering a career in the maritime industry ? Have a loved one who works as a deckhand? Understanding more about this important role can give you a better idea of what to expect on the job. Ships and vessels of all sizes require all types of workers to help maintain effective operations. Some of the most key members of a crew are deckhands. These individuals perform a number of essential tasks ...
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