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Case Filed for Offshore Worker Injured in Collision

Most offshore injuries occur on the decks of oil rigs, industrial ships, and other vessels that employ work crews. When these crews are sent home for a break after their 14-day stretch, or are returning after a short period of relief, you might think their risk for injury is over. Sadly, that was not the case for Arnold & Itkin’s newest client.

Our client—a young offshore worker—was a passenger riding on a vessel for a crew exchange. He was riding in a boat operated by Abe’s Boat Rentals when it collided with a vessel owned by WAS Marine Services, Inc. The impact tore his meniscus and injured his back. His injuries forced him to seek out our firm for help holding the boat companies accountable.

Arnold & Itkin was more than happy to help. We filed the case on his behalf in Jefferson County, and we are hoping to demonstrate that both Abe’s Boat Rentals and WAS Marine Services are responsible for our client’s injuries. More importantly, we hope to compel these companies to provide our client with the compensation he deserves: for his medical costs, for his lost wages, and for care he will need to recover fully from his injuries.

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