Offshore InjuryBlog

Blogs Posted in 2017

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Tugboat Accident

Case Filed for Seaman Injured on Tugboat

As one of the most dangerous jobs in America, offshore employment deserves the fullest protection and compensation available under the law. Arnold & Itkin is honored to be standing beside our newest client—a man who was injured while working aboard a tugboat for T&D Towing. Our client’s case was filed against his employer. Specifically, our client was asked to lift heavy nylon ropes that were far ...
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Danger of Falling Objects at Sea

At around 9 am, Gary stopped for a moment to speak with one of his coworkers at his worksite. An experienced construction worker, the 58-year-old veteran of the industry always had his hard hat around—but at the moment, his hat was in his truck.

After all, he only needed a minute to talk to his guy.

Fifty stories above him, another one of the workers was fumbling to free up ...

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$8.9 Million Secured for Injured Seaman

Kurt Arnold, Cory Itkin and Kyle Findley recently represented a seaman who had sustained serious head injury while working overseas. The client was working on an offshore drilling vessel when he, through no fault of his own, was hit in the head by heavy equipment. Through meticulous investigation, the team at Arnold & Itkin discovered that their clients’ coworkers were at fault for this ...
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Tugboat Accident
Arnold & Itkin LLP has filed a case in Baton Rouge on behalf of a man who was severely injured while working on a marine tug boat. His captain asked him to perform a dangerous task—without stopping the ship or ensuring the seaman’s safety. When our client performed what was asked of him, he suffered an accident and injured his neck and back. As a seaman injured at sea, our client is entitled to ...
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Boat Accident
On February 11 th , an alert went out from the Destination to the Coast Guard transmitting their position using the Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB). The Destination was a 95-foot fishing vessel with a 6-man crew operating in the infamous waters of the Bering Sea. Aircraft was sent out to locate and rescue the crew, but they only found the EPIRB, a life ring, some buoys, and ...
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El Faro
It has been well over a year since the cargo ship El Faro sank en route to Puerto Rico after getting caught in Hurricane Joaquin. The ship went down on October 1, 2015, leaving all 33 crew members missing and presumed dead—and leaving their families to wonder what happened. Jacksonivlle.com offers an update on ordeal for the surviving families. Tote Services Inc. and Tote Maritime Puerto Rico—the ...
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Oil Rig Fire Forces Workers to Evacuate

At 2:30 this morning, the Coast Guard responded to a fire on an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico. The platform, which is located 80 miles south of Grand Isle, Louisiana, had 4 workers on it who were forced to abandon it due to heavy smoke. The workers, who have not yet reported injuries, were transported to Terrebonne General Hospital. All of the workers were safely rescued from their life raft ...
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