Offshore InjuryBlog

Blogs Posted in January

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Arnold & Itkin News
Arnold & Itkin LLP recently filed a lawsuit on behalf of a hardworking seaman who was injured while working aboard a Harley Marine Gulf tugboat. The man sustained serious injuries to his back and other parts of his body while performing his job duties as assigned to him by his employer. The lawsuit was filed in Harris County, Texas. Our law firm exists to hold companies accountable for hurting ...
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Boat Accident
50 individuals were traveling on a shuttle boat to a casino boat about a mile off of the coast of Florida when tragedy struck and the boat burst into flames. The fire burned the boat to its shell, leaving nothing but the hull. There is currently an investigation into the cause of the fire, which is thought to be an engine complication; however, no proof has been found as of yet. While travelling, ...
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Arnold & Itkin News
Arnold & Itkin LLP recently filed a case on behalf of a tanker shoreman who sustained serious injuries when a barge operator failed to properly dock its barge. Because of this failure, our client was knocked down to the ground and dragged across a pier. As a result, he suffered back injuries, a torn ligament in his elbow, and other wounds to his body. Our legal team is honored that another worker ...
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Seven years ago, BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil platform exploded and sank to the bottom of the ocean. The government was called to action due to the explosion—and act it did. The Obama administration put more regulations on the oil industry than ever before. However, the Trump administration has set its sights on lowering the regulations for company profits. The Claim That Obama Regulations Were Too ...
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Cruise Ship Accidents
The passengers and crew of The Breakaway faced two days of harsh seas when the captain of the boat decided to sail through a “bomb cyclone,” which is an arctic storm where air pressure drops rapidly—at least 24 millibars in 24 hours. The cyclone created 30-foot waves and 2 miserable days for The Breakaway’s passengers. Passengers shared their stories with various news outlets: “I thought I'd never ...
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The tragedy of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill was an accident that touched thousands of lives, lost millions of gallons of oil, and ended in billions of dollars in legal payouts. However, the impact did not stop at the civilian or business level. The Deepwater Horizon case not only affected people and workers, it also moved the government to action. The Government’s Response to Deepwater Horizon ...
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