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Offshore Worker Left in Path of Hurricane Deserves Justice

Arnold & Itkin Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Caj Boatright, Roland Christensen, Joseph McGowin, and Claire Traver recently filed a case against Transocean and Beacon for leaving the crew of the Deepwater Asgard directly in the path of a hurricane. By doing this, these companies subjected the crew of this vessel, including our client, to extremely dangerous, life-threatening, and traumatizing conditions.

Companies that operate offshore vessels have the responsibility to make sure their crews aren’t placed at unnecessary risk. Working offshore is already dangerous, and employers are responsible for making sure workers don't face more hazards than they already do. In this case, these companies left their workers at the mercy of nature and luck. This is unacceptable, and our client deserves compensation for their negligence.

At Arnold & Itkin, our offshore injury lawyers earned a reputation as fierce advocates for offshore workers. We saw the tragic consequences of sending crews into danger when we represented the widows of those killed when the El Faro was sent into a storm. No one should have to wonder if they'll set foot on land again because of a preventable situation. When companies place profits above the safety of their employees, we’ll always be ready to hold them accountable. We’ll fight for the justice this man deserves. No matter what.

We filed this case in Harris County, Texas.

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