Offshore InjuryBlog

Blog category: "Diamond Offshore Drilling"

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Arnold & Itkin LLP’s Jones Act attorneys recently filed a lawsuit on behalf of a seaman who hurt his back while working for Diamond Offshore. The roustabout was pulling drill collar slips without the proper assistance and needed back surgery to treat his injuries. The injured maritime worker resides in Alabama and has not been cleared to return to work by his surgeon. Like many offshore workers, ...
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Later this month, thousands of oil platforms on the United States coast will be subject to new regulations for reporting maintenance failure. Currently, oil rigs are not required to report equipment failure unless it meets certain conditions or affects environmental safety. In other words, rigs don’t have to report failing equipment until something terrible happens. Thankfully, that will soon ...
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Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Jason Itkin, and another attorney from Arnold & Itkin recently filed suit against on behalf of an injured offshore worker who was employed on an oil rig owned and operated by Diamond Offshore Drilling outside of the Brazilian coast. The plaintiff was working on the rig when he was abruptly lifted over twenty feet into the air; his fail safety protection did not function ...
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