Offshore InjuryBlog

Blog category: "Seaman Injury"

Arnold & Itkin’s offshore injury lawyers are fighting for the compensation that a platform worker from Morgan City, Louisiana deserves and needs. Our client suffered a stroke while working off the coast of Louisiana, but the operator of the platform failed to get him the medical attention that he needed in a timely manner. This delay in treatment caused the man to sustain serious disabilities that ...
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Arnold & Itkin Attorney Roland Christensen filed suit on behalf of a Jones Act seaman from Harris County, Texas. Our client was seriously injured after he slipped and fell on a slick surface while performing the duties of his job. His employer failed to provide a safe workplace, and our client is now suffering from injuries that should have never happened. Under the Jones Act, vessel owners are ...
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Are Riverboat Casinos Jones Act Vessels?

While Louisiana’s offshore industry is known thanks to the state’s oil industry, not every Louisianan offshore worker is on an oil rig. In fact, many residents of Louisiana are employed on one of the state’s many riverboat casinos. While oil rigs workers have been able to make Jones Act claims after an offshore accident , it hasn’t always been clear if riverboat casino workers can do the same. ...
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Arnold & Itkin filed suit on behalf of an injured seaman from Galveston County who worked with the same company for years. After sustaining a serious injury on the job, which required surgery, he was then pressured to return to work by the company. Pressuring employees to return to work before they’re fully recovered can make it even more likely for a worker to get injured in the future; just as ...
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Arnold & Itkin Attorneys Kurt Arnold , Kyle Findley , Kala Sellers , and Adam Lewis are currently representing a Jones Act seaman. He sustained serious injuries while loading a vessel at a shipyard. Our client’s injuries occurred because his employer required him to lift heavy material across an unsafe grating. This hazardous situation caused the seaman to injure his neck, back, and legs, ...
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Case Filed for Injured Trip Pilot

Arnold & Itkin Attorneys Kurt Arnold , Caj Boatright , Roland Christensen , and Alison Baimbridge are currently representing a seaman from Washington who was severely injured while working on a vessel near Galveston, TX. The man was serving as a trip pilot when he fell backward while climbing a set of stairs. He fell more than 15 feet to the floor of the vessel's second deck, causing injuries to ...
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Arnold & Itkin Attorneys Kurt Arnold , Caj Boatright , Roland Christensen , and Alison Baimbridge recently filed a lawsuit against two major companies that operate offshore. Our lawyers filed this case on behalf of a Jones Act seaman for injuries he sustained while lifting extremely heavy canisters aboard a drilling ship. Vessel owners must protect their workers and ensure that they have the ...
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In November of 2018, the Supreme Court heard arguments for a class action lawsuit involving asbestos-related injuries caused by bare-metal items. The lawsuit described “bare-metal” products as those that required asbestos to work but sold without asbestos. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of two Navy veterans who asserted that they developed cancer because of the asbestos they used on bare-metal ...
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Case Filed on Behalf of Injured Jones Act Seaman

Arnold & Itkin Attorneys Kurt Arnold , Kyle Findley , Kala Sellers , and Adam Lewis recently filed a lawsuit against an offshore drilling company on behalf of a young Jones Act seaman who was seriously injured aboard a drillship. Our client was working on the drillship when another worker kicked a pipe, causing it to roll onto our client’s leg, shattering it. Our client was forced to seek ...
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Arnold & Itkin filed suit in Dutchess County, New York on behalf of a Jones Act seaman injured on the Hudson River. The employer responsible for the work accident refused to provide our client access to the medical treatment he needs for his injuries. It is the employers’ responsibility to ensure that he receives the medical treatment and compensation he needs. Under the Jones Act, employers are ...
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Attorneys Kurt Arnold , Kyle Findley , Kala Sellers , and Adam Lewis filed suit today against an offshore drilling company on behalf of a Jones Act seaman who was seriously injured when he was attacked by a coworker. Our client was struck in the face with a pole by a co-worker who lost his temper without reason. To compound matters, the defendant company conducted an inadequate investigation ...
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Shell was fined £60,000 (almost $70,000) for health and safety breaches after a worker was struck by a cylinder and left severely injured at the platform. The platform was being decommissioned when the worker was severely injured aboard the Brent Delta oil platform in the North Sea. The accident occurred when pressured nitrogen cylinder was discharged uncontrollably and as a result injured 3 ...
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Case Filed on Behalf of Seaman Injured on Tug

The offshore injury attorneys at Arnold & Itkin LLP have recently filed suit against Savage Inland Marine LLC on behalf of a Jones Act seaman. The worker suffered personal injuries while he was fulfilling his duties as directed aboard a tug known as Savage Mentor. Here, the seaman was exposed to abundant amounts of mold, making the Savage Mentor unseaworthy . Because of his exposure to mold, the ...
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Arnold & Itkin LLP Jones Act lawyers Kurt Arnold, Kala Sellers, and Adam Lewis recently filed suit on behalf of a Texas offshore worker who was injured on the job. While performing his duties as instructed, the client was crushed by a large metal tile. This incident caused severe injuries that needed spinal surgery and will require ongoing medical care. Offshore work is an inherently dangerous job ...
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Lawsuit Filed on Behalf of Injured Tankerman

The Jones Act lawyers at Arnold & Itkin LLP recently filed a lawsuit on behalf of a Texas tankerman who was injured while working on a tugboat. The seaman collapsed from heatstroke brought on by working in a harsh and unsafe environment. He lost consciousness, hurt his neck, and sustained a traumatic brain injury due to his fall. Offshore work is a dangerous occupation as it is; it is essential ...
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Arnold & Itkin LLP filed a new lawsuit today on behalf of an offshore oil rig worker who was struck by a piece of wire rope while working aboard the Noble Clyde Bordeaux. He sustained serious injuries to his face, jaw, and other parts of his body. The young man required emergency surgery to address his injuries, which were caused by the Defendants’ conduct and the unseaworthy condition of the ...
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Often, those who are injured while working on a vessel are not certain if they are covered under the Jones Act. To determine whether or not your case is eligible for a Jones Act claim, it is important to understand how a "vessel" is defined under the law. What Is a Jones Act Vessel? When it was first passed in the 1920s, the Jones Act covered a limited number of vessels. These vessels included ...
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Seafood is enjoyed by diners across the globe, offering nutrition and flavor. The way seafood is prepared is as varied as the species that live in the ocean. The most popular way we eat seafood is raw, baked, fried, or boiled. Per capita, humankind eats 20kg of fish per year. Worldwide, the aquaculture industry produced 74 million tons of seafood! Given how much seafood we consume, our oceanic ...
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Seaman Injury, Slip & Fall
Arnold & Itkin LLP offshore attorneys recently filed suit on behalf of a tankerman who was injured by an unsafe gangway at BOSTCO’s terminal at the Houston Ship Channel. The tankerman was descending a gangway to board a barge when the vertical support beam broke and made him fall. Our client injured his neck and suffered several herniated discs in the fall. His injuries were a direct result of ...
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News, Wrongful Death, Seaman Injury
This weekend, our firm reported on a vessel collision between the USS Fitzgerald and the ACX Crystal, a merchant vessel flying under the Philippine flag. The collision occurred around 1:30 am local time, so many of the sailors aboard the Fitzgerald were asleep at the time. Damage from the collision occurred in two berthing spaces, a machinery room, and a radio room. Tragically, 7 sailors were ...
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Transfer Risks Offshore Workers Face The Gulf of Mexico is filled with lift boats, jack up rigs , drilling rigs, and platforms . These structures are all necessary for the retrieval of gas and oil from the region's rich mineral deposits. In order to transfer workers to and from their jobsites, many companies use personnel baskets or Billy Pugh baskets to get the job done. As any worker who has ...
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Mooring operations are one of the most important jobs offshore crew members perform; however, they are also one of the most difficult and dangerous jobs. If proper safety protocols are not followed, workers are at risk of suffering severe injuries that can even be fatal. Dangers in the Mooring Operation A vessel’s mooring area contains equipment and systems such as hydraulic motors, winches, ...
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Offshore work is one of the most dangerous industries in the country. Most offshore workers know the risks of rig explosions or being injured by heavy machinery, but they are probably unaware of the threats posed by flesh-eating bacteria. Contracting a flesh-eating bacterium is rare. However, the outcome can be severe. If not treated quickly, infection could result in an amputation or death. What ...
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When a worker is injured offshore defense attorneys often attempt to limit the injured worker's recovery by arguing that the injured worker is really suffering from a pre-existing medical condition. Using pre-existing medical conditions as a defense is common in personal injury claims. However, the law applies a little bit differently if the injuries happened while working offshore. Pre-Existing ...
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Arnold & Itkin Attorneys Kurt Arnold, and Kyle Findley filed suit on behalf of a Jones Act seaman who was injured aboard the American Phoenix, a self-described Jones Act tanker. The plaintiff suffered injury when a drill twisted and broke his hand. He required surgery and the implementation of pins and screws in his hand. When he reached out to our firm, we moved quickly to build a case on his ...
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