Offshore InjuryBlog

Blog category: "Slip & Fall"

Arnold & Itkin Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Caj Boatright, Roland Christiansen, Joseph McGowin, and Claire Traver are currently representing a Texas man who was injured while working offshore. Our client fell over an unmarked hazard on the working surface of the vessel he was aboard, which resulted in severe injuries to his knee and wrist. His injuries could have easily been prevented if his employer ...
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Arnold & Itkin recently filed suit on behalf of a towboat deckhand who was injured while making tow on the Mississippi River. His employer had him carrying heavy spools across barges that lacked step downs and nonskid, and our client slipped with a 100-pound spool over his shoulder, severely injuring his back. As we see too often, our client’s bosses discouraged him from seeking medical treatment ...
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Arnold & Itkin filed a case on behalf of a man from Kaplan, Louisiana. Our client was working as a chef for an offshore company when he slipped and fell due to dangerous conditions on the ship. The man suffered serious injuries to his neck, back, shoulder, foot, and other parts of his body. These injuries have required our client to go through extensive medical treatments. Offshore employers have ...
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Arnold & Itkin filed suit on behalf of a Mississippi River seaman who was injured because his vessel had a trap-door manhole cover. Our client stepped on it without realizing, causing a serious fall. He suffered injuries to his shoulder, arm, and other parts of his body. Injuries like this are more than an inconvenience. As a Chief Engineer, he was able to provide for his family of four before the ...
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What Causes Offshore Slips & Falls?

From simple trips over some wiring to catastrophic tumbles on scrubbed floors, slips and falls are injuries that are deceptively dangerous. In fact, slips, trips, and falls cause 15% of all accidental deaths in the United States, trailing only motor vehicle accidents as the number one accidental killer. Annually, 12,000 people are killed due to slip and fall accidents. Additionally, slips and ...
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Slip & Fall, Seaman Injury
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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After a cargo ship inspector suffered painful injuries on the job, he recruited Arnold & Itkin to help him rectify the situation. Our skilled offshore lawyers quickly filed a suit on the Sour Lake man's behalf in Jefferson County, Texas. The incident occurred while the inspector was working on a cargo ship off the coast of Texas. During his shift, he tripped on an elevated rib, causing him to fall ...
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Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Kyle Findley, and another attorney from Arnold & Itkin have filed suit on behalf of an injured oil barge employee who sustained injuries after falling down a stair well in 2012. The barge worker was unaware at the time that the stairs were heavily coated with oil, which lead to his slip and fall accident. As a result of this incident, lawyers at Arnold & Itkin have filed a ...
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Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Kyle Findley, and another attorney from Arnold & Itkin are representing longshoreman who was involved in a slip and fall accident, resulting in severe injuries. The plaintiff suffered from fractured bones in his wrist and his ankle, as well as numerous other injuries, after falling over 20 feet from the vessel's deck.The conditions on the vessel were extremely slippery; and ...
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