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Oil Spill Workers

The oil spill that occurred when the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded in the Gulf Coast in 2010 resulted in countless injuries and illnesses to oil rig and cleanup worker--but these are not the only victims to suffer the adverse effects of oil spills. Whether you were hurt in the Gulf oil spill or another incident, obtaining legal counsel and representation should be your priority at this time. The companies responsible for the pain you have suffered should be held financially accountable. A good offshore injury lawyer could be the key to obtaining the healthcare you need as well as achieving a positive future in the aftermath of your injury.

Oil Spill Cleanup Worker Injuries

The April 2011 issue of The New England Journal of Medicine included a report on injuries suffered by cleanup crew members in the BP oil spill. This study raised concern that workers exposed to the fresh spill may suffer long-term health effects. Some injuries may be caused by contact to the strong chemicals used to clean the oil.

These injuries may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Neurologic Symptoms
  • Renal / Kidney Damage
  • Endocrine Effects
  • Respiratory Damage
  • Hematologic Effects
  • Hepatic / Liver Effects
  • Skin Problems
  • Headaches

Aggressive Representation for Injured Workers

If you were injured in an oil spill or subsequent cleanup, you may be able to obtain compensation for wage losses and physical harm in addition to potential punitive damages. At Arnold & Itkin, our team of experienced offshore injury attorneys has represented nearly a third of the Deepwater Horizon crew.

Whether you suffered an initial injury or an illness that developed over time, we will fight for you.

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With so much at stake, hiring the right lawyer could make all the difference in whether or not you are able to obtain the medical care you need. You can rely on us to fight for you both aggressively and effectively. Move quickly to obtain the legal advocacy you deserve at this crucial time. Call Arnold & Itkin LLP today!

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Arnold & Itkin represented nearly a third of the crewmembers injured in the Deepwater Horizon explosion.

I encountered professionalism, understanding, compassion… lot of compassion. They really felt for what me and my wife were going through.
~ Deepwater Horizon Crew Member

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