Working offshore can be dangerous. It is certainly more dangerous any jobs on land. Of course, a lot of times you are dealing with high pressure and big equipment; you are dealing with contractors that might not be familiar with the process, and obviously you are dealing with explosive chemicals—things that have the potential to explode.
Working offshore can be a lot more dangerous than working on land. Think about it: You are doing the same type of work that people do on land but in six to eight foot seas, sometimes 35-40 miles per hour winds, rain, and all sorts of adverse dangerous weather conditions. These conditions make working offshore a lot more tricky and a lot more dangerous than working on land. At Arnold and Itkin, we understand these dangers and we understand what it means to work in such hard conditions. Furthermore, we understand how the duality of maritime laws can protect injured offshore workers or work to their detriment, depending on the situation. Our awareness of the practical realities that offshore workers face, as well as some of the legal complications of an offshore case, make us an ideal firm for helping injured workers get to court and obtain recovery as fast as possible.
Arnold & Itkin represented nearly a third of the crewmembers injured in the Deepwater Horizon explosion.
Because maritime law is so complex and so complicated, it is crucial that you work with an attorney who has an in-depth understanding of how it works and who has proven themselves in similar cases before.