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Alabama Maritime Lawyers

Fighting for Offshore Workers in the Gulf Coast

Alabama Maritime Attorneys

Billions Won by Maritime Accident Lawyers in Alabama

Offshore work has a long and proud history in Alabama. From oil rigs to fishing, Alabamians have ventured out over open water and add significantly to the state’s economy. In fact, Alabama’s shrimp fishing industry netted $57 million in 2014, making it one of the state’s most valuable industries. Each day, these hardworking Americans face the dangers of working offshore to make an honest living and push the economy along—and the dangers they face are very real. Commercial fishing remains one of the most dangerous occupations in the US.

Our Alabama maritime accident lawyers help offshore workers hold their employers accountable for negligence that results in an accident. When people are injured offshore, they deserve protection for their family and their future. In most cases, that means providing for their medical care, replacing their lost wages, and ensuring that they have enough to take care of themselves if they’re not able to work. We help clients throughout the state of Alabama in places such as Mobile, Montgomery, Birmingham, Andalusia, Red Level, Brantley, and more.

Speak with our lawyers in a free review of your case. Call (888) 493-1629 or use our short online form to reach out to us.

An employer fails to protect their employees when they fail to use safe practices. To save money, many employers do not execute basic upkeep and allow their vessels and equipment to fall into dangerous disrepair. Lack of maintenance is a common cause of injuries at sea. When an employer is not held accountable for their negligence, employees will be the only ones who continue to pay for their mistakes.

When you get injured at work, maritime law provides you with ways to pay for your medical bills and other hardships. Regardless of your protections, employers are responsible for protecting employees from the hazards of working on an oil rig or vessel. When an employer fails to do this, their negligence is to blame, and they must be held accountable.

Common offshore injuries include:

The Laws Protecting US Offshore Workers

To fix some of the gaps and shortcomings of traditional maritime law, Congress has passed four major statutes in US history. These 4 statutes govern trade and workers’ rights on America’s waterways, between US ports, and on American merchant marine vessels. These laws are the following:

The most important of these laws for workers injured offshore is the Jones Act. Officially called the Merchant Marine Act of 1920, this law allows injured seamen to file claims against employers for negligence or unseaworthiness. Unlike maintenance and cure, the Jones Act requires proof of fault—however, it also provides for far more avenues of compensation.

The Jones Act allowed workers to claim:

  • Lost wages
  • Loss of lifetime earning capacity
  • Physical and mental anguish
  • Present and future medical costs
  • Living expenses during recovery

Our Alabama Maritime Injury Attorneys Fight for Results. No Matter What.

Lasting physical pain, mental trauma, and financial insecurity are things that no one should have to face alone. Unfortunately, that’s exactly what most injured workers are facing when they suffer an accident at sea. The Alabama maritime lawyers at Arnold & Itkin are dedicated to fight for workers who have been unfairly injured due to negligence.

Our lawyers have a long history of results for maritime workers. We fought for the over one-third of the crew of the Deepwater Horizon after an explosion left 11 dead and dozens injured. Our team represented four families who lost their husbands in the sinking of the El Faro.

We also won a settlement for a shrimp boat worker when he sustained a serious back injury due to the carelessness of his employer. All told, our firm has won billions of dollars in verdicts and settlements, including more than 100 results in excess of $1 million each. If you need help, call.

If you've suffered during an offshore accident, our Alabama maritime law firm is ready to fight for your recovery. Call us now at (888) 493-1629 for help.

Case Results

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  • $8 Billion Top 3 Largest Jury Verdict in U.S. History Arnold & Itkin LLP tried a Risperdal case against Johnson & Johnson for failing to warn about one of the drug’s most damaging side effects: gynecomastia. Our skill, hard work, and dedication resulted in the third-largest jury verdict ever obtained ...
  • $357 Million Largest Workplace Accident Settlement in Texas history Arnold & Itkin LLP secured a massive nine-figure settlement against a transnational corporation for a workplace incident. The settlement set a Texas record for being the largest personal injury settlement in the state’s history.
  • $205 Million Confidential Settlement Obtained for Numerous Clients Arnold & Itkin reached a record $205,000,000 settlement on behalf of clients after several years of hard-fought litigation. The case settled just before trial was set to begin.
  • $171 Million One of the Largest Confidential Settlements in History Arnold & Itkin worked over the course of several years to represent clients in a case that many other law firms turned down. In the end, we were able to obtain a record-setting confidential settlement of $171 million.
  • $117 Million Largest Single-Event Personal Injury Verdict in Louisiana History Arnold & Itkin represented a pregnant woman who experienced stomach pain and called Acadian Ambulance. The driver of the ambulance drove the ambulance into the back of a sugar cane truck causing the plaintiff's spine to be severed at T4 and for her ...
  • $116 Million Confidential Settlement Arnold & Itkin LLP negotiated a massive nine figure settlement on behalf of their clients after several years of hard fought litigation.
  • $110 Million Record Settlement Achieved for Victims of Defective Products Arnold & Itkin obtained a record settlement for individuals harmed by defective, dangerous products. The result exemplifies our commitment to clients and justice for those seriously injured by the conduct of others.
  • $105 Million Record Settlement for Dangerous Product Victims Arnold & Itkin’s legal team helped represent those harmed by dangerous products. We were successful in recovering a $105 million settlement.
  • $97 Million Massive Settlement Secured for Refinery Workers Arnold & Itkin is proud to share that after months of preparation for trial, our firm was able to secure a huge settlement for clients who were injured in a refinery fire. Find out more now.
  • $92.7 Million Record Settlement for Burn Injury Victim Arnold & Itkin LLP secured a substantial settlement for a man who suffered severe burns in an accident at his job. The settlement set a new record statewide for workers with similar injuries.
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