Maritime workers face danger every day. Working offshore, they have to deal with rough seas and heavy weather, in situations where they are already performing physical labor or handling complex machinery. When you add in volatile processes like oil extraction, processing, and transportation, the risk of harm is high. But, this does not excuse maritime injuries. Seamen are offered the same rights and protections as workers in any field or industry. In fact, maritime law offers specific paths to recovery for injured workers and families who have lost loved ones at sea. Arnold & Itkin is proud to represent clients in cases involving blowouts, boat accidents, explosions, and more.
To read about offshore injuries, the Jones Act, the Death on the High Seas Act, and how these and other maritime laws may affect you, check out the following articles.