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Our Brownsville Offshore Accident Firm Has Taken On the Largest Companies

For centuries, workers have taken to the seas to make the living that the maritime industry has to offer them. Over the years, maritime law has evolved to provide protections for workers who sustain offshore injuries. This means that any time a worker sustains an injury while working on a vessel, they deserve to receive answers and compensation from the party that could have prevented their accident.

If you’ve been involved with an offshore accident, you’re likely wondering what you should do next. Medical bills, legal questions, and uncertainty about the future make offshore injuries difficult to deal with. At Arnold & Itkin LLP, our mission is to make this process as simple as possible for our clients. Over the years, we’ve held all types of offshore employers accountable for failing to protect workers, and we’re ready to help you right now.

Call our Brownsville offshore injury firm today at (888) 493-1629 to speak with a member of our team. An initial consultation is free so you can easily discover what your options are.

What Causes Offshore Accidents?

At Arnold & Itkin LLP, we’ve learned one important fact over the years: offshore accidents are almost always caused by the negligence of one or more parties. Sometimes, a reckless employer fails to provide a safe environment for workers. Other times, a company manufacturers unsafe parts that eventually cause an accident. Other times, it’s a combination of negligence by multiple parties that causes an accident.

Common types of offshore accidents include the following:

  • Diving Accidents
  • Dangerous Equipment
  • Crane Failures
  • Explosions & Fires
  • Vessel Collisions
  • Lifting Accidents

When the Deepwater Horizon exploded, the companies responsible for the incident refused to admit that they neglected safety. After the El Faro disappeared after sailing into a massive storm, killing every crew member on board, the company responsible for the tragedy tried to avoid responsibility. Our Brownsville offshore injury lawyers were there both times to make sure these companies provided answers to those their negligence harmed.

What Our Brownsville Offshore Injury Lawyers Help With

Offshore workers face many dangers while they do their job. First, there’s the natural danger of the sea. Rough water, slippery conditions, and other aspects of working over water makes offshore workers at constant risk of injury. Then, unsafe equipment, poorly maintained vessels, and a lack of safety standards can make an already dangerous job even more risky for offshore workers.

Common offshore injuries include the following:

While these injuries are different, many of them mean workers face difficulties from medical bills, lost wages, and the inability to earn wages as they once did. Companies are responsible for training workers, maintaining vessels and equipment, and taking any other step necessary to portect workers from preventable accidents. When they fail to do this, workers can seek compensation from them.

How the Jones Act Helps Brownsville Offshore Workers

The Jones Act was passed in 1920 to help provide similar protections to offshore workers that those who worked on land already enjoyed. Thanks to the Jones Act, employers and other negligent parties can be held liable for the damages caused by preventable accidents.

Damages that can be recovered by the Jones Act include:

  • Lost wages
  • Medical bills
  • Pain and suffering
  • The cost of future care
  • A loss of the ability to work
  • Funeral expenses
  • Loss of consortium

Helping Families After Offshore Helicopter Crashes

Sometimes, offshore accidents involve an unexpected factor: helicopters. Helicopters help quickly transport workers to and from their offshore platforms. While convenient, the journey to and from work on a helicopter can be one of the most dangerous parts of the job.

One report found that there were 28 fatal accidents and 147 deaths between 2013 and 2018 in the offshore industry. Frustratingly, the report also found that that most of these accidents were completely preventable—a majority of them were caused by "controlled flight into terrain or water."

If your family is grieving because of a preventable accident, our Brownsville offshore helicopter crash lawyers are ready to fight for the answers you deserve. While we can't change what happened, we're ready to fight to hold those who could've prevented your suffering accountable.

Offshore Injury FAQ

What Are Jones Act Vessels?

Workers protected by the Jones Act must be employed on a vessel that’s operating in navigable waters. However, workers injured on piers, wharfs, dry docks, or terminals might qualify for compensation under the Jones Act.

Common Jones Act vessels include:

  • Oil rigs
  • Shipping vessels
  • Barges
  • Dredges
  • Tugboats
  • Fishing boats
  • And more

what Accidents Does Our Brownsville Offshore Injury Firm Help After?

Because offshore work is in a dangerous setting, there are many types of accidents that injure workers. The most important aspect of any type of accident is liability. For a worker to obtain the compensation that they need for recovery, they’ll need to prove that the negligence of another party caused their suffering.

Common types of offshore accidents include the following:

  • Diving Accidents
  • Dangerous Equipment
  • Barge & Dredge Explosions
  • Fires
  • Slip & Falls
  • Crane Failures
  • Vessel Collisions
  • Lifting Accidents

Should I Accept My Company’s Settlement Offer?

Never. Always speak with a Brownsville offshore accident lawyer before accepting a settlement. An initial settlement is not a sign that a company is trying to do the right thing. Rather, it’s a signal that they’re aware they made a mistake. Once a worker accepts a settlement from a company, it will no longer be liable for further damages. Speaking with our team is free of charge and will help you decide if the other side is being fair and if accepting their settlement offer is the best option for your recovery.

Get Help from a Brownsville Offshore Injury Firm That Makes the Fight Personal

If you’re suffering after an offshore accident, it’s important to find the right law firm to help you. At Arnold & Itkin LLP, our Brownsville offshore lawyers are ready to investigate what happened to you and work to make sure that you’re able to recover the damages that you deserve after suffering from preventable offshore injuries. While other attorneys are willing to settle, our team is never happy with the results of a case until we’re convinced that we’ve fought for the best possible outcome on behalf of our clients. This means that we’ll never hesitate to take a case to trial if the other side is being fair.

Call our team now a (888) 493-1629 for a free consultation of your case. Our services are affordable because we never collect a fee unless we obtain 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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“Las víctimas de accidentes en alta mar pueden sentirse aisladas y a merced de sus empleadores. Francisco resultó herido en una explosión en una plataforma petrolera y pidió ayuda a su compañía. Infórmese de lo que sucedió según sus propias palabras.”
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