Corpus Christi Offshore Injury Lawyers
Our Corpus Christi Offshore Injury Law Firm Helps Workers Recover from Serious. & Preventable Accidents
Offshore work is one of the most physically demanding and dangerous types of jobs a person can take. Thanks to Corpus Christi Bay, the area remains a hub for offshore workers. Adding to the area’s offshore economy are the energy companies headquartered in the city as well as nearby areas such as Houston, Galveston, and other major Gulf Coast port cities.
While offshore work presents significant economic opportunities, it can be dangerous for the men and women who want to take advantage of them. This is especially true when companies allow negligence to creep into their daily operations. While maritime work is dangerous, companies are aware of it and have the obligation to protect workers from serious injury. When they fail to do this, they should be held accountable for the significant damages offshore accidents cause to workers.
At Arnold & Itkin LLP, our Corpus Christi offshore injury lawyers are known for taking on large companies and demanding accountability for workers. We level the playing field by making sure large companies don’t offer our clients less than they need and deserve for a complete recovery. We’ve secured billions of dollars for clients and are ready to fight for your justice right now.
A consultation with a person from our Corpus Christi offshore injury law firm is free and confidential when you call (888) 493-1629.
What Causes Offshore Injuries for Corpus Christi Workers
The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) tracks hundreds of offshore incidents on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) each year. Among other areas, the OCS includes the Gulf of Mexico—one of the most common areas for Corpus Christi offshore work.
Corpus Christi offshore accidents often include incidents such as:
- Fires and explosions
- Gas releases
- Loss of control
These accidents are serious for two reasons. First, they’re completely preventable. Companies are responsible for investing in the safety of their workers and making sure they don’t suffer from serious accidents that shouldn’t have happened in the first place.
Second, these incidents often harm workers more than the massive companies that they work for. Injuries are expensive, require time away from work, and, in some instances, are life-altering. Offshore accidents are often catastrophic—they involve oil rig explosions, vessel collisions, and toxic substances. Companies are responsible to make sure the people who make their profits possible don’t suffer in the process.
Corpus Christi Offshore Accident FAQ
What Are Common Offshore Injuries that Corpus Christi Workers Suffer from?
What Is a Catastrophic Offshore Injury?
While all injuries suffered because of negligence are terrible, the medical and legal community refers to some of them as being “catastrophic.” This term is used to describe any offshore injury that is severe enough to impact the rest of a person’s life. They often require a lifetime of medical care, force a person to have a decreased quality of life, and make earning an income difficult. For example, burn injuries are often catastrophic because they have lifelong implications such as scarring, decreased mobility, and other negative impacts on a person’s life.
What Do Corpus Christi Offshore Injury Attorneys Help With?
At Arnold & Itkin LLP, we’re focused on making sure injured offshore workers don’t have to suffer from the negative financial implications of their injuries. While we can’t chage what happened, our firm fights to make sure our clients have the financial means to move forward with their lives.
Our offshore injury law firm recovers damages such as:
- Lost wages
- Medical bills
- Cost of future medical care
- Funeral expenses
We also fight for the non-monetary loses associated with the emotional trauma and suffering that offshore accidents and injuries cause.
What’s the Jones Act?
The Jones Act is an important law for offshore safety. In short, it enables offshore workers harmed during accidents to hold negligent employers accountable for them. Before the Jones Act was passed, offshore workers had little options for compensation after suffering from accidents they didn’t cause.
Call Our Corpus Christi Offshore Injury Lawyers Now for a Free Consultation: (888) 493-1629
When you call Arnold & Itkin LLP, you’re turning to a team that’s known for getting results for offshore workers. We’ve taken on some of the largest offshore companies in the world and have won. For example, over a third of the Deepwater Horizon’s crew relied on us to get the results that they needed. We refused to let the companies shift blame to them, we refused to back down, and we’re proud to have secured the results that they needed.
When you call us, you’re turning to a Texas law firm that cares about workers and making sure they’re treated right. We believe that accountability is the only way we can help our clients while also working to make sure more workers don’t have to suffer as they already have.
Call us today to find out how our lawyers can fight for you at (888) 493-1629. An initial consultation is free and we only collect a fee if we win results in a case.