Dallas Maritime Law Attorneys
Our Dallas-Fort Worth Offshore Injury Firm Helps Clients. No Matter What.
As a maritime worker, you’re no stranger to hard work. You also understand just how dangerous this occupation can be. If you were seriously injured offshore, it might have been a shock to see how the company you work for treated you. Getting the right care can be difficult. Getting money to cover your living expenses while you can’t work can be much harder than you’d expect. If you were injured or lost someone you love in a maritime accident of any kind, Arnold & Itkin is here to offer you support and guidance when you need it most.
Maritime law, including the Jones Act, DOHSA, and LHWCA, give injured seamen and families the opportunity to claim benefits to act as compensation for the harm they’ve suffered. Our Dallas-Fort Worth maritime lawyers understand exactly how these laws interact with one another and apply to different types of workers in specific scenarios. This knowledge allows us to effectively recover the full benefits to which you’re entitled.
Types of Maritime Accident Cases Our Firm Handles in the DFW Area
If an accident occurs over water or in an industry that serves offshore operations, it's likely that our firm can help those suffering from it. No matter whether you need a Dallas offshore explosion lawyer or someone to help with disasters involving sunken cargo ships, you can trust us to secure justice after the unthinkable.
Types of accidents our Dallas offshore injury attorneys can help after include:
- Dredging accidents
- Tugboat and barge accidents
- Oil rig explosions
- Boating accidents
Our Dallas-Fort Worth maritime injury law firm also helps workers such as longshoremen, dock workers, ship builders, and other professions that serve the offshore industry.
Types of Accidents Our Dallas Offshore Injury Lawyers Handle
According to the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE), there are hundreds of offshore incidents on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) each year, which includes the Gulf of Mexico, Pacific coast, Atlantic coast, and the coast of Alaska. Even more occur in inland waters.
These incidents include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Fires and explosions
- Gas releases
- Loss of control
When you consider the fact that a single collision could claim multiple lives or a fire could cause catastrophic burn injuries that leave a worker permanently disfigured and disabled, it is clear that offshore workers are at risk. The companies that they work for are required to comply with strict safety standards to make sure working conditions are as safe as possible, but this does not always happen. With extensive experience investigating and litigating offshore injury cases, our Dallas injury law firm knows how to expose safety violations and other behavior that puts all offshore workers at risk.