When industrial companies cut corners and prioritize profits over employee safety, workers pay the price. When that happens, we’re the ones they call. Our firm has faced the world’s largest industrial companies over the harm they caused our clients, and we’ve recovered more than $10 billion for our clients because we always rise to the challenge. The bigger the challenge, the harder we fight. No matter what.
Helping Workers Take Back Their Lives
In cities nationwide, industrial workers make up the backbone of the economy. Unfortunately, that’s not without a price. Workplaces carry a high risk of catastrophic injury or death. When accidents cost workers their lives or livelihoods, Arnold & Itkin is the first call people make. We’ve won $10 billion for the victims of negligence worldwide, standing up to employers and companies that put profits ahead of workers’ lives.
We’ve represented the victims of industrial accidents involving:
- Drilling rigs
- Gas and oil refineries
- Construction sites
- Grain mills
- Paper mills
- Meat packing plants
We’ve helped injured workers and their families get access to care, counseling, and the financial resources to replace their income. Together, by holding companies and employers accountable for your accident, we may prevent similar industrial accidents from hurting others. Speak with us to learn how we can help and to discuss your options for recovery. Our job is to make sure the company provides answers. While you focus on getting better, we’ll fight to get what you need. No matter what.
Industrial accidents come with legal opponents that have near-limitless resources. Their playbook always includes tactics like overwhelming clients with an army of lawyers, endless legal maneuvers, or constant threats of blacklisting. That’s why you need a lawyer who knows how to level the playing field, who can stare down dozens of lawyers on the other side of the courtroom and not feel an ounce of intimidation. No matter what.
- $171 Million One of the Largest Confidential Settlements in History
- $97 Million Massive Settlement Secured for Refinery Workers
- $44 Million The Largest Verdict Ever Won for an Amputee Victim Read This Story
- $39.7 Million Record Verdict Won for Victim of Industrial Accident Read This Story
- $18.5 Million Second Verdict Won for 4 Victims of Geismar Explosion Read This Story
- $15.5 Million Massive Verdict Won for Geismar Explosion Victims Read This Story
- $13.7 Million Massive Settlement Won Only Months After Injury
- $12 Million Injured Worker Received Settlement for Burn Injuries
- $11.7 Million Settlement Won for Plant Worker Injured During Turnaround
- $11.6 Million Verdict Secured for a Worker Partially Blinded on the Job
- $4.97 Million Settlement Reached for Orthopaedic Injury Victim
- $4.8 Million Verdict Won for Bereaved Daughter
- $4 Million Victim of Plant Explosion Received Millions in Settlement
We’ve consistently received the legal industry’s highest honors. We’re proud of these accolades and deeply grateful to the clients who put their trust in us.
"Always bet on justice. It takes a lot of time and resources to win a case against big defendants, and some cases are easier to win than others. But this doesn’t matter at Arnold & Itkin. We take the cases that we must win because it’s the right thing, the ones we have to win—even if it’s hard. Especially if it’s hard." Kurt Arnold Founding Partner Meet Kurt
"People call me when something terrible has happened and they need help. My commitment is to get them that help so that they can rebuild their lives. I understand the stakes are high for my clients. It is personal to my clients, so it is personal to me. We have to win." Jason Itkin Founding Partner Meet Jason
We do everything it takes to secure a recovery, no matter what.
Industrial injuries are tough cases due to the complex investigations that follow an accident. They’re challenging cases, requiring a law firm’s full resources, focus, and skills at every stage—but that doesn’t scare us. In fact, the bigger the challenge, the better. When a case can decide the rest of a client’s life, it doesn’t matter how tough it might be: we put all of our resources and power in to getting our clients what they need. For your sake, our firm will rise to any challenge. No matter what.
Workers rely on us when they’ve been in a world-shaking accident because they know we won’t stop until the people at fault answer for it. People know we’ve walked our clients through some of the most infamous incidents, like major plant fires, the Deepwater Horizon explosion, and countless others. When the stakes are at their highest, and the eyes of the nation are on us, we don’t buckle. No matter what.
Can I Get Fired for Reporting Safety Violations in the Workplace?Reporting violations, or “whistleblowing,” is protected by federal law, which means you cannot be fired, lose benefits, or lose hours as a result of reporting your employer. If you report your employer’s safety violations to OSHA or any other agency, your employer could be subject to serious legal liability if they retaliate against you. If you report those violations to your attorney after an accident, you’ll be protected by an additional shield: attorney-client confidentiality.
Is Aging or Defective Equipment to Blame?In our experience, aging or defective equipment is often to blame for industrial accidents. Plants and refineries around the country rely on old machines, and many of these machines can go years without maintenance. With corporate neglect, accidents are inevitable. Some of our biggest industrial accident cases were triggered by equipment that broke due to lack of maintenance.
What Industries Have the Most Accidents?Industries that are prone to serious accidents include paper mills, grain mills, chemical plans, oil rigs, warehousing, trucking, commercial fishing, lumberyards, roofing, meat processing plants, and chemical processing. Oil and gas refineries are among the worst offenders, statistically. However, employers have no excuse for a dangerous workplace, no matter the work they’re doing.