LA Offshore Injury Lawyers

Our Maritime Injury Law Firm Represented More Deepwater Horizon Victims Than Any Other Law Firm in the Nation

At Arnold & Itkin, our legal team has unique experience with the protection of maritime workers' rights. Throughout the years, we have tried countless offshore injury cases, including the ones involving the catastrophic Deepwater Horizon explosion. In fact, after that tragic accident, more of the crew turned to the injury lawyers from our firm for help than any other firm in the nation.

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Louisiana Offshore Injury Attorneys

Baton Rouge Offshore Lawyers in Louisiana Serving Nationwide

Especially in our Gulf Region, maritime and offshore injuries occur frequently. Whether you or your loved one works on an oil rig or in commercial shipping, the ocean can be a brutal place to work, and these settings unfortunately see similar accidents and catastrophes as those in a refinery or manufacturing plant. Regardless, it is the responsibility of owners and management to provide safe working conditions for their employees. There is no excuse for allowing vessel and rig workers to be injured by unsafe conditions or inadequate policies or training.

However, as many offshore workers know, management tries to get away with using smaller and smaller crews to accomplish the same tasks that usually require a full workforce. This increases the likelihood of a dangerous accident. One, because smaller crews require more work from every worker, the odds of mental and physical exhaustion increase. Two, when individuals are asked to do things that normally require two or three people, they're far more likely to hurt themselves. Our offshore lawyers in Louisiana have seen the results of these practices firsthand. When Gulf Region workers suffer life-changing accidents, they call Arnold & Itkin to help rebuild their lives and protect their family's future.

Arnold & Itkin LLP is there to put to work our industry expertise to winning compensation for offshore employees who unfairly suffered injury or death.

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If you have been injured in an accident, contact Arnold & Itkin LLP so we can hear your story and secure your future.

Why Do Offshore Workers Choose

Arnold & Itkin?

  • Our legal team has secured billions for our clients.
  • We have experience protecting all types of offshore workers.
  • Our firm has a history of securing record-setting results.
  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • Top 50 Verdicts
  • The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Inner Circle of Advocates
  • Super Lawyers Rising Stars
  • The National Law Journal: Elite Trial Lawyers
  • Newsweek Best Personal Injury Attorneys 2016
  • Houston Business Journal 40 Under 40

Occupations at Risk

for Offshore Injury

Offshore work includes some of the most profitable and vital industries in the United States. People who work on oil rigs, shipping vessels, fishing boats, and other offshore workplaces are the people who make the U.S. a world leader in fuel, food production, and other industries. Fighting for their future is an honor and a privilege.

Our offshore lawyers in Louisiana have successfully fought for people in all types of offshore jobs:

  • Commercial Diver
  • Oil Rig Technician or Engineer
  • General Seaman
  • Harbor or Shipyard Worker
  • Commercial Fisherman

These areas of work are necessary for global production and consumption in our ever-expanding world, but that certainly does not mean they need to be dangerous or deadly. If you or your loved one has wrongfully suffered an injury or death while working in a maritime or offshore industry, it is imperative to seek excellent legal representation.

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    Choosing the Right Maritime Injury Lawyer

Hiring Your Best Chance at

Winning Compensation

Although these acts have been established recently to protect offshore workers, shipping companies and owners alike will also fight back to avoid paying out for their negligence. Our team at Arnold & Itkin has received national recognition for our ability to face Fortune 500 companies in the courtroom, demand what is owed to our clients, and secure massive verdicts or settlements.

Whether you are working in a shipyard, oil rig, commercial fishing vessel, or any work site on or near the water and you are wrongfully hurt, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Speak with our offshore injury lawyers in Louisiana today.

Arnold & Itkin LLP wants to be the offshore injury firm that fights for your retribution. Call today at (225) 412-6348 for dedicated representation.

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Experienced Maritime Injury Advocates

Arnold & Itkin LLP
  • The Jones Act

    Created to compensate seamen who are injured or made ill due to the negligence of their employers. It allows vessel workers to sue the owners or captain of the vessel when negligent leadership causes them harm.

  • Death on the High Seas Act (DOHSA)

    Compensates families who have lost a loved one in a commercial industry, including shipping beyond 3 miles from the coast of a state and commercial aviation accidents beyond 12 miles of a U.S. coast. This law applies to seamen, but not dock workers or maritime employees working close to shore.

  • Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA)

    This is a general worker’s compensation program that allows maritime employees medical and disability benefits if injured or made ill at sea. This law also allows dock workers to be compensated for negligence if they are injured.

Various Causes of

Offshore Accidents

Many aspects of these industries suggest they are inherently dangerous: the unpredictable and uncontrollable ocean during severe weather and the flammable substances being dealt with, to name a couple. It is still, however, up to those in leadership positions to make the workplace safe for employees, and many causes of accidents can be linked back to the fault of another party.

Arnold & Itkin has investigated a wide variety of cases involving negligence:

  • Diving Accidents
  • Faulty Equipment
  • Deck Accidents
  • Explosions and Fires
  • Ship Crashes
  • Slips and Falls

If your injury was related to any one of these accidents, or related to another type of accident not listed here, our investigation will determine which party or parties are at fault. Accidents big or small in scale could be traced back to the fault of a coworker, supervisor, owner of the company or vessel, or even a shipping regulator, such as the Federal Shipping Commission, if their oversight led to your injury. Hire maritime legal experts who are unafraid of following the accident to any height it goes in order provide justice for its clients. Contact us today to learn how we can help you.

Your Employer's Apologies Don't Secure Your Future.

Arnold & Itkin's Results Do.
  • $205 Million

    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

    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

    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 to sustain serious brain injuries. We succeeded in obtaining a $117 million verdict for the mother, as well as her two daughters.

  • $116 Million

    Arnold & Itkin LLP negotiated a massive nine figure settlement on behalf of their clients after several years of hard fought litigation.

  • $110 Million

    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.

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