Maritime Amputation Injury Lawyers
Fighting for Offshore Amputation Injuries Nationwide
Employment in the offshore oil and gas industry is the most dangerous job in the country. It is no surprise that maritime workers often suffer from catastrophic injuries. One of the most common injuries that occur are amputation injuries, typically caused by dangerous equipment that has been used or maintained improperly. Amputation injuries are also often caused when offshore employers fail to provide proper safety equipment or meet safety standards. Arnold & Itkin has represented hundreds of maritime workers who have been injured in offshore accidents. We are proud to help injured workers in Houston, throughout all Texas, and nationwide—including clients in Louisiana, Alabama, and Mississippi. If you have suffered from an amputation injury in a maritime accident, contact our maritime amputation injury lawyers for a free case review.
Learn more about how our maritime amputation injury attorneys can help you after your incident. Contact us today to review your options for free: (888) 493-1629.
Common Causes of Maritime Amputation Injuries
Although not all maritime injuries are caused by negligence, amputation injuries often are. If an employer or vessel owner fails to maintain equipment, train the crew, or create a safe work environment, it can cause serious injuries that require amputation.
Some of these accidents may be caused due to the following:
- Unsecured cargo
- Navigation collisions
- Lack of safety and equipment training
- Defective and malfunctioning equipment
It is vital to work with equipment and machinery that is regularly maintained so that it is working correctly. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure that workers are properly trained to use the equipment. If your employer has not met this standard and you lost a limb as a result, he or she was negligent and should be held accountable. To learn how, read more about the Jones Act here.
Surgery is required to treat a lost limb or to amputate a limb. Once you have had surgery, you may still need extensive physical and emotional therapy to help you adjust to the new reality of missing a limb or using a prosthetic limb. These payment costs can be difficult for an injured maritime worker to handle, especially while supporting a family. Our firm often has to help our clients rebuild their financial security in the wake of costly medical treatments. This is why it is vital to contact a maritime amputation injury attorney as soon as possible.
Recovering Compensation for Amputation Injuries
If you suffered severe injuries in a maritime accident that required an amputation, you have the right to receive compensation. Limb loss is a financially costly loss; patients face treatment costs for the rest of their lives. Under maritime law, you have several avenues for recovering damages, especially if negligence is involved. Since maritime law is different from laws on land, it is vital to contact an experienced amputation injury attorney as soon as soon as possible to help you receive the best possible results for your case.
Arnold & Itkin Has Helped Hundreds of Maritime Injured Workers Win Billions of Dollars
If you or a loved one have lost a limb due to your maritime work, you are entitled to receive compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages, your pain and suffering, and other losses. At Arnold & Itkin LLP, our attorneys use their vast knowledge and experience to help clients receive the best possible results for their cases.
We have recovered billions of dollars on behalf of our clients and we continue to help our clients receive the financial stability they need to care for themselves and their families. Our attorneys can help you every step of the way and can explain the different legal options for your case. Most importantly, we can help you face the future with confidence, clarity, and hope. Speak with us today to get started.
Contact our maritime amputation injury attorneys today for a free consultation: (888) 493-1629.