Maritime Brain Injury Attorneys
Lawyers for Victims of Brain Injuries Caused by Offshore Accidents
According to a CDC study in 2013, someone working in the offshore oil and gas industry is 7 times more likely to die compared to any other worker. Working aboard offshore vessels can be unsafe because of the level of natural dangers related to the job—such as hazardous materials, equipment, and slippery conditions onboard. As one of the most dangerous industries in the nation, it is common for maritime workers to suffer life-changing injuries, such as brain injuries. Brain injuries are one of the most serious types of catastrophic injuries that can result from a maritime accident.
Arnold & Itkin LLP has helped hundreds of maritime injured workers receive the compensation they deserve for their losses. Our attorneys often represent clients that suffer severe brain injuries due to their employer’s negligence. If you or a loved one have suffered brain injuries, contact our maritime brain injury attorneys as soon as possible. We will help you every step of the way and will explain the different legal options for your case.
We refuse to stand by and let maritime companies neglect their duty to their workers. We do everything possible to hold the responsible parties liable for their actions.
Common Causes of Maritime Brain Injuries
Head injuries occur frequently in the maritime industry—depending on the severity of the injury, lifelong treatment may be needed. In many cases it may seem as though cases could have not been prevented; in reality, many brain injury accidents could have been prevented with the proper precautions. If that's the case, you may be able to file a claim under the Jones Act.
Some of the most common causes of brain injuries include:
- Broken equipment
- Conveyor belt accidents
- Crane and cargo accidents
- Improper safety guidelines/training
- Improperly stored equipment
- Lack of safety equipment
- Poor ship maintenance
- Slip and fall accidents
Types of Brain Injuries & Common Symptoms
When a maritime worker suffers a head injury, it’s one of two types: a closed head injury and an open head injury. A closed head injury is when an injury doesn’t cause the skull to be broken, fractured, or pierced. An open head injury is when the skull is pierced or fractured. Although open head injuries may seem more severe, closed head injuries are difficult to diagnose and can require extensive treatment.
Common symptoms of brain injuries include:
- Cognitive damage – Memory loss, trouble with concentration and attention.
- Sensory symptoms – Loss of vision, hearing loss, or loss of taste or smell
- Physical symptoms – Seizures, headaches, paralysis, changes in appetite, sleeping patterns, chronic pain, or language difficulties
- Behavior and emotional symptoms – Irritability, anger, depression, and dramatic mood swings
Any level of brain damage can have a serious impact on an employee’s daily life, altering their personality and their ability to make a living. When a brain injury happens because an employer or co-worker was negligent, it’s vital for injured people to hold at-fault parties accountable—for their own sake, the sake of other employees, and the sake of the loved ones they support.
Our Maritime Brain Injury Attorneys Have Helped Injured Workers Win Billions of Dollars
If you or a loved one have sustained brain injuries in a maritime accident, we understand how difficult this time can be. Arnold & Itkin attorneys can help you take the next steps to protect your legal rights and can explain the different legal options for your case. Our maritime brain injury attorneys work tirelessly to help our clients receive the financial security they need to protect themselves and their family.
If you or a loved one have suffered a brain injury during your maritime job, learn more about how our maritime brain injury attorneys can help you. Contact us today: (888) 493-1629.