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We Help Offshore Workers Recover After Maritime Accidents

The maritime industry is one of the most dangerous professions for Americans. Harsh conditions, heavy equipment, and volatile products are just a few of the dangers that cause maritime injuries. From the Gulf of Mexico to the coastal regions of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, and the nation’s inland waters, offshore workers deserve a safe work environment. Too often, their safety comes second to profits.

When accidents cause maritime injuries, those suffering from them need answers from the people who allowed them to happen. At Arnold & Itkin, we’re proud to be national leaders in maritime injury law. Our maritime injury law firm is proud to have recovered billions for clients and has done so while taking on some of the largest names in the maritime industry. We know that clients deserve answers and that recovery is possible. No matter what.

Call Arnold & Itkin LLP today for a free consultation with our maritime injury lawyers. We have the answers you need.

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Understanding Maritime Injuries

In 2013, the Centers for Disease Control released a report examining fatal maritime injuries from 2003-2010. It found that those working in the offshore oil and gas industry are seven times more likely to die than workers in other industries. However, the oil and gas industry isn’t the only common sector for maritime injuries. Anytime people are on a vessel or working in the maritime industry, dangerous conditions are present, and vessel owners and employers must take appropriate measures to protect them.

Some of the most common maritime injuries include the following:

Who Is Responsible for Maritime Injuries?

Those in charge of a vessel are responsible for maritime injuries. Vessel owners and employers must ensure they provide safety training for workers and ensure that their ships and rigs are seaworthy. This is true even in the face of natural disasters and heavy weather like hurricanes and tropical storms. Rough seas are no excuse for a vessel capsizing or sinking, if the owner knew of the storm and failed to evacuate crew or take measures to evade it.

Vessel owners and employers are responsible for making sure the following exist:

  • Safety training
  • Safety equipment
  • Vessel maintenance
  • Safe work practices

Offshore workers who sustain maritime injuries have a chance for recovery through the Jones Act. Also known as The Merchant Marine Act of 1920, this protects U.S. citizens working offshore. It enables injured workers to hold vessel owners accountable for failing to protect their safety. Essentially, the Jones Act provides similar protections to offshore workers that their onshore counterparts enjoy. It requires employers and vessel owners to be responsible and holds them accountable for negligence.

Jones Act settlements include compensation for the following:

  • Lost wages
  • Loss of earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Medical bills

Call Arnold & Itkin LLP for Help at (888) 493-1629

When you call Arnold & Itkin LLP, you’re calling a team that’s already recovered billions of dollars for people in a situation similar to yours. We’re not intimidated by any opponent and are never happy with a case until we’re convinced a client is receiving the care they deserve. Our team of maritime injury attorneys has taken on some of the biggest names in the industry, and we’re ready to provide you with the best representation.

Call us now for a free consultation at (888) 493-1629. If we take your case, our maritime injury lawyers will only collect a fee if we win. We'll handle all upfront costs and expenses.

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  • $8 Billion Top 3 Largest Jury Verdict in U.S. History Arnold & Itkin LLP tried a Risperdal case against Johnson & Johnson for failing to warn about one of the drug’s most damaging side effects: gynecomastia. Our skill, hard work, and dedication resulted in the third-largest jury verdict ever obtained ...
  • $357 Million Largest Workplace Accident Settlement in Texas history Arnold & Itkin LLP secured a massive nine-figure settlement against a transnational corporation for a workplace incident. The settlement set a Texas record for being the largest personal injury settlement in the state’s history.
  • $222 Million Record-Breaking Verdict for Widow Our firm won $222 million for a woman who lost her husband in an industrial accident caused by a faulty valve. We took the case to trial because the at-fault company refused to take responsibility. The jury saw through the corporate lies and double ...
  • $205 Million Confidential Settlement Obtained for Numerous Clients 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 One of the Largest Confidential Settlements in History 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 Largest Single-Event Personal Injury Verdict in Louisiana History 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 ...
  • $116 Million Confidential Settlement Arnold & Itkin LLP negotiated a massive nine figure settlement on behalf of their clients after several years of hard fought litigation.
  • $110 Million Record Settlement Achieved for Victims of Defective Products 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.
  • $105 Million Record Settlement for Dangerous Product Victims Arnold & Itkin’s legal team helped represent those harmed by dangerous products. We were successful in recovering a $105 million settlement.
  • $97 Million Massive Settlement Secured for Refinery Workers Arnold & Itkin is proud to share that after months of preparation for trial, our firm was able to secure a huge settlement for clients who were injured in a refinery fire. Find out more now.
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