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Maritime Brain Injuries

When Offshore WOrkers Suffer Brain Injuries, Our Firm FIghts for Their Futures.

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 has suffered brain injuries, contact our maritime brain injury attorneys as soon as possible. We fight to secure the best future for you by winning the best results.

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.

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 Won Billions for the Injured

If you or a loved one have sustained brain injuries in a maritime accident, we understand how difficult this time can be. Our 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.

Learn more about how our maritime brain injury attorneys can help you. Contact us today at (888) 493-1629.

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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.
  • $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.
  • $92.7 Million Record Settlement for Burn Injury Victim Arnold & Itkin LLP secured a substantial settlement for a man who suffered severe burns in an accident at his job. The settlement set a new record statewide for workers with similar injuries.
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