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Helping Injured Offshore Workers Get the Best Results

Anywhere there’s navigable water, there are offshore workers giving their all to make a living. Deckhands, oil and gas employees, and other workers are exposed to dangerous conditions every day. Companies know of these dangers and are obligated to protect their employees. Yet, they often fail. When a preventable accident shatters workers’ lives and the company fails to do what’s right, Arnold & Itkin is there to help. 

Workers call when their lives are at stake and only the best attorney will do. Delivering results is more than just our job—it’s our calling.

We’ve helped clients after devastating events across the globe, including oil rig explosions and fires, dredging accidents, diving accidents, vessel collisions, crane failures, and more. From the Jones Act to the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act, we know maritime law and are here to help. We proudly represent clients from our offices in Houston, Dallas, Baton Rouge, and beyond.

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No other group suffers more from cutting corners on safety than offshore workers. Decades of loose adherence to safety regulations have meant that the largest companies aren’t held accountable for serious negligence. Inevitably, that negligence severely injures or kills their workers. After an accident, companies offer low settlements, deny responsibility, or even try to shift the blame to workers. 

This isn’t right. 

At Arnold & Itkin, we've recovered over $20 billion for clients. We’ve heard every excuse that offshore companies try to use. We’ve seen every tactic from their hordes of lawyers. We refuse to give into them because our clients deserve results, no matter what.

Hear Our Clients' Stories

  • “I told him, “Kurt you’re my hero. You’re my knight in shining armor.” Because that’s how I feel toward him. He’s there to protect me, and I feel so safe. They are driven. They are aggressive. They will not quit for you. They will not give up for you. That’s what makes them special.”
    Mildred Solar Cortes El Faro Widow
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  • “They’re unstoppable! They definitely have the experience you need. They're fighting for these little people that can’t handle themselves when a giant comes. Almost like the David and Goliath. It’s an amazing thing to see.”
    Shawn Thomas Workplace Explosion Victim
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  • “I really feel like Arnold & Itkin brought justice to my family. Not only my family but many other families. It was just unreal how tirelessly they worked. Our trial lasted around 10 days. Every night, they were working ‘til way after midnight. There were a couple nights they never even slept. It was just amazing to me and my family.”
    Terry Yount Father of Drug Injury Victim
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Common Questions

  • What Happens If You’re Injured While You're at Sea?

    When an accident happens at sea, what often happens is that injured offshore workers are taken back to shore for medical treatment. At the same time, their company may pressure them to sign documents waiving the worker’s rights or absolving the company of liability. However, as an offshore worker, you’re entitled to maintenance and cure, i.e. the full cost of your medical care and basic needs while you recover.
  • What’s an Offshore Injury Lawyer? Should I Hire One?

    An offshore injury lawyer focuses on handling cases for offshore workers and their families after an injury or wrongful death. They help the workers or their families recover medical costs, lost wages, and other damages resulting from the accident. If you’ve been injured at sea, you should speak with an offshore attorney as soon as possible, if only to learn your options. Your employer already has a team of highly paid lawyers advocating for them. You deserve one of your own.
  • What Types of Accidents Does an Offshore Attorney Cover?

    Offshore injury attorneys represent workers in virtually any accident that occurs at sea. Explosions, toxic exposure, equipment collapses, falls, drowning, and inadequate medical response are just a few of the accident types our law firm has successfully investigated for injured clients. Offshore injury lawyers can also file claims under general maritime law, the Jones Act, the Death on the High Seas Act, and others.
  • What If I Can’t Afford an Offshore Injury Lawyer?

    You can afford a good offshore injury lawyer, no matter what. Our law firm accepts cases on a contingency fee basis, which means we take no fee upfront. We cover the cost of investigation, filing, and case preparation from beginning to end and only get paid if we win the case. That means we take all the risk. As a result, everyone has access to justice.
  • What Is the Jones Act?

    The Merchant Marine Act—commonly referred to as the Jones Act—was passed in 1920. Among other things, it provides protections to offshore workers. Before the Jones Act, injured offshore workers couldn’t hold companies liable for negligence and could only seek damages for the immediate costs of their medical care and living expenses. With the Jones Act, workers can seek compensation for the full scope of damages caused by an offshore accident. Our Texas Jones Act lawyers are ready to help you do exactly that.
  • What Can I Recover with an Offshore Injury Case?

    Offshore injuries can be life-changing. When a worker is injured offshore, filing a Jones Act claim can get them compensation for lost wages, medical bills, the loss of the ability to work, and the costs of future care. Every case is unique, and understanding what you might be able to recover is vital. Call (888) 493-1629 for a free consultation.
  • Can I File Suit After a Loved One Was Killed Offshore?

    As the family member of a seaman or offshore worker, you could have a case under the Death on the High Seas Act (DOSHA). This law allows for the recovery of financial compensation when a family loses a loved one at sea as a result of negligence or an unseaworthy vessel. If you have a valid DOSHA case, you could seek compensation for lost wages, loss of consortium, pain and suffering, and more.
  • Can I Get Blacklisted from Work for Suing My Employer?

    No, a person cannot get blacklisted from the offshore industry for suing their employer. Company owners have spread this myth across the industry with the hope that it will deter workers from holding them accountable in court. Our firm has never seen this blacklist, and many of our clients have returned to working offshore after their cases.
  • Should I Accept My Company’s Settlement Offer?

    After an accident, workers want to believe their company will treat them right. This isn’t unreasonable. It's exactly what should happen. However, if a company offers a settlement shortly after an incident, it’s important to avoid signing or accepting without talking to an attorney. While it might seem like a company is doing the right thing, they usually aren’t. Often, settlements are much lower than a worker deserves, and they’re designed to absolve a company of liability as cheaply as possible. Speaking with our lawyers will help you decide if your settlement offer is fair, what the value of your case might really be, and if you should file a claim.

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