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Using gangways while boarding and disembarking ships imposes certain dangers. For proper precautions, gangways must have a safe pathway to and from the vessel as well as safe handrails and a non-slip surfaces. However, accidents become more likely when changes in currents or improper handling occurs, making gangways particular susceptible to dangerous conditions, especially if secured improperly by crew members.

If you have been involved in an accident while using a gangway to board or disembark a vessel, you need an aggressive and competent maritime accident lawyer who has the experience and knowledge needed ensure your legal rights and receive the compensation you deserve for your injuries.

At Arnold & Itkin, we have spent several years fighting for offshore injury victims just like you. In that time, we have been able to recover billions of dollars on their behalves. Our award-winning team is ready to utilize this insight and experience to help with your case. Not only that, but we work on a contingency fee basis.

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Who Is Responsible for My Injuries?

In most offshore accidents, the vessel owner has legal liability over the injuries that occur on their vessel. Whether you are a passenger or a crew member who has suffered injuries due to a gangway accident, you are entitled to legal rights and compensation. Cause of gangway accidents can include the following:

  • Change in weather or currents
  • Failed gangway wire rope
  • Improper use of gangway
  • Inadequate safety precautions
  • Lack of proper maintenance
  • Unsecured gangway

Gangway and boarding accidents can cause serious injuries or even result in death.

Due to the seriousness of these types of accidents it is highly recommended that you contact a maritime attorney to protect your rights to proper compensation. Having a seasoned lawyer on your side always allows you to effectively determine who is at fault and liable for your injuries. You may be able to bring legal action against the vessel owner, equipment manufacturers, the company that employed you, and other parties as well.

Gangway & Boarding Accident FAQ

Who Is Responsible for Gangway Accidents?

Ultimately, it's the responsible of owners and operators to make sure their vessels are safe to use. This includes making sure no one is injured because of unsafe gangways or boarding procedures. Vessel owners must make sure their crew is trained to follow safe procedures and has the equipment needed to protect all boarding passengers.

What Can I recover with a Gangway Accident Law Firm?

While a company might offer a settlement, a gangway accident lawyer will work to make sure that settlement is in your best interests. Our firm will work to recover losses such as medical bills, pain and suffering, and any lost wages associated with your injuries. Every situation is different and the best way to know your options is by calling our team at (888) 493-1629.

How Much Does Hiring a Boarding Injury Lawyer Cost?

Hiring our help costs nothing upfront. To make our services attainable, we work on a contingency fee. In other words, we take on all costs of a case and only collect a payment if we secure results.

Helping Injured Workers Nationwide

Our gangway accident attorneys offer experienced legal counsel to injured workers from all 50 states. From our offices in Houston, TX and Baton Rouge, LA, we can assist clients throughout the United States. This includes in the areas of South Texas, such as Brownsville, Corpus Christi, Laredo, McAllen, and San Antonio, as well as East Texas, such as Beaumont, Tyler, Longview, and Port Arthur. From Houston to Galveston and throughout Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama, we are the team that you can trust. Call today to learn how we can assist you!

Contact an Experienced Gangway Accident Lawyer: (888) 493-1629

At Arnold & Itkin, we understand the severity of gangway and boarding accidents and are well-versed in handled numerous types of maritime accidents. Our team can keep you informed on your case, your rights, and the potential compensation you are entitled to. When you come to our firm for counsel, you can rest assured knowing that one of our skilled maritime injury lawyers can assist you through every step of your personal injury claim. During this difficult time, only the best attorney will do.

Call Arnold & Itkin now for help. Our gangway accident lawyers are standing by to speak to you now at (888) 493-1629 during a free consultation.

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  • $29 Million The Largest Known Settlement for a Wrongful Death Offshore Kurt Arnold, Jason Itkin, and Cory Itkin successfully secured a record settlement for a single family who tragically lost a loved one. It is the largest known settlement for a death that occurred offshore. While a settlement is not an admittance of ...
  • $14 Million Jones Act Settlement Reached Two Days Before Trial Arnold & Itkin represented a seaman after he suffered a head injury on the Hercules 15 inland barge. Hercules employees tack welded a three foot pipe to the derrick and then forgot to remove it before starting drilling operations. The pipe was jarred ...
  • $11.5 Million Settlement Won for Injured Victim of Offshore Accident Arnold & Itkin obtained a settlement of $11.5 million on behalf of an offshore accident victim suffering from both physical and psychological injuries. His settlement will ensure that our client gets all the time, financial support, and stability he ...
  • $8.9 Million Settlement Achieved for Severely Injured Seaman Arnold & Itkin helped secure a settlement on behalf of a seaman who injured his head when working aboard an offshore drilling vessel. Our firm helped to recover $8.9 million on his behalf.
  • $8 Million Massive Settlement Reached Before Trial Began Our firm represented an offshore worker (a steward) who seriously injured his back in an accident. The injury prevented him from making a living. While other lawyers told him his case was only worth a few hundred thousand dollars, our attorneys knew ...
  • $7.2 Million Millions Won for Brain-Injured Client in Louisiana Arnold & Itkin recovered more than $7 million in a settlement for a severely injured Louisiana client. Our client suffered brain injury and memory issues while working on an offshore platform. The defendant settled his case during jury selection, and ...
  • $7.1 Million Concussed Worker Received a Massive Settlement after Accident Arnold & Itkin represented an offshore worker with a concussion and a herniated disk from an accident on the job. These injuries inhibited our client’s ability to make a living, requiring him to pursue a claim. His employers eventually resolved the ...
  • $6.9 Million Settlement Obtained for Family of Deceased Offshore Worker Arnold & Itkin negotiated a multi-million dollar settlement for the family of a man who died offshore. Though the defendant attempted to get away with an extremely low offer, our team obtained a settlement that was many times larger.
  • $6.6 Million Settlement Obtained for Wife & Family of Deceased Offshore Worker Arnold & Itkin helped a woman and her family get justice after her husband was killed in an incident offshore. Despite undue pressure from the defendant, our firm made sure our clients were taken care of for the rest of their lives.
  • $6.5 Million Settlement Secured for Injured Crew Member on Barge Arnold & Itkin obtained a seven-figure settlement for an offshore worker who was injured off the coast of Florida while working in needlessly dangerous conditions. His settlement will help him move forward after irreparable damage was done to his ...
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