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Houston Seaman Injury Lawyers

Representing the Injured Nationwide from Texas & Louisiana Offices

The term seaman is used to define a person who is more or less permanently assigned to work on a vessel in navigation.

The official titles of seamen include:

  • Deckhand
  • Assistant cook
  • Second officer
  • Marine rigger
  • Supply officer
  • And more

The jobs that seamen perform every day have the potential to be hazardous because of the heavy machinery onboard and the unruly nature of the open waters. For this reason, it is important for seamen to be aware of the laws that were created to protect them in the case of injury.

Maritime Law & Seamen Injuries

You may be unaware of the high number of offshore injuries that occur every year on board vessels such as tugboats, crew boats, and supply boats. Maritime workers throughout the Gulf of Mexico and on the high seas are subject to offshore accidents that can negate their ability to work and earn a living. Far too often, injured seamen are left with high medical bills without a primary source of income to pay them.

At Arnold & Itkin, our lawyers are passionate about helping offshore workers claim the rights available to them under maritime law. Our seaman injury attorneys can provide you with insightful legal counsel to help you recover from your accident physically, financially, and emotionally. Our experience has given us a comprehensive look at what it takes to fully recover from serious injuries, especially ones requiring long-term rehabilitation. With the help of our legal team, you can file an injury claim for your accident and seek protection under the Jones Act.

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There are long-term costs associated with a serious injury in addition to immediate pain and suffering. Hospitalization, long-term rehabilitation, in-home care, medication, emotional counseling, vocational rehabilitation, and future physical or emotional health complications are a few of the continuing costs that may plague injured seamen and his family. The attorneys from our firm have helped countless clients with life-changing injuries that must live every day with ongoing costs.

We understand the importance of every injury claim and how our work directly impacts the future of our clients. Armed with this mindset, our firm is dedicated to recovering the maximum amount of compensation available for each injury case that we take on. If you have been seriously injured working on an offshore vessel, seek help from an experienced lawyer right away. We will give you honest answers to your tough questions and exceptional legal support when you choose our firm to handle your case.

Case Results

Check Out Our Victories

  • $29Million 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 responsibility, our firm was pleased that the company was willing to provide fair compensation to the family of their employee without a fight.
  • $14Million 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 loose and hit Plaintiff in the head, causing severe injury. We presented his case under the Jones Act against Hercules, who chose to settle just before trial.
  • $11.5Million 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 needs to fully recover and get back on his feet.
  • $8.9Million 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.
  • $8Million 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 better. Due to intense negotiations by the firm, Arnold & Itkin was able to obtain a settlement for $8 million from his employers.
  • $7.2Million 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 our client now has the money he needs to receive quality medical care for the rest of his life.
  • $7.1Million 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 case by settling for $7.1 million.
  • $6.9Million 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.
  • $6.6Million 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.
  • $6.5Million 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 head and face.
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