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Oil Rig Explosion Lawyers

We've Been There for Those Hurt by the Nation's Largest Maritime Disasters

With volatile substances and heavy machinery, working on an oil rig has its risks. When the perfect sequence of events triggers an oil explosion, workers and their families' lives are changed forever. After an explosion, oil companies push the same narrative: oil rig work is dangerous, they value safety, and they did all they could to prevent the accident. At Arnold & Itkin, we’ve learned time and time again that this isn’t the truth. The truth is this: oil rig explosions are always the result of negligence.

Just because oil rig work can be dangerous doesn’t mean it’s acceptable when workers are seriously injured or killed. If you or someone you love has been hurt, our team is ready to help. When the crew of the Deepwater Horizon needed help after the worst oil rig accident in American history, they called us.

We have won billions for our clients in our years of practice. Our resources, work ethic, and record of victories against the world’s biggest companies make us the team you can trust, no matter what.

No Matter How Tough
the Fight.

After an oil rig explodes, the companies at fault immediately go on the attack. They blame others, deny liability, and often leave workers with little to no compensation to recover from their injuries. When oil companies try to shift blame, deny responsibility, and unleash their armies of attorneys to defend their negligence, we draw a line in the sand. We’ve won more than $10 billion for clients by standing up to companies like Exxon-Mobil, BP, and Transocean when their negligence caused serious harm. We go all-in where other firms might give up, and our results speak for themselves. When companies see we're on the other side, they know they have a fight on their hands.

About Us

No Matter What You've
Been Through.

Watch Shawn's Story
“They're fighting for these little people that can’t handle themselves when a giant comes. Almost like David and Goliath. It’s an amazing thing to see.”
Shawn Thomas Workplace Explosion Victim

When we help a person after they’ve lost everything, we often hear one important phrase: they treated me like family. We help people get the care they need while shielding them from the difficulties of their case as we handle it. As we work on every case, it becomes personal to us. We care about our clients, getting them justice, and rebuilding their lives—these are the things that make the fight worth it.

See What Our Clients Say

No Matter How Big They Are.

We know what it takes to fight large oil companies. While they have endless resources, we have an endless dedication to making things right for our clients. When they try to threaten your livelihood, intimidate you with lawyers, or sign away your rights after an accident, we’ll be there to tell them it isn’t acceptable. Over one-third of the Deepwater Horizon crew trusted us with their recovery, and we made sure they were treated right. Now, we’re here to help you win.

See Our Results

Our Victories
  • $29 Million The Largest Known Settlement for a Wrongful Death Offshore
  • $14 Million Jones Act Settlement Reached Two Days Before Trial
  • $11.5 Million Settlement Won for Injured Victim of Offshore Accident
  • $8.9 Million Settlement Achieved for Severely Injured Seaman
  • $8 Million Massive Settlement Reached Before Trial Began
  • $7.2 Million Millions Won for Brain-Injured Client in Louisiana
  • $7.1 Million Concussed Worker Received a Massive Settlement after Accident
  • $6.9 Million Settlement Obtained for Family of Deceased Offshore Worker
  • $6.6 Million Settlement Obtained for Wife & Family of Deceased Offshore Worker
  • $6.5 Million Settlement Secured for Injured Crew Member on Barge

No Matter Who You Ask.

We’ve consistently received the legal industry’s highest honors. We’re proud of these accolades and deeply grateful to the clients who put their trust in us.

  • Inner Circle of Advocates
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • Top 50 Jury Verdicts
  • Best Law Firms 2017
  • Best Law Firms 2018
  • Best Law Firms 2019
  • Best Law Firms 2020
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No Matter How Big the
Challenge.

  • Kurt Arnold
    "Always bet on justice. It takes a lot of time and resources to win a case against big defendants, and some cases are easier to win than others. But this doesn’t matter at Arnold & Itkin. We take the cases that we must win because it’s the right thing, the ones we have to win—even if it’s hard. Especially if it’s hard."
    Kurt Arnold Founding Partner
    Meet Kurt
  • Jason Itkin
    "People call me when something terrible has happened and they need help. My commitment is to get them that help so that they can rebuild their lives. I understand the stakes are high for my clients. It is personal to my clients, so it is personal to me. We have to win."
    Jason Itkin Founding Partner
    Meet Jason

Our team will never be
outworked, no matter what.

When we take a person’s case, it means that we’re completely dedicated to getting the results they need. We’re a team that never stops because we know our work can change lives for the better. Because we care, we live for the fight. This means we won’t allow our clients to be mistreated with offensive lowball settlement offers. If a company isn’t being fair, we won’t hesitate to take the fight to a courtroom. As experienced trial lawyers, our involvement shows the other side that their usual tactics won’t work.

Meet Our Attorneys

No Matter How Big the
News Story.

When the Deepwater Horizon was burning on national television, eventually sinking to the ocean floor, more than one-third of the incident’s survivors turned to us. Our experience with oil rig explosions and maritime law means that people turn to us when serious accidents are making headlines. Our track record of significant results means we’re prepared for every type of case, no matter how high-profile it is.

Featured In

  • CNN
  • Forbes
  • ABC
  • Wall Street Journal
  • CBS
  • USA Today
  • Reuters
  • NBC News
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No Matter What Questions

No Matter the Situation.

As experienced lawyers, we’re the right firm to trust after an oil rig explosion. We’ve worked extensively on offshore accident cases and know the unique laws associated with them. In fact, after the companies that caused the Deepwater Horizon accident offered survivors little to no help, we were there to keep them accountable. Our name has earned a reputation that the largest oil companies recognize. Each year, we set higher records for settlements and verdicts. We do this because our clients need results, we take their cases personally, and we give them everything—no matter what.

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