Houston Oil Rig Explosion Lawyers

Our Texas Offshore Explosion Attorneys Have Helped After the Nation's Largest Disasters
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With volatile substances and heavy machinery, working on an oil rig has its risks. When the perfect sequence of events triggers an oil rig explosion, the lives of workers and their families are changed forever. After this kind of explosion occurs, 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. Our Houston, Texas offshore explosion lawyers have won billions. Whether you need an oil rig explosion attorney in Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, or anywhere in the United States, you can trust us. When oil rigs explode, we're the lawyers people turn to most. Our resources, work ethic, and record of victories against the world’s biggest companies make us the team you can trust, no matter what.

Abogados de lesiones por accidentes marítimos y en alta mar en Houston

Oil Rig Explosion Attorneys Have a Reputation for Winning

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  • $193 Million

    Settlement Won for Victims of Pipeline Explosion

  • $125 Million

    Settlement Won for Widow of Dredge Worker

  • $68 Million

    Settlement Obtained for Injured Dredge Worker

  • $40 Million

    Settlement Reached for Injured Jones Act Seamen

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No Matter How Tough the Fight

After an oil rig explodes, companies 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 $20 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.

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.

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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We've consistently received the legal industry's highest honors, won the nation's largest results, and been repeatedly featured in both local and national news publications. We're proud of these honors and deeply grateful to the clients who continually put their trust in our team.

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Common Questions

  • What’s an Oil Rig Explosion Attorney? Should I Hire One?

    An oil rig explosion attorney helps injured workers get the answers they deserve after serious and preventable accidents. Hiring an oil rig explosion lawyer means having the help of someone who will protect your interests and fight for the compensation you deserve. In other words, getting help from an oil rig explosion law firm means protecting your financial future and securing justice after you’ve been wronged by a negligent party.
  • What Is the Jones Act?

    The Merchant Marine Act of 1920 is commonly referred to as the Jones Act. Among other things, it provides protections to offshore workers if they sustain injuries caused by negligence. Before the Jones Act, offshore workers had limited options for recovery after an offshore accident. Now, a person can seek compensation for all damages if their accident was caused by the reckless behavior of another party.
  • What Can I Recover After an Oil Rig Explosion?

    Injured workers can pursue negligent parties for a variety of losses after an accident. Common damages workers can seek compensation for include lost wages, medical bills, the cost of future care, and more. Since every person’s situation is different, speaking with our firm can help you discover how much your case might be worth.
  • Should I Accept the Company’s Settlement Offer?

    In a perfect world, companies would do the right thing after an accident injures workers. When a company offers a settlement shortly after an accident, it might seem like they’re choosing to do the right thing. However, initial settlement offers are usually low, designed to get the company off the hook legally, and they don’t account for the full extent of a person’s damages. Speaking with our oil rig explosion lawyers will help you decide if you should accept a settlement offer.
  • When Should I Call an Oil Rig Explosion Lawyer?

    As soon as possible. While your employer might send you to their doctors after an explosion, remember that they work in the interest of the company and may downplay your injuries. In extreme cases, they might even attempt to limit your medical care and encourage you to waive your right to file a lawsuit. Our team is standing by to make sure this doesn’t happen to you. We can fight to protect your interests and get you the medical care that you deserve.
  • What Causes Oil Rig Explosions?

    While companies might try to blame oil rig explosions on bad luck or workers, the fault is usually on them. Explosions happen because of relaxed safety standards, inadequate maintenance, and a company’s desire to save money by cutting corners. No worker should be forced to take the blame of an oil rig explosion caused by their employer. Rather, they might be entitled to compensation for damages caused by the accident.

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