Recently, three attorneys from Arnold & Itkin LLP partnered together on a case for an injured seaman who is protected under the Jones Act. The case is pending in Harris County, Texas. Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Kyle Findley, and another attorney from Arnold & Itkin are all fighting for a plaintiff who was employed by Oceaneering at the time of his accident. The worker was standing on his rig when a co-worker failed to tie off a ladder properly. The ladder fell from its elevated position and struck the plaintiff, injuring his low back and shoulder. As a result of the injuries, it has been difficult for this plaintiff to return to work.
He is now exercising his rights under the Jones Act in order to get offshore injury compensation. The Jones Act was created to make sure that any seaman who suffers personal injury or illness because of unseaworthiness or negligence during their employment on an offshore vessel gets the proper amount of compensation for his or her injury. The Jones Act settlements are normally greater than those that are received from workers' compensation claims. This is because the Jones Act covers a wide variety of different accidents and also normally results in higher dollar amount settlements.
Don't hesitate to contact Arnold & Itkin today if you were harmed in an offshore injury situation and want to utilize the Jones Act to ensure that you get the compensation you deserve. The attorneys at Arnold & Itkin have been able to win hundreds of millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts. The firm is dedicated to protecting the rights of those who choose a career offshore, so talk to them about your Jones Act case today!