Offshore industry jobs are among the most dangerous around the world, and yet very little is done to protect the rights and health of the people working in this field. For this reason, we at Arnold & Itkin are dedicated to helping clients who are victims of wrongful injury obtain the compensation that they truly deserve for their injury.
Settlement Reached for Injured Offshore Worker
Attorney Cory Itkin has recently helped a client recover a sizeable settlement of $1,650,000 as a result of their pain and suffering from an offshore accident. The plaintiff was working on an offshore platform when the incident occurred as he was seeking to close a value. The valve failed, however, causing pressure to release. This pressure caused him to fall and land on a scaffolding down below. The victim suffered from serious neck injuries that required surgery.
Defendants Attempt to Point the Finger
Unfortunately, the defendants on the case alleged that the victim lied about the extent of his injuries and the fact that he required surgery. They sought to claim the injury was his own fault after he continued working on the valve while knowing that it was broken. Despite their efforts to point the finger off of themselves, Cory Itkin was able to argue that the plaintiff was in fact the victim and the defendants were the ones responsible. A $1.6 million settlement was reached. The case had been pending in the Southern District of Texas with the Honorable Nancy Atlas presiding.
If you or a loved one have been a victim of an offshore injury, please contact Arnold & Itkin today for a Houston offshore injury attorney you can count on. We will do whatever we can to fight for you!