Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Caj Boatright, and another attorney from Arnold & Itkin teamed up together to help an injured Jones Act seaman after he suffered severe back injuries. This case was particularly difficult because the seaman had already injured his back in previous years and undergone surgery to assist in his recovery. This was prior to this next accident, which occurred while the worker was on the job. The worker then claimed that he suffered another subsequent injury as a direct result of the back injury he obtained while on the job. This complicated Jones Act claim was hard to prove, but the attorneys at Arnold & Itkin LLP pulled out all the stops to prove liability.
Arnold & Itkin Gain Settlement in Offshore Back Injury Claim
Arnold & Itkin had to take a number of medical dispositions and work to prove that the worker truly did suffer his second injury as a result of the back injury that occurred when offshore. Arnold & Itkin also had to prove that the back injuries were independent of the prior injury that required surgery in earlier years. Despite all of these complications, Arnold & Itkin LLP managed to settle the case a week before trial, granting the plaintiff an impressive $1,450,000 settlement to aid him in his recovery.
Hire Arnold & Itkin LLP to Help with Your Offshore Injury Case
If you have suffered a back injury while working offshore, you may be able to file a Jones Act claim. The skilled personal injury attorneys at Arnold & Itkin LLP handle many offshore injury claims, and may be able to effectively argue for compensation on your behalf. Hire the firm to work toward a satisfactory settlement that can cover your medical bills, loss of wages during recovery, and punitive damages. Call Arnold & Itkin LLP today to get started!