Port Arthur Maritime Lawyers
From Deepwater Horizon to the El Faro Sinking, Our Team Has Been There to Stand Up for Offshore Workers. No Matter What.
Working offshore is full of challenges, but it’s also rewarding. While this industry is inherently dangerous, the hazards associated with maritime work are known and employers have a responsibility—both legally and morally—to prevent accidents from happening. This means implementing the right safety standards, never pushing crews too far, and always making sure vessels and equipment are maintained.
Maritime workers may be at risk of suffering from:
- Falls overboard
- Slip and fall accidents on deck
- Falls from heights
- Equipment malfunction
- Fires and explosions
- Chemical burns
- Loading and docking accidents
- Heavy machinery accidents
When employers fail to protect their workers out at sea, our Port Arthur maritime lawyers are ready to hold them accountable. When the crew of the Deepwater Horizon needed help, we stood up to some of the most powerful offshore companies to make sure they got it. When families were grieving after their loved ones were killed on the El Faro, we refused to let the company escape accountability. Now, we’re ready to show you how we can help you fight for the better future you deserve after suffering so much.
Call our Port Arthur maritime lawyers today at (888) 493-1629 for a free consultation. If we take your case, you’ll only pay us if we secure results for you.
When Maritime Workers Need Help, They Deserve Arnold & Itkin LLP
At Arnold & Itkin, we’ve earned a reputation for getting the results that offshore workers need, no matter how difficult the challenge. As experienced maritime lawyers, we’re prepared to handle the complexities of cases involving offshore accidents and large companies. Since we’re committed to helping our clients rebuild, we never back down from the fight.
A few of our notable maritime cases include:
- We represented over one-third of the Deepwater Horizon crew and secured the results they needed after surviving one of the worst maritime disasters in U.S. history
- Our team represented three widows who lost their husbands after the El Faro was recklessly sent into a storm and sunk.
- We secured $29 million for a family grieving the loss of a loved one after an offshore accident—the largest known settlement for a maritime wrongful death.
- When a worker was injured on an inland barge, we secured a $14 million Jones Act settlement on their behalf just two days before trial was supposed to begin.
- We’ve recovered hundreds of settlements and verdicts of $1 million or more for injured seamen, their families, and people who’ve lost a loved one out at sea.
Injuries sustained by offshore workers are often more than scrapes and bruises that will heal in days. They often require extensive medical treatment, are incredibly painful, and frequently mean the person who has them won’t be able to work as the once did. At Arnold & Itkin LLP, our mission is to make sure injured workers have the compensation they need from the parties that caused them to lose so much.
Fighting for what’s right means helping people rebuild their lives. That’s exactly what makes every case personal to us. We’re ready for the challenge because offshore workers deserve a team that will be no matter what.
Port Arthur Maritime Injury FAQ
What Steps Should I Follow After a Maritime Injury?
Injured workers should first seek medical treatment. Importantly, a person has the right to choose the right to choose their doctor. If your company sends you to their doctor, be cautious about what you say to them as they might not have your best interests in mind.
Next, you should report the accident to your company or manager if they don’t know what happened. If possible, take photos of your injuries, the scene of the accident, and anything else that contributed to your injuries. Finally, never admit fault or accept a settlement before speaking with a lawyer. Often, workers blame themselves for accidents. Yet, they’re usually not to blame for them.
What Do Maritime Lawyers Help With?
A maritime lawyer should be focused on helping an injured party or the family of a person who passed away secure the financial security they need to overcome the challenges of their situation. This includes getting compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain, suffering, funeral expenses, and any other type of damage caused by an offshore accident.
Ultimately, maritime injury lawyers are focused on being the advocates that injured workers and their families need during the most difficult moments of their lives.
Is Hiring an Attorney with Maritime Law Experience Important?
Yes, hiring a lawyer familiar with maritime law is important. Offshore laws are unique and come from decades or, in some cases, centuries of history. At Arnold & Itkin, you’re getting a team that has extensive maritime experience, cares about clients, and has a history of significant results. Our results have happened thanks to our commitment to clients, and you can be certain that your case will receive this same level of commitment if we take it on.
Get Help from a Port Arthur Maritime Law Firm Recognized for Results
Maritime law isn’t simple. After an accident, applying it can be difficult because the companies involved with one are often powerful, wealthy, and have an army of lawyers ready to make excuses for what happened. Our firm has the resources to stand up against these tactics. Importantly, we also have the fight to never give up—even when the other side is doing everything it can to escape responsibility.
We’ve handled cases involving significant maritime laws including:
We’ve even fought the attempts of ship owners that try to use the Limitation of Liability Act to protect their interests at the cost of grieving families. In short, we’ve seen the other side’s tactics, we know how to fight them, and we’re ready to help you today.
Call us today at (888) 493-1629 for a free consultation with our Port Arthur maritime law firm to find out how we can fight for the recovery that you need to rebuild your life.