Offshore Injury Attorney
Nationwide Representation for Maritime Injury Claims
Regardless of whether you are a seaman, longshoreman, harbor worker or shipyard worker, you have specific legal rights and may be entitled to benefits when you are injured or fall ill while employed in a maritime-related job. The same applies if you were taken hostage and injured in a pirate attack. These rights and benefits are provided to you under maritime law, a complex set of federal rules and statutes. These laws govern how much compensation you and your family may be entitled to. Depending on which laws apply, you may be entitled to money for your medical bills, lost wages, living expenses, as well as your mortgage, utilities, food and transportation.
At Arnold & Itkin LLP, we have the experience and track record to represent you in your maritime injury case. We represent clients throughout the United States who have been injured and are in need of experienced legal counsel from a skilled offshore injury attorney. We have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for our clients and are ready to see how we can assist you.
Our lawyers understand the complexities and legalities of maritime law and have a successful track record of verdicts and settlements. Our goal is ensure you get the full compensation you deserve, as quickly as possible. We have the know-how to handle offshore injury claims at port cities along the Gulf Coast in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama and represent clients throughout the nation.
An offshore injury may be described as an injury experienced by a maritime worker while he or she is working at sea. These injuries may occur as the result of an accident, or a worker may fall ill after continued exposure to benzene or other toxins. An offshore injury may range from relatively minor to debilitating or life-threatening. Because of the exorbitant medical costs and financial losses that may arise from these injuries, it is important to determine what right an injured seaman may have to financial compensation in the wake of an injury. Seamen have particular legal remedies that may be available to them after a serious accident, injury or illness. These may be covered under the Jones Act, Longshore Act or various other areas of maritime law. At our offshore injury law firm, our primary mission is to protect the rights of seamen in order to help them seek and recover the fair compensation to which they are entitled by law. Click here to read more about offshore injuries.
Protecting Your Rights under Maritime Law & the Jones Act
If you are a maritime worker or seaman who has suffered an offshore injury while working as crew of a tanker, tug, barge, trawler, jack-up rig, semi-submersible rig, mobile offshore drilling rig or other maritime vessel, you have rights under the Jones Act and other maritime laws. It is critical that you contact an offshore injury lawyer for help. Though you have rights under these laws, it can be difficult to obtain fair treatment and full compensation without an attorney to guide and protect you.
We know how critical it is for you to cover medical expenses and to care for your family in the unfortunate event that you are injured or become ill while serving as a seaman or longshoreman. Our attorneys are hardworking and passionate about helping clients. We know how to win in the courtroom and how to represent our clients' best interests in reaching a negotiated settlement. Because we have extensive experience in this field and considerable resources at our disposal to build compelling cases on each client's behalf, we are able to take whatever course of action is best suited to a client's needs.
In 2006, H Texas magazine named Maritime Attorneys, Arnold & Itkin LLP as Top Lawyers for the People saying, "Arnold & Itkin LLP quickly assesses the strengths and weaknesses of each case and then makes strategic decisions about how to win." We are aggressive, skilled and experienced, and we work hard to maximize our clients' recoveries. Our hard work allows us to go to trial with confidence in our ability to win. We have handled cases in more than 30 states and have tried more than 50 cases in the last four years alone.
Jones Act Attorneys: Informative Videos about Offshore & Maritime Injuries
We have put together a number of informative videos that relate to the Jones Act, Maritime Law & offshore injuries. You can watch our maritime injury attorneys discuss topics that may be relevant to your particular concerns. All you have to do is visit our Offshore Injury Video Center.