The term seaman is used to define a person who is more or less permanently assigned to work on a vessel in navigation. The official titles of seamen include deckhand, assistant cook, second officer, marine rigger, supply officer, and many more. The jobs and tasks that seamen perform every day have the potential to be hazardous because of the heavy machinery onboard and the unruly nature of the open waters. For this reason, it is important for seamen to be aware of the laws that were created to protect them in the case of injury.
Maritime Law & Seamen Injuries
You may be unaware of the high number of offshore injuries that occur every year on board vessels such as tug boats, crew boats, and supply boats. Maritime workers throughout the Gulf of Mexico and on the high seas are subject to offshore accidents that can negate their ability to work and earn a living. Far too often, injured seamen are left with high medical bills without a primary source of income to pay them. At Arnold & Itkin LLP, our lawyers are passionate about helping offshore workers claim the rights available to them under maritime law.
A knowledgeable offshore injury attorney from our firm can provide you with insightful legal counsel to help you recover from your accident physically, financially, and emotionally. Our experience with helping injured seamen has given us a comprehensive look into what it takes to fully recover from serious injuries, especially ones requiring long term rehabilitation. With the help of our legal team, you can file an injury claim for your accident and seek protection under the Jones Act.
Help for Injured Seamen
There are long-term costs associated with a serious offshore injury in addition to immediate pain and suffering. Hospitalization, long term rehabilitation, in-home care, medication, emotional counseling, vocation rehabilitation, and future physical or emotional health complications are a few of the continuing costs that may plague an injured seamen and his family. A personal injury attorney from our firm has helped countless clients with life-changing injuries that must live everyday with ongoing costs.
We understand the importance of every injury claim and how our work directly impacts the future of our clients. Armed with this mindset, our firm is dedicated to recovering the maximum amount of compensation available for each injury case that we take on. If you have been seriously injured working on an offshore vessel, seek help from an experienced lawyer right away. We will give you honest answers to your tough questions and exceptional legal support when you choose our firm to handle your case.