We hope that getting their information interactively, rather than only reading about it, helps eliminate some of the fears they might have about making claims against their employers.
Houston, TX (PRWEB) June 25, 2011
The Houston maritime injury law firm of Arnold & Itkin LLP has launched an expanded website to help offshore workers on the Gulf Coast get compensated for injuries they have suffered while employed in a maritime job.
The website, http://www.jones-act-maritime-lawyer.com, will serve as a resource for the Gulf Coast’s seamen, longshoremen, harbor workers, shipyard workers and other maritime workers with questions about maritime law and their legal rights.
“We are thrilled to enrich our online capabilities for workers in the Gulf Coast’s maritime industry,” says Kurt Arnold, a Houston maritime accident attorney and partner of Arnold & Itkin, which has extensive experience handling maritime injury cases.
“Offshore work is a dangerous profession, and people deserve to have the most up-to-date information right at their fingertips,” he said.
The new website presents comprehensive material about maritime law in a modern, clean and user-friendly format. The law firm’s site now features:
- Expanded information of federal laws designed to protect offshore workers, including the Jones Act, Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act and the Death on the High Seas Act.
- Links to enhanced pages on maritime law that are broken down clearly by type of offshore worker, such as seamen, longshoremen, shipyard workers and harbor workers.
- Added video presentations explaining aspects of maritime law to visitors, including answers to frequently asked questions such as how injured Gulf Coast workers can determine whether they are eligible for compensation under various statutes.
The Gulf Coast maritime injury website also details Arnold & Itkin’s successes in representing clients.
“The video format is particularly exciting because it is a special way for injured victims and families to learn about the law,” Houston maritime injury lawyer and Arnold & Itkin partner Jason Itkin says.
“Offshore workers hire attorneys when they are feeling most vulnerable,” the Houston lawyer adds. “We hope that getting their information interactively, rather than only reading about it, helps eliminate some of the fears they might have about making claims against their employers.”
About Arnold & Itkin LLP
The Houston maritime accident lawyers at Arnold & Itkin LLP understand the complexities and legalities of maritime law and have a successful track record of verdicts and settlements in favor of maritime workers. The law firm provides legal guidance on all aspects of maritime law and the benefits offshore workers are entitled to under the Jones Act, the Death on the High Seas Act, the principle of maintenance and cure, or the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act.
Arnold & Itkin LLP handles maritime claims at port cities along the Gulf Coast in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. The firm can be contacted toll free at (866) 222-2606 or through its website.