$171 Million Settlement Negotiated for Catastrophic Accident
Arnold & Itkin achieved a massive settlement for the victims of a huge plant explosion—one of the largest settlements of its kind.
Years ago, a plant explosion killed multiple workers and caused severe
injuries to many more. While other law firms turned down the case, Our
legal team took up the cause for these injured workers. After years of
preparation, hundreds of depositions, numerous motions successfully defeated,
and multiple appeals, our team ended up securing one the largest settlements
for a catastrophic event in history.
Ambulance Accident Victim Wins $117 Million
The attorneys at Arnold & Itkin were able to successfully see this case to a verdict for their injured client.
Arnold & Itkin LLP took on the case of a woman who was injured back in 2010. The woman was pregnant at the time and started experiencing severe stomach pains. The woman called an ambulance to take her to the emergency room. Acadian Ambulance showed up shortly after to transport her. Little did the woman know that the driver of her ambulance had a poor driving record as well as bad eye sight. On their way to the hospital, the driver dropped his RSI device on the ground and proceeded to pick it up. He took his eyes completely off of the road to grab it and while he was doing so, drove directly into the back of a sugar cane truck. The woman's spine was severed in the accident and also suffered severe brain trauma. She will never be able to fully recover and is bound to a wheel chair for the remainder of her life.
At the time the verdict was reached, the woman had already been forced to pay medical bills over $1.4 million. Over the course of the woman's future, this would total to about $30 million. Also a tragic component to the accident, the woman's unborn child was born prematurely. Although she was delivered healthy, doctors are concerned that she may suffer health side effects as a result of the premature birth. Since the mother has no capacity to care for her daughter or the daughter that she had prior to the accident, they both have to live with their grandmother. The attorneys at Arnold & Itkin petitioned that the victim as well as her two daughters deserved compensation for this gross act of negligence. When the verdict was reached, she was awarded $117 million.
$110 Million Recovered in Defective Product Case
Our firm helped recover $110 million on behalf of individuals who suffered from the use of dangerous product.
Arnold & Itkin’s legal team represented individuals who had been
harmed by the use of dangerous, defective products. We achieved a record
settlement on their behalf, recovering $110 million.
$105 Million Recovered for Victims of Defective Products
After suffering from defective products, the victims turned to our firm. We helped obtain $105 million on their behalf.
At our firm, we are proud to announce that we recently achieved a record
settlement on behalf of clients who had suffered from the use of dangerous,
defective products. In the end, we recovered $105 million.
$97 Million Settlement Reached for Hurt Refinery Workers
Arnold & Itkin LLP represented refinery workers who suffered serious burns while on the job. In the end, we were able to help achieve a $97 million settlement on their behalves.
Attorneys Jason Itkin, Kurt Arnold, and Ryan MacLeod reached a $97 million
settlement for workers who were seriously injured in a refinery fire.
The employers were initially unwilling to pay proper compensation. However,
Arnold & Itkin took them on to hold them accountable. Our firm’s
tenacity in the face of this injustice allowed our clients to pay for
medical treatments and to be financially secure in the future. The cases
settled shortly before trial.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $39,419,325.32.
$87 Million Settlement Reached for Young Refinery Worker
The pursuit of justice led Arnold & Itkin to secure a multi-million dollar settlement for their client. Attorneys Jason Itkin, Kurt Arnold, and Ryan MacLeod represented the young worker.
An Arnold & Itkin team of attorneys was able to secure an $87 million
settlement for a young refinery worker. Attorneys Jason Itkin, Kurt Arnold,
and Ryan MacLeod fought for a man who sustained life-altering burns while
on the job. His employers were initially unwilling to negotiate with Arnold
& Itkin, claiming that the man was responsible for the wounds he received.
However, we were able to show that the corporations were liable for the
suffering our client endured. In the end, the companies took responsibility
for their actions and paid for their negligence. As a result, the client
and his family no longer have to worry about the medical bills that were
forced upon them. Our firm hopes that this story deters companies from
endangering their workers in the future.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $35,326,920.07.
$76.6 Million Awarded to Boy Who Grew Female Breasts from Risperdal
Arnold & Itkin obtained the largest single verdict in a Risperdal-Gynecomastia case—$76.6 million. We are honored to have helped our client recover this amount!
A young boy who had developed female breasts as a result of taking Risperdal—a
drug manufactured by Johnson & Johnson and Janssen Pharmaceuticals—was
awarded a $76.6 million jury verdict. Represented by Attorneys Jason Itkin
and Kyle Findley of Arnold & Itkin, with help from Santana McMurrey
and Cory Itkin, the client was able to successfully hold Johnson &
Johnson and Janssen Pharmaceuticals accountable for their failure to disclose
the drug’s harmful side effects.
Once the boy’s family sued Johnson & Johnson for his symptoms
related to Risperdal—an anti-psychotic medication—Johnson
& Johnson maintained that the boy remained on the drug after knowing
about the side effects, that this drug was the only one that worked, and
that the drug did not have any ties to gynecomastia in young males. Through
cross-examination, evidence that became known as “Tab 4,”
showed that there was scientific data evidencing a link between Risperdal
and gynecomastia. Furthermore, it was evidenced that Johnson & Johnson
kept this information secret from scientific published studies, the FDA,
At the end of the 11-day trial, the jury awarded Arnold & Itkin’s
client $76.6 million after unanimously finding Johnson & Johnson and
Janssen Pharmaceuticals to be guilty of failing to warn consumers against
the dangerous side effects of the drug. This verdict is the largest single
verdict in a Risperdal-Gynecomastia case.
$72 Million Recovery for Injured Worker
Our firm has obtained a record settlement for a worker who lost his arm in a tragic accident.
Jason Itkin, Cory Itkin, and Kurt Arnold are pleased that they were able
to resolve a case for an injured worker for $72 million. The worker lost
his arm and suffered other injuries in a terrible oil field accident.
Arnold & Itkin LLP was able to resolve the case in less than two years
and one week before trial. It is believed that the settlement is a record
victory. The settlement funds will ensure that the injured client will
have the best medical care possible for the rest of his life. The responsible
companies made several changes to its procedures to ensure that this type
of tragedy does not happen again.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $29,340,369.87.
$44 Million Jury Verdict Won for Injured Worker
Arnold & Itkin is proud to announce that we secured a $44 million verdict on behalf of a construction superintendent who had to have his leg amputated after a workplace accident. This was the largest amputee verdict in the country.
After stepping in to provide incisive advocacy for an injured construction
superintendent, Arnold & Itkin is excited to announce that we have
won an impressive $44 million verdict on his behalf. We know this compensation
will help the man navigate his future as he works to cope with the amputation
of his leg, as well as other physical and emotional damages.
The man had to have his leg amputated above the knee after being crushed
in a serious crane accident. This tragic situation was caused by a site
superintendent’s blatant safety violations. After the defendants
failed to provide a reasonable settlement, Attorney Kurt Arnold took them
to court, winning our client fair compensation for his injuries and suffering.
This case was listed #43 in The National Law Journal's Top 100 Verdicts of 2015.
Wronged Client Receives $41 Million in Verdict
Attorneys at Arnold & Itkin recovered more than $41 million for a client in one of the firm’s largest verdicts for being cut out of a business acquisition deal.
Richard Foreman, a Houston investor, was aiming to acquire one of Hawaii's biggest lumber suppliers, Honsador Lumber Corporation, when that plan was intentionally interfered with by Key Principal Partners LLC and its parent company Key Corporation. A jury found them guilty of breaching their fiduciary duties and interfering as well as violating Hawaii's unfair competition statute. A $41 million verdict was won on behalf of Foreman. To read more about this trial, refer to the Houston Business Journal.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $11,906,014.00.
$39.7 Million Verdict Won for Burn Injury Victim
Attorneys Kyle Findley, Kala Sellers, and Adam Lewis recovered a $39.7 million verdict on behalf of a worker who was severely injured in a dust fire and explosion at a Texas plywood plant.
On April 26, 2014, a dust collection system, along with its related safety
systems, failed—leaving the baghouse of a Georgia-Pacific plywood
plant in Corrigan, TX vulnerable. When a fire ignited in the system, sparks
were sent through the ductwork, which the system failed to prevent from
entering the baghouse. An explosion and deflagration occurred, resulting
in a fire that engulfed our client who had been unknowingly standing nearby.
Our client suffered significant burn injuries in the blast; however, despite
the severity of his injuries, he worked to alert emergency services. He
was later transported to a Tier 1 burn unit in Houston, TX via life flight
helicopter—but only after he had confirmed that his co-workers had
been sent for treatment. At the time of the trial, he had already undergone
seven surgical procedures. He is projected to receive many more.
Attorneys Kyle Findley, Kala Sellers, and Adam Lewis took on the case and
fought to ensure that our client was properly compensated. We took the
case to trial, which lasted over a three week period. During that time,
our legal team fought to prove that the dust collection system, which
had been designed by Aircon, Inc., was unsafe and therefore failed to
meet industry standards. We also argued that the fire prevention system,
which had been designed and supplied by GreCon, Inc. had been installed
in an unsafe location.
After deliberating, the jury found that both of the defendants were negligent
for an unsafe design, as well as failing to warn the plant of the associated
hazards. Our client was awarded damages for medical expenses, loss of
earning capacity, disfigurement, physical impairment, physical pain, and
$29 Million Recovered for Single Family
The offshore injury lawyers from our firm worked together to recover a record settlement in a recent case.
Arnold & Itkin attorneys teamed up recently to help a single family
who lost a loved one. The case involved a death that occurred offshore,
and we were successful in recovering a record-setting $29M settlement.
$28 Million Settlement Secured
Our injury firm settled a massive case for our clients in a confidential resolution.
Arnold & Itkin LLP has secured the future for our client with a life-changing
case result. Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Jason Itkin, Noah Wexler, and Caj
Boatright obtained a $28 million settlement as the result of a confidential
case resolution. Our firm is pleased with the result because we know it
will go toward providing our client with lifelong stability.
$18.5 Million Jury Verdict Granted in Second Williams Geismar Trial
Thanks to the representation of Arnold & Itkin, 4 workers who were injured in the 2013 Geismar explosion receive a substantial verdict.
The jury in our second trial against Williams Companies, Inc. on behalf
of our injured clients handed down a verdict of $18.5 million—a
collective number accounting for the compensation our four clients received.
Our clients were represented by Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Kyle Findley, and
Kala Sellers, three of the many dedicated and passionate attorneys on
our team. In total, we have won over $30 million in compensation in just
two trials against those responsible for our clients’ injuries sustained
from the Geismar explosion, and we will persist in earning more victims
these kinds of verdicts. In this particular case, we were able to also
prove fault in Sabic Petrochemical, a part owner of the plant at the time
of the explosion. Our team will continue to investigate parties responsible
and hold them accountable for our clients who have wrongfully suffered
depilating injury in this horrific event.
$15.4 Million Jury Verdict Won for Injured Workers from 2013 Williams Olefins Explosion
Our team secured a massive verdict for workers who were injured in a devastating explosion caused by negligence.
In a powerful victory for our clients, Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Kyle Findley,
and Kala Sellers won a verdict of $15,458,434.32 for our four clients,
all of whom were injured while working at a Williams Olefins plant in
Geismar. The plant was undergoing a $400 million expansion project, but
operations at the plant continued—despite numerous sources agreeing
that this would be incredibly risky and dangerous for the plant workers.
Rather than shut the plant down for a few months, the CEO and board of
directors ignored the safety recommendation and ordered operations to continue.
During the expansion project, a reboiler over-pressurized and exploded.
The blast could be seen for miles, and it injured our clients—4
workers who had to run for their lives and suffered physical and psychological
damage as a result. The parent company for the plant, Williams Companies,
Inc., blamed the incident on the holding company, Williams Olefins LLC.
Shifting the blame would limit their responsibility for the incident,
which would also limit the compensation that could be sought against them.
Our attorneys, who have vast experience with plant operations, sorted
through hundreds of thousands of documents to find that the pressure relief
valve on the reboiler was not opened.
Our attorneys found that numerous audits and safety warnings were issued
regarding the unopened valve, but the necessary repair was never made.
We also found evidence that demonstrated that the Defendants had “substantial
certainty” that an explosion would occur without repair. This certainty
helped our clients seek compensation beyond the limits imposed by workers’
compensation. Our firm also demonstrated that Williams Companies, Inc.
had control over plant operations and were the true employers of the plant’s
managers and workers.
During three weeks of trial, the Defendants attempted to shield themselves
with the statutory employer defense. They placed the blame on Williams
Olefins LLC, but the jury saw through their maneuver. In the end, the
Plaintiffs received an award judgment in their favor.
The jury placed the vast majority of the blame (95%) at the feet of Williams
Companies, Inc. Just 3% was placed with Williams Olefins LLC, but both
were found to have “substantial certainty” about the incident.
More importantly, the jury found that the plant managers were actually
employees of Williams Companies, not Williams Olefins LLC—which
soundly defeated their defense strategy.
Ultimately, our clients received the compensation they needed to recover.
Our clients won four separate awards for $9.4 million, $3.6 million, $360,000,
and $205,000. They have all received the support they need to heal physically
and emotionally, giving them the fresh start they need. The total award
included both the initial judgment ($13,679,933.53) with pre-judgment
interest added to it as well ($1,778,409.79).
Arnold & Itkin is proud to have helped these men get the compensation
they needed. We are also proud to be representing nearly 100 workers in
upcoming trials alongside Clayton, Fruge, and Ward. The case was filed
in Iberville Parish, Louisiana, and was presided over by the Honorable
Jones Act Seaman Case Settles for $14 Million Before Trial
Attorneys at Arnold & Itkin secured $14 million for their client who sustained serious head injuries on barge.
A seaman sustained serious head injuries after being struck on the head by a three-foot pipe. The incident took place in Lake Washington, Louisiana on the inland barge Hercules 15. The pipe had been tack welded to the derrick but was not removed again before drilling operations resumed. The pipe was jarred loose at which point it hit the Plaintiff on the head. The case was filed in the Galveston County Court in March of 2008, and although the trial was scheduled for February 2, 2009, the entire case settled for $14 million just two days prior.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $5,894,230.17.
Arnold & Itkin Reach $13.75M Settlement for Injured Client
Kurt Arnold & Jason Itkin are pleased to share that they have obtain a sizable settlement on behalf of their client and his family after he was injured on an industrial plant.
Arnold & Itkin attorneys did whatever they could in order to help their client after being injured on a plant site. As a result, they were able to reach a settlement with the responsible party for $13.75 million. Kurt and Jason put forward the necessary efforts to help this family and in just nine months following the accident, the agreement was made. With this settlement the victim and his family will be cared for the rest of their lives.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $5,635,658.33.
Client Gains $12.75 Million With Help from Arnold & Itkin
After suffering a serious injury, attorneys at Arnold & Itkin LLP were able to partner with a client to achieve a $12.75 million settlement.
Arnold & Itkin LLP are focused on achieving the best possible results for their clients. Recently, one of their clients was thrilled when he received a $12.75 million settlement. The unfortunate victim suffered serious injuries at his workplace. Now, he will never have to return to his job because of the high settlement. He was also able to receive the best possible medical care to ensure a more comfortable recovery.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $5,247,097.53.
$12.6 Million Settlement Obtained for Injured Industrial Worker
Arnold & Itkin secured a multi-million dollar settlement for a man who lost both of his legs while working on Thanksgiving weekend in 2014.
Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Kyle Findley, and Adam Lewis negotiated a settlement
of $12,600,000 on behalf of a grievously injured plant worker. While working
over Thanksgiving weekend in 2014, a serious but preventable accident
cost our client the use of his legs. During the trial process, his employers
denied responsibility again and again. In the end, they filed more than
5 appeals to slow down the case. Our team pushed ahead and conducted more
than 30 depositions, gathering evidence that proved their negligence.
Just before trial was set to begin, the company finally did the right
thing. Arnold & Itkin is proud to have secured the stability and bright
future our client and his family deserves.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $6,479,852.01.
$12.5 Million Award for Victims of Major Oil Spill
An award of $12.5 million was obtained by the team at Arnold & Itkin to cover the economic losses suffered by victims of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
Victims of the tragic Deepwater Horizon oil spill benefited from the representation
of Kurt Arnold and Noah Wexler at Arnold & Itkin. The team navigated
the complex case and resolved the legal and administrative dilemmas that
arose. As a result, they obtained substantial compensation on behalf of
the victims to cover the economic damages suffered.
$12 Million Settlement for Hurt Plant Worker
Arnold & Itkin has recently recovered $12 million on behalf of a plant worker burned while on the job.
The attorneys of Arnold & Itkin are pleased to announce their success
in a recent case on behalf of an injured plant worker. Our client had
been working at a refinery when a safety valve failed; he subsequently
suffered severe burns. Attorneys Jason Itkin, Kurt Arnold, and Cory Itkin
took on the case and were successful in achieving a favorable settlement
just two weeks before the trial was scheduled to begin. Through their
efforts, the client is now able to receive the medical attention he needs
and enjoy a secure financial future.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $4,314,677.50.
$12 Million Settlement Obtained for Injured Truck Driver
Arnold & Itkin secured a massive settlement for a truck driver who suffered a stroke while unloading heavy cargo—causing him severe and permanent injuries.
Attorney Cory Itkin has secured a sizable $12 million settlement for our
client—every penny of which will be needed to care for his permanent
disabilities. Our client was working as a truck driver when, while unloading
cargo, he suffered a massive stroke. As a result, the heavy cargo he was
unloading fell on him, causing further injury. The defendants attempted
to blame his injuries on being overweight and unloading the cargo improperly,
but Cory cut through their arguments quickly. The defendants were finally
left with no choice but to settle. Our team is thrilled that our client
will receive the medical care and financial stability he deserves for
the rest of his life.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $5,102,160.96.
$11.75M Recovered by Arnold & Itkin for Injured Worker
The team at Arnold & Itkin was able to recover a sizeable settlement on behalf of an injured worker for $11.75 million after he was hurt on the job.
Attorneys Kurt Arnold & Jason Itkin were recently able to reach a confidential settlement with the company responsible for the injury of their client who was hurt while working on a plant turnaround. These injuries occurred as a direct result of the plants failure to disclose the hidden risks that were on the site, therefore leaving the plaintiff and his coworker's susceptible to accidents and subsequent injuries. Arnold & Itkin was able to recover $11.75M after the family hired them on behalf of their injured loved one. The settlement was reached within a year of the initial injury.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $4,867,573.90.
Arnold & Itkin Attorney Wins $11.6 Million Verdict
Kurt Arnold secured $11.6 million on behalf of a client who suffered an industrial injury.
This Houston, Texas case involved a worker who underwent severe injuries which resulted in the loss of the majority of sight in one eye. It only took the jury a day and a half to deliberate and find that the defendant was liable for the designing of faulty equipment which led to the injury. The attorneys of Arnold & Itkin were able to restore $11.6 million to their client.
Arnold & Itkin Obtain $11.5 for Injured Offshore Worker
An injured offshore worker sought the help of Arnold & Itkin attorneys who retrieved an $11.5 million settlement for him.
Arnold & Itkin attorneys Kurt Arnold, Jason Itkin and Cory Itkin took on the case of an injured offshore worker who sustained both physical and psychological injuries. They successfully represented him and obtained an $11.5 million settlement on his behalf. The money is going toward his injuries and continued care.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $3,795,000.00.
Union Pacific Held Responsible for $10.9 Million
After a young girl was injured and her mother killed, Arnold & Itkin filed a suit against Union Pacific and was able to recover $10.9 million in damages.
Arnold & Itkin LLP lawyers Kurt Arnold and Jason Itkin won a verdict on behalf of a Louisiana family who suffered a tragic loss. The mother of four was killed and five-year-old daughter paralyzed after a crossing accident that plaintiffs stated would never have happened if the proper warning devices had been installed. The crossing was only protected by street signs at the time of the accident. Over the previous seven years, four injuries and two deaths occurred at the same crossing due to the same cause. The jury found the crossing to be hazardous and Judge Sanderson ruled that Union Pacific should have had the crossing better protected.
$10 Million Settlement Achieved for Truck Accident Victim’s Family
Arnold & Itkin aggressively fought for compensation for our clients, who lost their father in a collision with an 18-wheeler.
Tragic accidents impact families emotionally, psychologically, and financially,
causing ripples that will affect them for the rest of their lives. Arnold
& Itkin is proud to have helped a family in such a situation. Our
clients lost their father and provider when a truck driver executed a
reckless maneuver, causing a deadly collision. The family entrusted their
future to our hands. With such high stakes, Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Caj
Boatright, and Ces Tavares pursued the investigation aggressively and
motioned for an expedited trial date. We pressured the trucking company
into facing us in court, forcing them to settle with our clients for $10
million. No amount of money can replace a father, but this settlement
will ensure that our clients will have financial stability for the rest
of their lives. Arnold & Itkin is honored to have helped our clients
get justice and the financial support they needed.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $4,651,972.97.
$10M Recovered for Family of People Killed in Major Accident
Attorneys Jason Itkin and Noah Wexler reached an eight figure settlement on behalf of a family who lost two loved ones in a major motor vehicle accident that involved an 18-wheeler running a red light.
Our firm represented the family of two individuals who were killed after
an 18-wheeler ran a red light and crashed into their vehicle. Attorneys
Jason Itkin and Noah Wexler represented the family members during the
case and fought hard to hold the company responsible, ultimately reaching
an eight figure settlement.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $3,443,971.99.
$9.55M Recovered for Industrial Crane Victim
A $9,550,000 settlement was awarded to a client of Arnold & Itkin LLP. The crane accident that took the client’s leg was proven to be entirely the defendants fault.
A $9.55 million settlement was secured for an injured longshoreman by Jason
Itkin, Cory Itkin, and Bradford Hendrickson. This attorney team proved
that their client was guiltless in an accident that caused the amputation
of one of his legs. While on the job, the longshoreman became the sole
casualty of an industrial crane accident. The defendant blamed the worker
for being responsible for his own injuries, but Arnold & Itkin attorneys
knew otherwise. They took on the case and showed that their client acted
responsibly and was injured for no fault of his own. Once the defendant
saw the evidence collected by Arnold & Itkin, they decided to settle
the claim out of court. Here is the list of requests that the defendant
fulfilled through the settlement: $9.55 million awarded to client; an
official apology given to the longshoreman for his injuries; $500,000
paid for the client’s medical bills; and a safety award created
to honor the longshoreman and his dedication to the job. Arnold &
Itkin is satisfied to have recovered compensation for the injuries their
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $4,507,743.96.
$9.25 Million Award for Fire Victim
Arnold & Itkin fought for a family that lost a loved one in a fire. They received $9.25 million as a result of the firm’s representation.
Attorneys Jason Itkin & Noah Wexler were proud to represent a family
who lost their loved one to a disastrous fire. Although the defendants
contested liability and raised objections to try and defeat the family’s
claims, the firm overcame each defense. Prior to trial, the defendants
offered compensation and an award was given to the family.
$9 Million Settlement Achieved for Client
Before reaching out to Arnold & Itkin, our client had been trying to reach a settlement on their own for years. They then turned to our firm, and we were able to work out a $9 million settlement successfully.
Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Caj Boatright, Tara Arnold, and Adam Lewis represented
a client who’d been trying to work out a settlement for years on
their own. The last settlement offer they received had been for just over
$100,000. They turned to our firm for help, and we got to work for them.
We put together all of the evidence, took more than 30 depositions, and
prepared for trial. The defendant blinked and then paid $9 million.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $3,949,381.94.
Arnold & Itkin Team Secures $9,000,000 for Landowners
Louisiana landowners were represented by Kurt Arnold who brought suit against big oil companies attempting to clean out their property.
A settlement, valued at over $9 million, was reached on behalf of Louisiana landowners. Kurt Arnold was able to represent these men and women who brought suit against big oil companies bent on cleaning up their property. The land in question had been in these landowners' families for generations and the plaintiffs were concerned about contamination by oilfield operations. Arnold & Itkin attorneys were able to contact experts in the industry who determined the level of contamination that oil companies usually leave behind and they found it was typical for oil companies to refrain from cleaning up or remove their equipment after their operations were over. The lawsuit ended in a large settlement for the families of the landowners as well as full restoration of their properties by the oil companies.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $3,668,864.00.
Arnold & Itkin Obtain $9 Million Settlement in Plant Burn Case
The firm was able to successfully negotiate a $9,000,000 settlement on behalf of a worker who suffered serious injuries in a plant accident in Texas.
The legal team at Arnold & Itkin brought forward a strong case for
a Louisiana man who endured serious burns to his legs in a plant accident.
The incident occurred when he fell through an open hole at a plant in
Texas. Both the plant and the contractors working with the man knew about
the hole, yet failed to properly barricade it and provide a safe work
environment. Attorneys Kyle Findley and Kurt Arnold represented the injured
worker, negotiating a $9,000,000 settlement on his behalf. We are proud
to have secured compensation that will ensure he is taken care of for
the rest of his life.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $3,952,832.75.
$9 Million Recovered by Arnold & Itkin for Injured Oil Field Worker
When our client first came to us, he had been told by his initial attorney
that there was little chance of him recovering any compensation for his
injuries. At Arnold & Itkin, we don’t see cases this way. We
see a need for justice and that’s exactly what we achieved through
obtaining our client a $9,000,000 settlement. Attorneys Caj Boatright
and Kurt Arnold quickly dedicated their time and extensive legal knowledge
to investigating the oil field worker’s case. They charted and aggressive
course to figure out what exactly happened and who was liable and responsible
for his injuries. The duo utilized our firm’s substantial resources
to develop a strong case for trial, all while overcoming numerous legal
obstacles along the way. Our case encouraged the defendants to offer the
maximum settlement of $9 million—as well as lifetime medical benefits—to
our client. Arnold & Itkin is honored to have helped another individual
get the lifelong support needed to have a brighter future.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $3,889,660.53.
Attorneys from Arnold & Itkin Win $8.9M in Recent Case
Suffering untold injuries, Arnold & Itkin’s client now has his deserved compensation.
Renowned personal injury firm, Arnold & Itkin assembled a team of three
attorneys – Kurt Arnold, Kyle Findley, and Cory Itkin – to
seek damages for a client who was recently injured in an offshore drilling
accident. The team was able to prove fault in multiple parties aboard
the ship, and because the accident forced their client out of work and
in the hands of medical specialists, their client was owed a significant
sum. Thanks to their maritime legal knowledge, this client has a bright
future ahead of him.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $3,719,131.86.
$7.2 Million Recovered by Arnold & Itkin LLP
Arnold & Itkin attorneys secured more than $7 million for an injured Louisiana client.
A Louisiana oilfield worker suffered serious injuries, sustaining brain damage and memory loss, after falling off an offshore platform. The case dealt with complex legal issues regarding the number of defendants, volume of records, and the nature of the injuries themselves. The case went to trial in October of 2006 and was settled for $7.2 million. Out of that amount, more than $4 million went directly to the client while around $2.5 million was reserved for the net recovery which was invested in a fund for any of the client's future needs.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $3,193,002.00.
Injured Offshore Worker Gets $7.1 Million with Help of Arnold & Itkin
Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Jason Itkin and Cory Itkin helped obtain a $7.1 million settlement for their injured offshore worker client.
Arnold & Itkin attorneys took on the case of an offshore worker who sustained hernia and concussion injuries while performing his job duties. A settlement of $7.1 million was able to be obtained on his behalf because of the successful representation of Kurt Arnold, Jason Itkin and Cory Itkin.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $2,439,943.68.
$7 Million Recovered for Burn Injury Victims
Arnold & Itkin attorneys helped represent the rights of four individuals who were catastrophically injured after an accident at an oil refinery. We successfully recovered $7 million on their behalf.
Attorneys Jason Itkin, Cory Itkin, and Noah Wexler represented four clients
who had been catastrophically injured when an explosion occurred at an
oil refinery. The accident caused hot steam and coking material to cover
our clients after throwing them into a handrail. Our clients suffered
severe injuries, as well as burns to their face, head, back, legs, arms,
and more—even though they had been wearing protective gear at the
time of the incident. Our firm is proud to have reached a $7 million settlement
on our clients’ behalf.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $3,629,126.77.
$6.9 Million Settlement Negotiated for Family of Worker Killed Offshore
Arnold & Itkin has obtained a massive, multimillion-dollar settlement for our client, who lost a family member in an offshore incident.
Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Jason Itkin, Cory Itkin, and Ben Bireley achieved
a settlement for a family who lost a loved one in a tragic accident offshore.
Our clients were wrestling with the loss of their loved one—who
died due to negligence—when the defendant attempted to force them
to accept an extremely low settlement offer. Using tactics that involved
outdated and arcane maritime laws, the defendant hoped to get away with
a resolution for pennies on the dollar. Instead, our attorneys fought
back and obtained a settlement that was many times larger than the defendant’s
original offer. We’re proud to have secured our client’s future
stability, allowing them to move forward in peace.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $2,978,833.87.
$6.6 Million Settlement Negotiated for Widow & Family of Deceased Offshore Worker
Arnold & Itkin is proud to have successfully obtained a massive settlement for a grieving family who lost their loved one in an offshore accident.
The team at Arnold & Itkin has achieved a $6.6 million settlement for
the widow and family of an offshore worker. Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Jason
Itkin, Cory Itkin, and Ben Bireley represented the family of a man who
was killed in an incident offshore. When they contacted Arnold & Itkin,
they had just done an exhaustive search for every lawyer who was able
to represent their case. Upon getting the call, Kurt Arnold immediately
flew out to speak with them in person. Afterward, we quickly filed their
case to put pressure on the defendant, who was trying to get out of paying
a large settlement through outdated maritime laws. Thanks to our relentless
work, the defendant eventually offered our client a multimillion dollar
settlement—one that will ensure their lifelong financial security
while they grieve in peace.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $2,877,269.75.
$6.5 Million Reached for Two Men Exposed to Dangerous Chemicals
Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Caj Boatright, and Kala Sellers represented two contractors who were exposed to dangerous gas while working at a refinery. We negotiated a $6.5 million settlement.
Two contractors were severely injured after being exposed to dangerous
gas during work at a refinery plant. Despite the dangers of their exposure,
the plant owner refused to give them appropriate care in the hopes that
the incident would go unreported. The two men reached out to our firm
for help. Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Caj Boatright, and Kala Sellers represented
the two men. We helped them receive immediate medical care, where it was
determined that they had sustained severe injuries that required hospitalization.
We then went through an aggressive discovery process, taking more than
a dozen depositions and digging through all of the plant owner’s
documents. This helped us expose other similar incidents and a safety
culture problem at the company. We pushed for trial and reached a settlement
of $6.5 million just weeks before trial was set to begin.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $3,162,530.91.
$6.5 Million Settled for Injured Crew Member
Arnold & Itkin secured a seven-figure settlement for a worker who suffered irreparable harm due to unsafe working conditions.
Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Caj Boatright, Roland Christensen, and Kala Sellers
secured a settlement of $6,500,000 for a barge worker who was grievously
harmed while working off the Florida coast. While operating a winch in
an unsafe and poorly-maintained safety cage, the cable snapped and dropped
the winch hook onto his face. The impact required several surgeries to
treat. The scarring may never heal. When he called us, we immediately
investigated the incident, taking over 12 depositions, and revealed that
the barge company
knew their safety cage need repairs. WIth their negligence now a matter of
record, the company chose to settle with our client for what he needed
to recover. Arnold & Itkin is proud to have helped another offshore
worker get medical care and security for him and his family. We look forward
to the defendant reevaluating all safety cages to prevent this from ever
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $2,923,176.20.
$6.4 Million Settlement for Girl After Fatal Accident Kills Her Father
Arnold & Itkin was able to hold a company accountable for the death of a minor’s father. This resulted in a multi-million dollar settlement for the family who was left behind.
An explosion at a company’s workplace ended in the death of one its
workers. An Arnold & Itkin team of Caj Boatright, Kurt Arnold, and
Kala Seller was able to secure a $6,400,000 settlement for man’s
family who had lost their father. As Attorney Caj Boatright obtained 10
depositions in an aggressive pursuit of discovery, the defendants were
sure that they had nothing to do with the incident. However, Caj’s
persistence proved fruitful when he found evidence that the defendants
had prior knowledge that the man’s place of work might explode.
Despite this discovery, the defendants were still unwilling to take responsibility
for their negligence. In fact, it wasn’t until Kurt Arnold had picked
the jury that the responsible party became accountable for the wrong they
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $2,989,546.45.
$6.1 Million Settlement Negotiated for Wrongful Death of Offshore Worker
Arnold & Itkin obtained a multimillion-dollar settlement for our client despite an initial offer that was less than a tenth of the final result.
Our attorneys at Arnold & Itkin secured a $6.1 million settlement for
a woman whose husband died at sea. Shortly after his death, our client
was being relentlessly called and contacted by the defendants, government
officials, and other parties who weren’t looking out for her interests.
The defendants in particular offered a low-ball settlement that was nowhere
near what she deserved. The process wasn’t allowing her to grieve
or seek real counsel, so she reached out to Arnold & Itkin. Kurt Arnold
immediately flew out to meet with her in person and answer her questions.
We were honored to take on the case for her, and we immediately began
fighting back against the defendants’ tactics. As a result, our
team eventually negotiated a settlement that was 12 times the size of
the original offer. We are proud to have gotten justice for our client
and helped her secure her future in the face of tragedy.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $2,240,209.48.
$6.125 Million for Louisiana Family in Contamination Lawsuit
Arnold & Itkin helped a Louisiana family reach a settlement after concerns about contamination from big oil companies.
With the help of attorneys Kurt Arnold and Kyle Findley of Arnold &
Itkin, a Louisiana family was able to recover a large settlement from
oil companies who left pollution and debris on their properties. Our clients,
who had lived there for many generations, came to us seeking justice and
accountability from big oil companies. After hiring industry experts to
examine the property, it was determined that the oil companies failed
to follow standard procedures and did not properly contain these foreign
elements. Our lawsuit resulted in substantial compensation for the affected
families and required that the oil companies clean up the contamination
left on the land.
$5.9 Million in Settlement for Family of Deceased Southeast Texas Plant Worker
Kurt Arnold of Arnold & Itkin LLP was able to see that the family of a deceased plant worker got $5.9 in settlement.
While a man was performing his job duties at a Southeast Texas plant, his co-workers dropped a series of metal pipes on top of him. The impact of the pipes crushed him and he was taken to the hospital where he died weeks later. The widow of the man sought the help of Kurt Arnold who was able to successfully represent their case. It was compelled to arbitration because of a special arbitration clause in the employee’s work agreement. The case was settled for more than twelve times the amount of the special damages in the case.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $2,455,082.60.
$5 Million Confidential Settlement Issued to Arnold & Itkin Client Day Before Trial
A recent personal injury case was resolved in the form of a $5 million confidential settlement given by the Defendants the day before jury selection.
Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Jason Itkin, and Caj Boatright recently represented
a child in a personal injury suit. With the aggressiveness that Arnold
& Itkin is known for, only 14 months passed before the Defendants
issued a $5 million settlement to the client in lieu of enduring trial.
Arnold & Itkin is happy to have helped provide the necessary measures
for their client to recover from these injuries.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $1,462,346.70.
$4.97 Million Secured for Injured Industrial Worker
The team at Arnold & Itkin settled a case for $4.97 million on behalf of an industrial worker who suffered severe orthopaedic injuries.
After working construction and maintenance at a chemical plant, an injured
worker sustained severe orthopaedic injuries. Arnold & Itkin represented
the worker and was able to reach a settlement of $4.97 million with the
guilty parties. This amount ensures that our client will be cared for
both medically and financially moving forward.
$4.9 Million Won for Injured Driller
Arnold & Itkin won $4.9 million in a unanimous verdict in favor of an injured driller working for Diamond Offshore.
Arnold & Itkin attorneys Kurt Arnold and Jason Itkin secured a $4.9
million jury verdict in a trial that lasted just a week and a half. Judge
Wilson of the 157
th District Court for Harris County Texas was presiding. The 30-year-old
driller was injured while working for Diamond Offshore off the coast of
Brazil. His injuries were to his left arm and back and occurred when he
was accidentally hoisted more than 20 feet in the air when his fall protection
equipment failed. The legal team at Arnold & Itkin was able to successfully
help their client receive the necessary medical treatment, compensation,
and justice that was due.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $1,863,735.90.
Arnold & Itkin Wins $4.8 Million for Bereaved Daughter
Arnold & Itkin obtain unanimous verdict for the daughter of a worker who died due to workplace negligence.
While working at Van Dyke's seafood processing facility in Port Arthur,
Texas, a man lost his life because of negligence. The now deceased suffered
a serious blow to the head, at which point Van Dyke personnel told him
to lie down in a break room for seven hours, despite his complaints of
a severe headache and bleeding from the mouth. The deceased's daughter,
Sidnitra Bias, sought the help of Arnold & Itkin attorneys who were
able to convince the jury unanimously that the case was a wrongful death
and $4.8 million should be given to the daughter.
$4.15 Million Quickly Settled for Worker with Injured Neck
Arnold & Itkin negotiated a settlement on behalf of a worker who was left with multiple and severe injuries after an accident at his jobsite.
Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Kala Sellers, Kyle Findley, and Adam Lewis obtained
a settlement of $4,150,000 for a Texas worker who needed extensive medical
care after a work injury. Our team helped him get access to the first-rate
medical care he needed while we investigated his case. We quickly discovered
that his employer was far too lax about jobsite safety—which directly
led to our client's injury. Only 3 months after our first deposition,
they settled with our client rather than face a jury. Arnold & Itkin
is proud to have held this company accountable for unsafe practices, and
we're even prouder to have helped our client move forward into a brighter,
financially stable future.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $1,786,161.09.
Arnold & Itkin LLP Help Plant Explosion Victim Recover a $4,000,000 Settlement
A Mississippi man was severely injured in a Texas plant explosion while on the job. With the help of Arnold & Itkin LLP, they were able to recover a $4,000,000 settlement on behalf of their client.
Attorneys Kurt Arnold and Kyle Findley were pursued by a victim of a Texas
refinery plant explosion after not receiving the workers' compensation
benefits he deserved. This Mississippi man received severe injuries that
required surgery to fix both his broken arm as well as his herniated disk
in his lower back. The case was filed in Houston, Texas and the team at
Arnold & Itkin was able to help him receive the monetary repayment
of $4,000,000 for his injuries.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $1,721,868.67.
$3.7 Million Settlement for Worker Injured in Plant Explosion
Arnold & Itkin secured justice and a substantial settlement for a client who was injured in a plant explosion during the turnaround.
Our client had suffered devastating injuries after a Louisiana plant explosion
while working on the turnaround. To make matters worse, his workers'
compensation claim was rejected and his employer denied all liability.
Our attorneys fought vigorously for our client, eventually reaching a
substantial settlement that can help bring closure and justice for him
and his family.
$2.8 Million Won for Seriously Injured Plant Worker
Suffering serious injuries after a plant explosion in Louisiana, Arnold & Itkin recovered a $2.8 million settlement for their client.
The experienced Louisiana plant accident attorneys at Arnold & Itkin
recovered a settlement totaling over $2.8 million for their client. After
being the victim of a horrific plant explosion, their client dealt with
catastrophic back, shoulder, and neck injuries that could only be resolved
through surgery. Not only that, but he also dealt with severe emotional
damage, including post-traumatic stress disorder. The settlement allows
him to recover in peace, while also knowing that his family will be taken
care of during this time. Time and again, Arnold & Itkin LLP has fought
on behalf of injured plant workers throughout the U.S.
$3.3 Million for Injured Texas Plant Worker
Arnold & Itkin secured a $3.3 million settlement for our client, a Texas plant worker, who suffered a severe back injury after falling due to an explosion in his workplace
After a workplace explosion that resulted in a herniated disc and a denied
workers’ compensation claim, an injured Texas plant worker hired
our legal team. During the pendency of his case, we helped procure the
best medical treatment for his injuries. Shortly before the case went
to trial, a multi-million-dollar settlement was reached. Our client can
rest assured knowing he is taken care of for life.
$3.3 Million Secured for Plant Accident Injury Victim
Arnold & Itkin won a $3.3 million dollar settlement for a man who was injured while working in a plant.
A man who built his lifelong career working in the plant industry sustained
serious injury to the back, making him unable to return to work. After
the defendants would not accept responsibility for their negligence, Arnold
& Itkin took the man’s case. Ultimately, a $3.3 million dollar
settlement was obtained for the man and his family to return to a life
$3.3 Million Secured For Injured Worker
Arnold & Itkin not only successfully recovered $3.3 million for the plaintiff but also ensured that he received the best medical treatment while his case was pending.
With the help of the legal team at Arnold & Itkin, a man who sustained
serious injuries in a plant explosion recovered $3.3 million. After his
accident, Arnold & Itkin not only worked around the clock to ensure
that he received just compensation, but they also ensured that, while
his case was pending, he received the best possible medical treatment.
$3.2 Million Recovered for Plant Worker Who Suffered Burn Injuries
The attorneys at Arnold & Itkin recovered $3.2 million on behalf of a worker injured in a plant fire. After learning of the fire’s cause, our attorneys held the plant owner responsible.
Arnold & Itkin reached a settlement valued at $3.2 million on behalf
of a plant worker who was severely injured during a workplace fire. The
plant owners were found to be liable for his injuries after our attorneys
uncovered the root cause of the plant fire. This victory will work to
ensure that our client will not have to worry about the medical bills
and financial costs resulting from this injury.
$3.2 Million Settlement for Injured Plant Worker
Legal team at Arnold & Itkin obtained $3.2 million recovery on behalf of plant injury victim. Although defendants initially disputed the injuries, they chose to confidentially settle before trial.
Arnold & Itkin successfully obtained a $3.2 million settlement on
behalf of a plant worker who sustained serious neck and shoulder injuries
while working. Although defendants initially disputed the claims, stating
the worker's injuries were preexisting, they chose to settle case
when Arnold & Itkin's legal team set the case for trial.
$3.15 Million Settlement Achieved for Back Injury Victim
Our attorneys were able to obtain a $3.15 million settlement on behalf of a family man who was injured while working at a plant.
After a serious back injury left our client out of work and unable to
support his family, he was told that his only option was a workers’
compensation claim. Concerned for the financial future of his family,
the injured plant worker enlisted the help of Arnold & Itkin. We prepared
his case for trial with aggressive and thorough preparation, and his employer
agreed to settle the case for $3.15 million. Our client no longer has
to worry about how he will support his family.
$3.1 Million for Client Injured in Plant Explosion
The explosion attorneys at Arnold & Itkin went to battle to help obtain a $3.1 million recovery on behalf of a severely injured plant worker and his family.
After a plant explosion in Louisiana left a plant worker with serious
injuries, Arnold & Itkin fought relentlessly to help him recover a
$3.1 million settlement. This helps Arnold & Itkin’s client
to cover the medical expenses of extensive treatment, including surgery,
and enables the plant worker to support himself and his family, including
two young children.
$3.1 Million Settlement Secured for Female Plant Worker
Arnold & Itkin is thrilled to announce that our client’s settlement will help her receive the best medical care available and provide her with a secure future.
Our plant accident attorneys successfully resolved a case for a plant
worker who was caught in an explosion during a turnaround project. The
explosion left her with severe burns, post-traumatic stress, and injuries
to her knees, legs, and back. Our firm happily took up her case—especially
because the plant owners refused to take responsibility for their actions.
While she waited for the case to proceed, we provided her with access
to high-quality medical care. Our relentless advocacy and trial preparation
eventually compelled the plant owners to offer a multi-million dollar
settlement. Our firm is quite happy with the result because it provided
our client with all the medical costs and financial support she needed
to move forward.
$3 Million Recovery for Plant Explosion Victim
Arnold & Itkin recovered a $3 million settlement on behalf of a plant worker who suffered neck and back injuries on the job.
The team at Arnold & Itkin secured a $3 million settlement for and
injured worker in Louisiana. While doing turnaround work, their client
suffered serious neck and back injuries in a plant explosion. He underwent
surgery as a result. Fortunately, this settlement will allow Arnold &
Itkin’s client, and his family, to move on from the accident.
$3 Million Settlement Achieved for Worker Hurt in Plant Accident
Our injury firm was very happy to have obtained a sizable-enough settlement to take care of our client for the rest of his life.
Arnold & Itkin settled the case of a plant worker who suffered neck
and back injuries during a turnaround job. He turned to our team for help,
and we got to work on his case immediately. With aggressive litigation
and thorough preparation, we managed to get the case trial ready quickly—which
pressured the defendants into settling. As a result of our team’s
efforts, our client got $3 million: enough to pay for high-quality medical
care while offering financial stability for years to come.
$2.97 Million Received After Explosion Accident
Successfully represented by Arnold & Itkin, a man injured in an explosion accident was offered a $2.97 million settlement.
The legal team at Arnold & Itkin successfully recovered $2.97 million
on behalf of an injured worker in South Louisiana. The plaintiff sustained
a back injury after an explosion, and when it came time to pay for his
medical bills and lost wages, the responsible party refused payment. After
hiring Arnold & Itkin to represent his case, the plaintiff was offered
a multi-million dollar settlement. Our firm takes pride in helping injured
victims and their families pursue justice.
$2.9M for Worker Injured in Plant Explosion
Our client suffered serious shoulder and back injuries in a plant explosion. Arnold & Itkin has since won a fair settlement to pay for our client's damages.
Arnold & Itkin is happy to announce that we have recovered a multi-million
dollar settlement for an injured plant worker. While our client was working
a turnaround, there was an explosion at the plant that caused him serious
back and shoulder injuries. The plant owners denied liability, but our
team held them responsible for their negligence. Arnold & Itkin fought
relentlessly to ensure that the client received the quality care he needed
-- including back surgery and shoulder replacement surgery -- and won
a $2.9 million settlement in the end. Now our client and his family can
have peace of mind about the future.
$2.875M Settlement for Seriously Injured Worker
Our law firm was successful in uncovering the truth in a case where a worker sustained serious crush injuries to his arm and hand. In the end, we reached a favorable settlement of $2,875,000 on our client’s behalf.
After a serious accident left our client with crush injuries to his arm
and hand, he turned to Arnold & Itkin LLP for help. Attorneys Jason
Itkin, Noah Wexler, Ben Bireley, and Rebecca Adam stepped up to represent
the hurt worker, facing a defendant who not only refused to take responsibility,
but denied the incident ever happened. We worked tirelessly to uncover
the truth on behalf of our client and reached a settlement of $2.875M.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $1,435,442.73.
$2.87 Million Settlement for Worker Injured in Explosion
The team at Arnold & Itkin successfully recovered $2.87 million for their client, the victim of a plant explosion in Louisiana.
A team of lawyers from Arnold & Itkin won a settlement of over $2.87
million for their client, a worker who was seriously injured in a Louisiana
plant explosion. The client required multiple surgeries, and Arnold &
Itkin fought relentlessly to hold the plant owners responsible. This significant
settlement allows the client and his family to move on from the explosion
and plan for the future. Arnold & Itkin is proud to stand up for victims
of plant explosions and help them hold the responsible parties liable
for their actions.
$2.8 Million Recovered for Back Injury Victim
Our firm represented a man who was injured while working a turnaround job at a Louisiana plant. After several years, we obtained a $2.8 million settlement.
Arnold & Itkin LLP attorneys represented a Louisiana plant worker who
suffered back injuries after working a turnaround job. The injuries would
bar him from ever returning to the same career. We fought hard, even though
the plant owner refused to take responsibility, and helped to reach a
$2.8 million settlement.
$2.78 Million Settlement Won for Industrial Injury Victim
The powerhouse attorneys at Arnold & Itkin successfully recovered $2.78 million in verdicts and settlements in on behalf of a contractor who suffered serious neck and back injuries at a Louisiana plant.
A client suffered serious neck and back injuries while working at a Louisiana
plant. Our industrial accident attorneys successfully won $2.78 million
in verdicts and settlements on his behalf. The company at fault paid the
full amount to ensure our client was afforded the opportunity to afford
medical-related expenses necessary to make a complete recovery.
$2.7 Million for Man Injured in Plant Explosion
Our firm was successful in reaching a $2.7 million settlement on behalf of a plant worker who sustained severe back injuries in a plant explosion.
A life-changing settlement of $2.7 million was secured on behalf of an
injured plant worker who suffered from severe back injuries in an explosion.
Despite several years of the plant owner denying liability for the incident,
Arnold & Itkin, LLP was successful in recovering a multi-million-dollar
settlement that gave the client the means to recover from the injuries
$2.6 Million Win for Man in Workers' Compensation Case
Our client was injured while at work, resulting in a surgery to relieve some of the pain. Our attorneys recovered $2.6 million for him and his family.
After a work incident that resulted in a painful injury, our client turned
to us for the help he needed for his young family. With two children to
care for and having already completed a pain-relieving surgery, our client
was struggling with the physical and emotional burdens of his injury.
After a hard fought litigation, our team was pleased to announce a $2.6
million settlement for our client and his family.
$2.26 Million Settlement Won for Plant Explosion Victim
Man was injured in a serious plant explosion accident. He suffered a serious back injury and underwent multiple procedures, including surgery. We successfully recovered a seven-digit settlement on his behalf.
Our client suffered a serious back injury and was required to undergo
multiple procedures, including surgery, as a result of a plant explosion
accident. Our powerhouse attorneys at Arnold & Itkin fought tirelessly
in order to pursue justice on his behalf. Despite the fact that the plant
owners continued to deny all liability, we successfully secured a 2.6
million dollar settlement on his behalf.
$2.6 Won for Man with Serious Plant Explosion Injuries
After a plant explosion left our client unable to return to work or the life he lived before, Arnold & Itkin worked tirelessly to secure a multi million-dollar settlement for him and his family.
Our team of seasoned explosion attorneys at Arnold & Itkin secured
a multimillion dollar settlement for a Louisiana man who had been injured
in a plant explosion. We do what we can to go the extra mile for our clients,
which included ensuring that this client received the proper medical attention
and surgeries throughout the duration of his case. In the end, our client
received $2.6 million in compensation, confirming he and his family would
be financially supported.
$2.95 Million Settlement Reached for Man Hurt on the Job
Our firm filed a case in Harris County, TX on behalf of a man who suffered back injuries serious enough to warrant two surgeries for treatment. We ultimately recovered $2,950,000 on his behalf.
Attorneys Ryan MacLeod, Cory Itkin, and Jason Itkin represented a Rome,
Georgia seaman who was injured while aboard a pipe-laying vessel docked
in Mississippi. At the time of the injury, he had been attempting to open
a drawer of a work cabinet. Because the drawer lacked a drawer stop, it
began to fall; our client injured his back in an attempt to catch it.
Those injuries ultimately required our client to undergo two surgeries.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $1,038,000.00.
$2.58 Million Settlement for Turnaround Accident
Our firm helped represent a man injured while working a turnaround. He sustained injuries following a explosion that require both surgery and continuous medical care.
After a serious plant explosion that left our client with serious injuries,
the attorneys at Arnold & Itkin, LLP fought negligent plant owners
to determine liability and reach a settlement for the suffering he endured.
During the pendency of his case, our team made sure our client received
the best possible medical care to recover for the injuries he sustained.
$2.5 Million Settlement Secured for Jones Act Seaman
Arnold & Itkin obtained a massive settlement for a vessel worker who suffered severe injuries while lifting equipment.
Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Kyle Findley, Kala Sellers, and Adam Lewis settled
a Jones Act claim for $2.5 million on behalf of an injured vessel worker.
While on the rig, our client was forced to lift heavy equipment without
a crane or proper assistance. As a result, he suffered severe back injuries
that required emergency surgery. His treatment continues to warrant the
expertise of multiple medical specialists, making recovery especially
costly. He called Arnold & Itkin for help, and we immediately pushed
to get his case to trial. We took multiple depositions from employees
and discovered the safety issues that led to our client’s injuries.
Thanks to our work, our client will be getting the money he needs for
past and future medical care.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $876,329.87.
$2.49 Million Settlement for Victim of Plant Explosion
Arnold & Itkin LLP won $2.49 million for a Louisiana plant worker who suffered injuries to his back and neck in an explosion.
After a devastating plant explosion, a Louisiana man turned to Arnold
& Itkin LLP for help pursuing compensation for his medical bills.
The firm worked tirelessly to get their client the money he needed for
treatments for his neck and back while his case was pending and obtained
a $2.49 million settlement on his behalf.
$2.45 Million Settlement for Louisiana Plant Worker
Arnold & Itkin LLP obtained a $2.45 million settlement for a client who suffered a serious back injury requiring surgery in a Louisiana plant explosion.
The industrial accident lawyers at Arnold & Itkin LLP helped an injured
plant worker obtain a settlement of $2.45 million for a serious back injury
sustained in a plant explosion. We worked hard for more than three years
to ensure that our client's employer was held accountable for its
negligent disregard for the safety of its employees. Our firm is always
willing and able to protect the rights of injured workers and ensure that
they are adequately compensated for their losses.
$2.4 Million Won for Burned Refinery Worker
Arnold & Itkin were able to secure a verdict for $2.4 million for an injured refinery worker.
Kurt Arnold was able to secure a verdict for $2.4 million on behalf of
their client who was a victim of a workplace injury in which he received
third degree burns on 20% of his body. The claim was against an engineering
company for designing the equipment inadequately which, Arnold & Itkin
argued, was the cause of their client's injuries. Arnold & Itkin
was able to take three out of seven witnesses at trial as well as getting
a defense expert caught on voir dire.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $641,435.08.
Arnold & Itkin Recovers $2.4 in Plant Fire Case
Arnold & Itkin is proud to announce that they have recovered $2.4 million on behalf of a plant worker who was seriously injured on the job.
Our industrial injury lawyers have been successful in recovering $2.4 million
for a plant worker who was injured while attempting to escape a refinery
that had burst into flames. Attorneys Kurt Arnold and Jason Itkin took
on the case and are proud to have recovered the compensation that our
client will need for meeting medical and financial needs.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $964,497.30.
$2.4 Million Achieved for Woman Injured in a Work Fire Accident
We assisted a woman who was injured while escaping a fire at the plant where she worked.
Arnold & Itkin LLP and our plant accident attorneys assisted a woman
by settling a $2.4 million case. The woman was seriously injured after
escaping from a fire while at her job. She required two replacement surgeries
for her knees, which suffered the most damage from the fire accident.
We were able to provide her with a settlement that offered her excellent
medical care and recovery, and provided well for her future and livelihood.
$2.4 Million Recovered for Back Injury Victim
We helped secure a $2.4 million settlement on behalf of a SE Texas man injured while working at a plant.
Arnold & Itkin attorneys represented a Texas man who suffered back
injuries while working as a turnaround at a plant. We aggressively pursued
the case and fought to prove negligence on behalf of the defendant, despite
the fact that they denied any responsibility. In the end, we secured a
$2.4 million settlement.
$2.4 Million Recovered for Injured Louisiana Plant Worker
Arnold & Itkin has secured $2.4 million on behalf of a plant worker injured in an explosion. This victory will help ensure she gets the medical care she needs.
Arnold & Itkin secured a settlement worth $2.4 million on behalf of
a Louisiana woman injured during a plant explosion. After the company
responsible refused to provide compensation for the injuries to her neck
and back, she came to our legal team for help. Our attorneys moved quickly
to help get her the money she needed to pay for her medical bills and
expenses. The multi-million dollar victory will work to see that she is
cared for moving forward.
$2.4 Million Recovery for Plant Explosion Victim
Arnold & Itkin recovered $2.4 million for an individual who fought for four years to hold the plant owners responsible for her neck injuries.
The attorneys at Arnold & Itkin secured a $2.4 million settlement
for a client who suffered injuries to her neck from a plant explosion.
This recovery will help her prepare for her future and care for her dependent
children. Although it took four years, the defendants settled with the firm.
$2.35 Million Settlement Reached for Injured Deckhand
Our legal team reached a favorable settlement of $2,350,000 for a woman injured while working as a deckhand. She suffered a back injury when the tugboat that she was on collided with another vessel.
Attorneys Jason Itkin, Cory Itkin, and Noah Wexler worked together to recover
$2,350,000 on behalf of a woman working as a deckhand who suffered a back
injury severe enough to require surgery after her tugboat hit another
vessel. In the aftermath of the collision, both vessel owners denied liability,
choosing to instead blame the other vessel. They also attempted to minimize
our client’s injuries—arguing her claim was not credible,
her medical bills were overstated, and that she was indeed able to return
to work. Utilizing the Limitation of Liability Act, they also attempted
to cap their damages. This effort was blocked when Cory Itkin won in federal
court trial. After, we reached a favorable settlement just before the
second trial for damages was to begin in state court.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $1,211,098.26.
$2.29 Million for Plant Explosion Victim
The team of skilled lawyers at Arnold & Itkin negotiated a settlement worth $2.29 million on behalf of a worker who was injured in a Louisiana plant explosion.
When a Louisiana plant worker suffered severe neck injuries in an on-site
explosion, Arnold & Itkin took his case and fought to secure a $2.29
million settlement in compensation for his losses and resulting surgeries.
Our firm is proud to stand up for the rights of injured workers and will
continue to hold those responsible these types of accidents accountable.
$2.29 Million Settlement for Victim Seriously Injured in Plant Explosion
Arnold & Itkin successfully recovers settlement of $2.29 million for the victim of a Louisiana plant explosion who sustained hearing loss, neck injuries, and back injuries.
The team at Arnold & Itkin LLP won a settlement of $2.29 million for
a client who sustained hearing loss, back injuries, and neck injuries
in a Louisiana plant explosion. The client’s injuries required surgery,
and Arnold & Itkin aggressively advocated to hold the plant owners
responsible for the explosion. This settlement allows Arnold & Itkin’s
client to recover from this incident and plan for the future.
$2.26M Settlement for Plant Worker's Back Injuries
Our client suffered serious injury to his back in a plant explosion, requiring multiple procedures and surgery. Arnold & Itkin won a seven-figure settlement.
Arnold & Itkin LLP is pleased to announce that they have won a $2.26
million settlement for an injured plant worker. The man was working a
turnaround when there was a plant explosion. The client suffered serious
injury to his back that required multiple medical procedures, including
surgery. Arnold & Itkin ensured that their client received the medical
care he needed and to hold the plant owners responsible, though they denied
liability from the start. In the end, the firm recovered the compensation
their client deserved.
$2.2 Million for Injured Woman
Arnold & Itkin's team of lawyers were able to secure a $2.2 million settlement on behalf of an injured worker - an amount more than 20 times the final offer at mediation.
Our attorneys successfully represented an injured woman who suffered serious
injuries in a workplace accident. Despite claims from the opposition that
the plaintiff's injury was caused by a prior accident, the final $2.2
million settlement ended up being more than 20 times the amount offered
$2.2 Million for Worker Injured in Plant
Arnold & Itkin worked diligently to obtain a $2.2 million recovery for a man injured in a plant explosion incident. During the pendency of the case, the legal team ensured the client received top-tier medical attention to expedite his recovery process.
Arnold & Itkin’s industrial accident team reaches $2.2 million
settlement after a Texas man was severely injured in a Louisiana plant
explosion during turnaround. The client sustained injuries to both the
neck and wrist, making surgical procedures absolutely necessary. While
handling the legal details of the case, attorneys Kurt Arnold, Jason Itkin,
Kyle Findley, Kala Sellers, Caj Boatright, and Adam Lewis worked tirelessly
to ensure the client received the medical care necessary for his recovery.
This substantial recovery will undoubtedly improve the client’s future.
$2 Million Settlement for Man Hurt in a Plant Explosion
We fought to achieve a $2 million settlement for a man who sustained back injuries from a Louisiana plant explosion.
Many of our attorneys at Arnold & Itkin LLP were able to secure a
$2 million settlement for a man who sustained severe injuries to his back
after a plant explosion occurred in Louisiana. Our client required surgery
to treat his back. The plant accident attorneys worked night and day to
help our client, and ensure that the owners of the plant were held responsible
for lacking basic safety measures in preventing the incident. The settlement
allowed our client the chance to rebuild his life, provide for his family,
and safeguard his future. Arnold & Itkin LLP has long been an advocate
for those who have suffered serious injuries from plant accidents, and
ensure they receive due justice where it is deserved.
$2 Million Obtained for Louisiana Man Injured in Plant Explosion
We helped secure a $2 million settlement for the victim of a plant explosion in Louisiana that resulted in serious injuries. Once Arnold & Itkin built a solid and thorough case, the defendant agreed to settle.
Arnold & Itkin recovered a $2 million settlement for a man who was
seriously injured in a plant explosion. After the explosion, the Louisiana
man turned to our team of aggressive plant accident lawyers at Arnold
& Itkin. We quickly filed suit and started pushing the case toward
trial. While the case was being resolved, we worked tirelessly to see
that our client received the best medical care. Our team of plant explosion
attorneys fought to hold the defendant accountable, and in the end, the
plant agreed to settle.
$2 Million for Gas Release Victims
The attorneys at Arnold & Itkin LLP won a $2 million settlement for 4 plaintiffs who were near a gas release at a Texas Exxon refinery.
A massive settlement was secured on behalf of four plaintiffs who were
injured in a gas release at at Exxon refinery in Texas. The case, which
involved numerous complex legal hurdles and even the Texas Supreme Court,
resulted in a $2 million settlement to Arnold & Itkin's clients.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $1,042,885.64.
$1.94 Million to Plant Explosion Victim & Family
A plant explosion and his family receive a $1.94 million settlement thanks to lawyers at Arnold & Itkin.
Arnold & Itkin was able to obtain a $1.94 million settlement after
fighting tirelessly for three years on behalf of a Louisiana plant explosion
victim. Arnold & Itkin's lawyers fought to prove that the plant
owners were responsible due to their disregard of safety. With this settlement,
their client will be able to move on and plan for his and his family's future.
$1.9 Million Obtained for Injured Plant Worker
Arnold & Itkin attorneys helped obtain a $2 million settlement on behalf of a man who was injured at a plant during a turnaround.
The lawyers at Arnold & Itkin represented a man who sustained serious
back injuries while working a turnaround at a plant. The plant owners
continuously denied all liability, but the firm fought relentlessly. In
the end, $1.9 million was obtained for the man to help him move forward
and care for his family.
$1.85 Million Secured for Explosion Victim in Louisiana
Our attorneys successfully recovered $1.85 million for a man who sustained serious injuries in a plant explosion.
When the owners of a plant were not willing to accept responsibility for
the explosion their negligence resulted in, Arnold & Itkin decided
to take a stand. One Louisiana man was the victim of the plant explosion;
sustaining serious injuries while working as a turnaround, which would
require extensive medical treatment for years to come. Our attorneys fought
passionately to restore justice on behalf of the man, which resulted in
obtaining a seven-figure settlement—without even having to go to trial.
$1.78 Million Secured For Injured Worker
A man represented by Arnold & Itkin received a $1.78 million settlement after he was denied his workers’ compensation.
The legal team at Arnold & Itkin was able to successfully secure a
large settlement for a client in West Texas. After being injured while
working a turnaround at a plant, the plaintiff required a back procedure.
He requested workers’ compensation but was denied. He then hired
Arnold & Itkin to advocate on his behalf, and not long after, he received
$1.78 million in compensation.
$1.75M Settlement Obtained for Family of Deceased Seaman
When a Jones Act seaman lost his life after a heart attack at sea went without prompt, proper medical care, his family turned to our firm for help. We took on the case and recovered $1.75M on the family’s behalf.
Kurt Arnold, Caj Boatright, Alison Baimbridge, and Roland Christensen reached
a $1,750,000 settlement on behalf of the family of a Jones Act seaman
who passed away after suffering a heart attack while at sea. Despite several
personnel witnessing his pain prior to his passing, his employer did not
seek the prompt medical attention that could have saved his life. Our
firm pushed for trial and took several key depositions. In the end, we
are proud to have brought the truth to light in this case and to help
his family reach peace.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $765,525.39.
Injured Refinery Worker Recovers $1.72 Million Verdict
Arnold & Itkin attorneys stood by the side of an injured refinery worker in a case that spanned four years – eventually recovering $1.72 million on his behalf.
For four years, Attorney Cory Itkin stood by an injured refinery worker,
Ernesto Tamez and his wife as they sought justice. Mr. Tamez had been
employed in Texas City, Texas at a BP refinery when a crane operator hit
him with a heavy oil burner, trapping him between the machine and a guard
rail. The plaintiff sustained serious injuries to his back, neck and shoulder.
A case was filed against Maxim Crane Workers who argued that not only
was the accident caused by the plaintiff, but that the injuries were exaggerated
– stating that many of them could be attributed to "wear and
tear" from age. Neither the plaintiff nor his wife spoke English,
but the firm was not deterred and ensured a translator was present to
help them testify. The trial lasted a week in Galveston, TX before the
Honorable David E. Garner. The jury came back stating that the employer
was 100% responsible; the plaintiff received $1.72 million.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $736,778.00.