Maritime & Offshore Injury FAQ
Understanding Your Rights After an Injury
Even as an offshore worker, maritime law may seem complicated and difficult to navigate. The truth is, not only is every accident situation different, but every employer, state, and particular maritime occupation is also different. That may leave you wondering if your injuries can be compensated for after an injury. Remember: every worker is entitled to particular rights; it is just a matter of knowing what those rights are.
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One question you may be facing is how long you have to file a maritime injury claim. In these cases, you should not hesitate to seek legal help from someone who knows maritime law and can help you understand your rights as a seaman or family of a seaman. Another serious question you may be facing is whether or not you will get fired for speaking with an attorney. You should never be afraid of your employer, and you can trust that speaking with us will be absolutely confidential. Serious questions such as the ones above are best answered by an attorney.
Do I Have to Give a Statement?
One of the most common questions that we hear about is whether or not injured offshore workers should give a statement. If you have been injured as an offshore worker or seaman, it is important to understand your rights. Your employer may be pushing you to sign papers or to give a statement. Do you have to comply? While the law requires you to tell your employer that you have been injured right away and then follow the protocol set in place by the company, you should know that you may refuse to supply a recorded statement. This is important to know. Your statement could be difficult to change later and could be an incomplete account of the injury, which may hurt your case.
For this reason, it is always best to talk to a lawyer before providing a statement to your employer.
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At Arnold & Itkin, a personal injury attorney from our firm will be able to answer any and all questions you have at absolutely no cost to you. Not only are our consultations confidential, but they are also free of charge. We want to listen to your claims so we can accurately determine how we can best assist you. Our attorneys know how to deal with offshore companies and have a successful record of gaining substantial settlements for our clients. If you sustained an injury or illness while working offshore or in a related field, you need to seek legal help.
Contact an offshore injury attorney from our firm today if you want your questions answered.