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Maritime Injury FAQ

Can I Get Fired for Working with an Attorney?

First, it is essential for injured or ill maritime workers to know that no one will know if you have talked with a representative from a maritime law firm because it is their job to offer confidential consultations.

Second, if a co-worker or employer is encouraging you not to speak with an attorney, it is a sign that you should seek legal counsel right away. That type of conduct usually indicates the party who caused your harm will be trying to evade their duty to compensate you for your medical expenses, lost income, and other damages. Your co-workers or employers may also try to discourage you from seeking help just because they are not fully aware of maritime law.

Finally, under general maritime law, a seaman who shows they were dismissed from their job because they brought a claim against their employer may be able to recover for their losses.

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If you have been injured or believe you have a maritime accident claim you can file but are unsure about it, you need to seek the legal help of an offshore attorney from Arnold & Itkin.

You need to understand what your rights are, whether or not that leads to filing a claim. You should never feel out of place for contacting an attorney because you never know how severe your case is until you ask. It is unethical for an employer to fire an employee because they sought the help of a legal professional. If it is proven that an employer dismissed an employee unlawfully, they could face serious ramifications, and their employee will most likely receive compensation because of it. You should not fear your employer, because you as an offshore worker have individual rights that not even your employer can bar you from.

To learn more about how a lawyer can help you, call (888) 493-1629. We've helped offshore workers hold companies accountable after some of the most significant maritime accidents in recent history. We're ready to fight for your recovery no matter how tough the case.

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