Maritime Injury Settlements
How Much Is My Offshore Injury Case Worth?
For many seamen hurt on the job, their first concern is for their families. No matter what industry you are employed in, what savings you have put away, or what your monthly expenses are, being forced to take time off work will affect your family financially. Couple this with medical costs and your situation could seem dire.
Fortunately, there are laws written with situations just like yours in mind. Offshore workers are protected by federal laws such as the Jones Act. You have the right to collect compensation as an injured offshore worker under this law. In addition to medical expenses such as hospitalization, you could be entitled to compensation for a variety of associated damages under the Jones Act.
Every maritime injury case involves different facts and legal issues that combine to determine the value of the case.
As a result, it is impossible to make any general statements of how much a claim will be worth to the victim and his or her family. It is best not to rely on your own calculations, but seek the help of a legal professional if you wish to make a maritime claim.