If you are a maritime worker who has been injured or killed as a result of negligence by your employer, you should consider hiring a Jones Act lawyer (also known as a "maritime lawyer"). This is because the Jones Act is a federal law that provides benefits to seamen injured or killed through the negligence of their employers, and a lawyer can help you navigate the complex claim process and ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve.
There are many reasons to hire a maritime injury lawyer after suffering injury, including:
· Reporting your injury or illness quickly and correctly
· Understanding the legal requirements of filing a claim
· Knowing how to negotiate with your employer
· Understanding the complexities of maritime law
· Knowing how to maximize your compensation
It's important to remember that personal injury cases are often complicated by negative factual issues. It is crucial to identify these issues early in order to avoid even greater issues later in a case. A Jones Act lawyer may be able to help you even if:
· Your injury did not happen at work
· You were partially at fault for your injury
· You have a complex medical history
· Someone was under the influence of drugs or alcohol when you got hurt
· You don't know if you're a Jones Act seaman
Many maritime cases are subject to strict statutes of limitation. That means delay in contacting a maritime law firm could result in forever losing your claim. If you were hurt aboard a vessel, especially on the job, do not delay. Contact a maritime lawyer at Mariner Law, PLLC today.
Mariner Law, PLLC proud of its nationwide practice exclusively representing injured seamen and other boaters in claims for wrongful death, negligence and unseaworthiness. The award winning maritime law firm is licensed in Washington, Oregon, Alaska, New York, and Connecticut but represents mariners from every corner of the United States. If you or a loved one was hurt or tragically killed on or near a vessel, call maritime lawyer Adam Deitz for a free consultation: (253) 600-2531.