Maritime Injury Lawyers in Mississippi and Alabama
If you have been hurt in an accident offshore, we have a team of offshore and maritime injury lawyers, including associate counsel, across Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama to help you. Whether you are injured aboard an offshore oil rig, a river barge, a cruise ship or other vessel, the law considers you a seaman if three conditions are met: you are assigned to a vessel operating in navigable water, you contribute to the function of the vessel, and you spend most of your time performing your duties aboard the vessel.
Types of Compensation for Seaman
As a seaman, there are special types of compensation that you are entitled to as a result of your maritime injury. You will need the best representation possible to make sure you get what you are entitled to. The following are some of the benefits that our team of maritime lawyers will make sure you receive:
- Hospitalization expenses
- Long term rehabilitation
- In-home care
- Lost wages & lost earnings into the future (also called future earning capacity)
- Future physical or emotional injuries caused by the accident
- Medication costs
- Emotional and financial counseling
- Vocational rehabilitation
- Maintenance and Cure
Many of these benefits are absolute rights under maritime law
Many of these benefits are absolute rights under maritime law for which your employer will be required to compensate you for no matter what. These benefits include your costs of living expenses, wages, reasonable and necessary medical care, medical equipment. As a seaman with a maritime injury, you are entitled to cure benefits until you have reached full recovery or what is called maximum medical improvement.
Choose the Right Maritime or Offshore Attorney
When it comes time to choosing your maritime or offshore injury attorney, it is extremely important that you choose the right law firm. You will want and need a team of maritime lawyers that are going to work closely with you, prepare you for every part of your maritime lawsuit and look out for you and your family’s best interest. You should interview with several offshore injury law firm’s before you make your decision to hire someone to make sure you feel comfortable with them. Often times injuries that occur from offshore or maritime accidents result in permanent disabilities. For many injured maritime worker’s, their lawsuit is the most important thing for them and their family’s financial well-being for the rest of their working life.
At our law firm, you and your family will be treated as first priority rather than just another case. Our maritime injury attorneys understand the dire need of your situation and what you are up against battling your employer. Give us a call today and let us schedule a meeting with you to discuss your maritime injury case and let you know what our maritime attorneys can do for you. We will evaluate your maritime accident claim at no charge and give you our best legal advice. We believe that you will be most comfortable working with our team of maritime lawyers at our law firm and encourage you to make that call today.
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