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Protecting your case after a maritime accident

If you work in the maritime industry, you will often work in a potentially dangerous environment. At sea, accidents and emergencies can happen. While you cannot always do anything to prevent these from taking place, you may be able to do something about how you are treated in the aftermath. Being injured in a maritime accident could mean that you have to undergo extended medical treatment and that you will not be able to earn a wage for a significant amount of time because of your injuries.

It is important that you look into your legal options for gaining back damages. As a maritime worker who spends a significant time working on a vessel or at sea, you will not be entitled to workers’ compensation like the average American worker. However, you may still be able to gain back compensation by showing that your employer was negligent. The following are some steps that you should take to protect your case.

Inform your employer in writing

You should inform your immediate supervisor of your injury in writing as soon as possible. You should do this even if the injury seems relatively minor because it could worsen over time. Doing so in writing is important so that you have a record of the action you took.

Compile information about the incident

After time has passed, it can be difficult to remember the exact details of what happened. Therefore, you should begin compiling information as quickly as possible. Start by writing down every detail of what you can remember about the incident. Try to take pictures of your injuries as soon as they occur, and ask coworkers what they remember about the incident and whether they would be willing to make a statement.

Don’t sign anything

Don’t discuss the case or sign anything with anyone until you have gained impartial legal advice.

If you have been injured after a maritime accident, make sure that you take action quickly so that you are able to gain the damages that you deserve.

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