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You have the right to receive treatment from the doctor of your choice when you’ve been injured in a maritime accident. Your employer isn’t permitted to force you to visit a particular physician, or retaliate against you for seeing your…

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You can recover damages for your maritime injury even if you didn’t report it, since there are multiple ways to prove that you were hurt in a workplace accident. However, failing to file a timely injury report is likely to…

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Being a car accident victim is always a scary, stressful, and emotionally draining experience, and this is particularly true when an uninsured or underinsured motorist caused the collision. Even worse, in the case of a hit-and-run accident, it may not…

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When you’ve experienced a maritime injury, you’re entitled to receive treatment from the doctor of your choice. Furthermore, it’s critically important that you exercise this right. The Company Doctor When you’ve been hurt on the job, you need proof of…

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At first, you may be reluctant to talk with a maritime attorney due to the prospect of legal fees. However, since your initial consultation is free, you shouldn’t hesitate to pursue competent and skilled legal representation. Consulting h a lawyer…

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Yes, you should contact an attorney immediately. Maritime workers want to believe their employers will take good care of them if they’re injured on the job, but often, this isn’t the case. Employers and their insurance companies are generally most…

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There are federal laws intended to protect injured maritime workers, including the Jones Act and the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act. The Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act The Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA) provides workers’ compensation…

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No. Unemployment and Jones Act claims naturally contradict one another. Filing for unemployment benefits could damage your Jones Act claim. Unemployment vs. Jones Act Claims Unemployment benefit programs provide temporary income to employees whose jobs were terminated by their employer….

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