Maritime law requires a qualified attorney
Offshore accidents are not under the same branch of laws that cover other personal injury or workers’ compensation cases. That said, not every attorney has the credentials to take on these cases. Attorneys who take on maritime injury cases must have a deep understanding of maritime law.
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What you should do next
The first thing you should do upon being suffering a maritime injury is to complete an accident report right away.
Your employer may ask you to sign additional paperwork, but avoid doing so until your attorney reviews it and is present with you. Taking this necessary precaution will prevent you from signing your rights away, which could include how much of a settlement you take. Another thing you want to avoid doing is having your statement recorded before you’ve been advised by legal counsel.
Also, keep in mind that the company may have an appointed doctor already available. While you are free to get checked out by this doctor, it’s in your best interest to get a second opinion from your own doctor.