If you were injured in an offshore accident or while working aboard a seagoing vessel, the Jones Act applies to you. This is a set of laws designed to provide workers with legal rights meant to ensure their livelihood and their health. The laws apply to the families of those injured or killed while doing their work as well. However, you will need the expertise of an offshore injury attorney to determine if you can make a claim or not.
Why is an offshore injury attorney needed? Can’t you just review the facts on your own? Not really. Laws are complicated things and when you read law books it is unlikely that you will be able to explain with great precision or accuracy just what they mean. However, a offshore injury attorney can do just that, and they can also recognize where these laws apply to your claims.
If you are wondering whether you, or your employer, should be paying for the rehabilitation that is the result of an accident, it is time to contact an expert. Unfortunately, few claims are so simple and many people will agree to settlements that are not adequate to their legal rights or to their needs. This is why it is important to speak with a legal expert as soon as possible after an accident has occurred.
The professionals at Kirkendall Dwyer LLP are available for consultations and will review all of the details of a case. They will then counsel their clients as to the best path to follow. Not all cases are going to be provable, and the team at Kirkendall Dwyer LLP will be up front with those who are unlikely to enjoy a positive outcome. However, if there is legal right to claim compensation, the team will dedicate themselves to getting their client what is due to them under the terms of the law.