6 Common Questions About Maritime Injury Cases

May 27, 2015 | J. Price McNamara
6 Common Questions About Maritime Injury Cases

Hundreds of workers are injured each year while working on or around the water.  When this happens, maritime law is often used to file a claim and recover damages from another party.  Maritime law can be a complex and challenging area of law.  Below are six common questions that you might have as an injured maritime worker and the answers you need to proceed with your maritime case.

Question:  I was injured while working on or near the water.  What can I do?

Answer:  Your first step is to, contact J. Price McNamara who can help you pursue a lawsuit and recover damages.  In most instances, if you were injured while working on or near the water then you may be entitled to file a claim under general maritime law, the Jones Act, the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Act, or the Death on the High Seas Act.

Question:  I have been injured in a maritime accident where should I go for legal help with my case?

Answer: J. Price McNamara represents maritime workers , Jones Act seamen, longshoremen, deckhands, oil rig workers, barge workers and various other types of maritime workers on the Mississippi River and in the Gulf of Mexico.  If you've been injured while working on an oil rig, floating crane barge, crew vessel, supply vessel, cargo ship, tanker, fishing vessel, drill ship, construction barge, towboat, tugboat, or other floating vessel or structure then please contact us today to find out how we can help you with your maritime case.

Question:  If I bring a lawsuit against my employer, will I be blackballed from future maritime jobs?

Answer: Here at J. Price McNamara, we believe that there is no black list.  Moreover, there are laws that are designed to prevent any past, present or future employer from revealing and information about injuries that you may have gotten at your maritime job.  In fact, we have had several former clients who later returned to offshore work after settlements from their case and recovery from their injuries.

Question:  What much money can I get for my maritime injury lawsuit?

Answer: There is no guarantee of monetary compensation in any maritime case.  However, if you do receive compensation, the amount will depend on your situation, your injuries and several other factors.  If your case is successful, you may receive compensation for disfigurement, physical disability, medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, mental anguish, loss of enjoyment of life, loss of companionship, mental disability, property damage and/or loss of additional benefits.

Question:  J. Price McNamara is located in Louisiana, but I was injured in another state.  Can I still get help from your firm?

Answer: We've represented clients in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Arkansas, and Texas as well as workers injured in the Gulf of Mexico and Mississippi River.  In addition, we have helped injured seamen across the United States by working with their local attorneys to ensure they have a skilled and experienced maritime injury legal team on their side.

Question:  How do I get started?

 Answer: Getting started is easy.  You will need to contact our office and schedule your free case review.  This will help us to hear about your case and determine how we can help you get the most compensation for your injuries.  Call us now to get started.

Let J. Price McNamara Help You With Your Maritime Case

If you or someone you know has been injured during work on or near the water, you need a legal team that understands Maritime Law.  The attorneys at J. Price McNamara may be able to help you get the compensation you deserve from your Maritime injuries. With many years of focus on maritime law and Jones Act cases, our attorneys J. Price McNamara has an impressive legal track record and enjoys a stellar reputation in the Baton Rouge legal community and beyond.  A history of favorable verdicts and impressive settlements speaks to the skill and experience J. Price McNamara has with these types of cases.  Call us today for your free case review and let us get started on helping you!

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Losing my own brother, then my father and sister after long, disabling illnesses just a few months apart drove a career change for me. Before that experience, I never truly understood the place you’re in. I never understood the dramatic impact that receiving (or not receiving) the disability and life insurance benefits you paid for and counted on can have on your life especially when you need to focus on family and healing. What I experienced with my own family now drives the way I view my clients and my work, and I will never forget it!

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