Do You Know How to Recover From an Atlantic Commercial Fishing Injury

Recovering from an Atlantic Commercial Fishing Injury is Possible and Here’s How

Paul Hofmann
Specializes in personal injury, with emphasis on maritime, railroad and construction worker tort claims

The water is cold, the weather is unpredictable, the equipment is dangerous, and you are many miles from land. These are just some of the risks that you face every day as a commercial fisherman in the northern Atlantic. They are risks that you accept as part of the job, and they are risks that you should respect. However, you should also respect yourself and know that you deserve a fair and just recovery if you are injured at sea.

Five Steps to Take to Protect Your Recovery

It can be difficult to know what to do when you are in a situation you have never been in before and are suffering physical pain. Here are five things that you can do today to help your own recovery after an Atlantic commercial fishing accident:

  • Get medical help. You need to know the problem and how to fix it.
  • Follow your doctor’s treatment plan. Do not go back to work before you have medical clearance—even if you are being pressured to do so by your employer.
  • Do not give a recorded statement or sign any papers before seeking legal advice. This could limit your potential recovery.
  • Do not wait until your physical recovery is complete to protect your legal and financial recoveries. You can protect all of your recoveries at the same time—the sooner the better!
  • Call an experienced maritime lawyer. Then, you can be sure that all of your rights will be protected.

Remember, you are not alone during this painful and confusing time.

You Probably Still Have Questions

Who should you trust? What kind of recovery can you expect? What should you do, or not do, to protect yourself?

The answers to these questions are complex. A complete answer would require more than can be shared in this article. However, you can learn the answers by browsing the free videos and articles on our website, downloading our free publication, The Legal Rights of Injured Seamen, Dockbuilders, Dredgemen And Other Commercial Mariners: Ten Important Questions Answered, and contacting us today at 1-800-3-MAY-DAY for a free consultation.