You do what you have to do. It's not in your nature to whine or to need someone else to take care of you. If it was, then fishing in the Northern Atlantic Ocean would likely be a poor career choice.
Yet that doesn't mean you need to do everything on your own. You may be a strong commercial fisherman who is good at your job-you're able to withstand the physical demands of fishing and are a valued member of the crew-and you can still accept help after an Atlantic fishing accident.
Accepting Help Doesn't Make You Less of a Fisherman
In fact, accepting the following kinds of help may help you heal faster and get back to your vessel. If you have been injured in a fishing accident, you should consider the following:
- Get medical help. A diagnosis and treatment plan is essential to your recovery.
- Allow others to care for you. Let others help you with your physical recovery and with day-to-day tasks as needed.
- Get legal help. Allow a lawyer to advise you about your legal rights and options.
Don't let your pride prevent you from getting the help you need to maximize your recovery and protect your future.
Learn More Today
You have the rest of your life ahead of you; if you have been hurt in an Atlantic fishing accident, you deserve to know how to protect yourself. You can learn more by reading our FREE book, The Legal Rights of Injured Seamen, Dockbuilders, Dredgemen and Other Commercial Mariners: Ten Important Questions Answered.
Also, you can give back to the Atlantic commercial fishing community by leaving a comment on this blog to let other injured fishermen know what helped you after you were hurt.