Whether you were hurt soon after leaving Point Pleasant, New Jersey or you were hurt well out in the Atlantic Ocean, an accident or incident report should have been created after your injury on a commercial fishing boat.The report should accurately document the accident that resulted in your injury. However, that doesn't always happen.
Request a Copy
As a commercial fisherman who has been hurt at sea, you have the right to see the report. You should request the report so that:
- You can be sure that it was filed.
- You can make sure that the details of the accident are accurate.
- You can make sure that the details of your injury are accurate.
- You can find out what you are up against.
The accident report is important. It may provide clues as to how your employer intends to handle your claim. However, don't be discouraged if it is inaccurate.
Instead Learn How to Pursue a Fair Legal Recovery
The Jones Act and other maritime laws protect the rights of injured seamen. If you have been hurt while working on a commercial fishing boat off the New Jersey coast, then you need to learn more about how these laws apply to you and about what you can do to protect your fair recovery. You can start the process today by requesting a free copy of our publication, The Legal Rights of Injured Seamen and Other Commercial Mariners, and by starting an online chat with us now. Together, we will fight to get you the recovery that you deserve.