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Can You Recover From a Tailbone Injury After a Fall on a Commercial Fishing Boat?

The first decisions that you had to make were relatively easy-even if they were scary. When you were asked if you wanted to be airlifted from your commercial fishing vessel to shore you said yes. When you were asked if you consented to medical treatment you said yes. When you were asked if your wife or parents should be notified you said yes.

But Now You Are Worried

The treatment plan suggested by your doctor is not only expensive, but it also has you out of work for several pay periods. How are you going to afford it?

Don't let cost be the reason that you don't get medical treatment. As an injured seaman, you have the right to recover damages if you have been hurt doing your job. Those damages include compensation for:

  • Medical expenses. All of your medical costs, including things such as doctors' appointments, hospitalizations, surgeries and medications should be paid in full until you have reached the maximum medical improvement and a doctor determines that additional medical treatments will not improve your health any further. This is known as cure payments.
  • Living expenses. Your reasonable food and lodging costs should be covered if you are unable to work due to your injury. This is known as maintenance payments.

Additional damages may also be possible in some cases and should be discussed with your maritime attorney. To discuss your personal situation with an experienced maritime lawyer, please start a live chat with us now or use our online contact form to schedule a free consultation.

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