Many maritime workers shy away from filing legitimate injury claims when they are hurt in maritime accidents because they are afraid that they will be blacklisted or blackballed in the industry. In other words, they are afraid that nobody will hire them again because they’ve filed a claim.

It is important to understand that not every maritime employer blacklists or blackballs maritime employees who make legitimate claims. It is often maritime workers who file frequent and frivolous lawsuits who are blacklisted.

However, if you have a legitimate claim, then you should not only file it with impunity, but you should file it with the expectation that you will recover the damages that you need and deserve.

For more information about your potential right to damages and how filing a claim may impact your ability to work in the maritime industry in the future, please contact a maritime injury lawyer at Hofmann & Schweitzer, 1-800-362-9329 or via our online contact form. Our maritime accident lawyers will give you an honest opinion about whether your maritime injury claim will hurt your chances of working again.
Paul T. Hofmann
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Focused on personal injury, with an emphasis on maritime, railroad and construction worker tort claims.