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  • “Mr. Hofmann and his staff had a genuine concern about my well being; they even sent a gift when my baby was born.”

    “With a child on the way I was concerned about how I would support my family. I was injured on my first trip on a commercial fishing boat and was uncertain about my rights as a seaman.   Paul Hofmann explained the process clearly, and he answered all my questions. Mr. Hofmann and his staff had a genuine concern about my well being; they even sent a gift when my baby was born. I was very happy with my settlement and have invested a portion of the funds in a new business."

    James F.
  • “I consulted with other lawyers who told me I could not pursue a lawsuit.”

    “I sustained a serious back injury when I fell off an unsafe gangway on a barge. I consulted with other lawyers who told me I could not pursue a lawsuit. I met with Tim Schweitzer and he agreed to handle my lawsuit. I was extremely happy with the result.”

    Kevin B.
  • “I knew that the 46 years I spent working in hazardous environments contributed to my disease but did not know what my rights were.”

    “My doctor told me in 2003 I could no longer work as a dock builder because I had asbestosis, COPD, asthma and emphysema. I applied for Social Security and my pension. I thought this would be the only thing I was entitled to.   I knew that the 46 years I spent working in hazardous environments contributed to my disease but did not know what my rights were. I contacted the Law Firm of Hofmann & Associates and they were able to get me benefits under the Longshore Workers Compensation Act. After a long, hard-fought battle I collected 5 years of back-dated benefits. I was very happy with the way they fought for me keeping me apprised of what was happening every step of the way."

    Karl D.
  • “Timothy Schweitzer, an ex-dock builder himself, did an excellent job handling my case, and I was very happy with the result.”

    “I settled my case for a confidential amount of money prior to trial. I was a dock builder injured when I fell from an elevated work platform onto the deck of a barge on a construction project. The elevated work platform was inadequate, it was not secured, it did not have railings and did not protect me from elevation-related hazards. The incident caused me to sustain multiple injuries, including a fractured left leg, a fractured left ankle and a dislocated left ankle. Timothy Schweitzer, an ex-dock builder himself, did an excellent job handling my case, and I was very happy with the result."

    Edward G.
  • “The smartest thing I did was to contact Paul Hofmann with the law firm Hofmann & Schweitzer. He and his wonderful staff helped me in getting the medical and psychological help that I needed to start the healing process.”

    “In late September 2012 I set sail out of New London Conn. on the Tallship Bounty. We ran into hurricane Sandy off the coast of North Carolina. The ship sank and Sandy took the life of the Captain and another crewmate. While battling the storm I suffered a broken hand and other injuries. In time I hoped my hand would fully heal but the worst thing I suffered was PTSD. PTSD will not show up on an X-ray but it is very real and very debilitating.   The smartest thing I did was to contact Paul Hofmann with the law firm Hofmann & Schweitzer. He and his wonderful staff helped me in getting the medical and psychological help that I needed to start the healing process. Through very intense negotiations with the insurance company, Paul was able to get me a very fair settlement. This money will help me to continue the healing process.   I highly recommend Mr. Hofmann and his very dedicated and talented staff."

    Chris B.
  • “With the settlement money I will be able to get myself out of debt, my children through college, and off public assistance.”

    “I was working on a friend's yacht as a deckhand. I had very little experience, and while tying up the boat to the dock I got my thumb caught in the bit. I lost the tip of my thumb.   I had no idea what my rights were or if I was entitled to bring a lawsuit. I had no significant earnings as a deckhand. Paul Hofmann was very understanding and helped me throughout the process. He arranged transportation for me to doctor appointments and visits to the office. I was very happy with the results.   With the settlement money I will be able get myself out of debt, my children through college and off public assistance. I can't thank Mr. Hofmann and his staff enough for his kindness and understanding."

    Cynthia O.