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How Much is My Injury Case Worth?

This question is impossible to answer with a dollar amount as each case has different circumstances that play a part in determining the amount of compensation you will receive.

There are many questions to ask that go into determining the value of your case, such as:

  • Was the company negligent?
  • Was the vessel unseaworthy?
  • Is the company paying your maintenance and cure benefits?
  • How serious is your injury?
  • How much are your lost wages?
  • Are you wholly disabled or will you be able to work again?

Some of the additional factors used to determine the value of your Jones Act claim include but are not limited to past wage loss and loss of future earning capacity, past and future loss of fringe benefits, physical disfigurement, and physical pain and suffering. Your compensation can include payment toward the following:

  • Medical & Disability
  • Rehabilitation
  • Wrongful Death Benefits
  • Vocational Rehabilitation

There are three questions you can ask to determine whether you may be covered by the Jones Act:

  • Were you assigned to a ship or fleet?
  • Was that ship operating on a navigable waterway?
  • Were you a necessary part of the ship's operation?

If you are covered, you could not only receive payment for your injuries, but for pain and suffering and emotional trauma. It is crucial that you consult with a competent and experienced offshore injury attorney who will listen to the facts of your case and help you determine your claim's value rather than depending on your own calculations.

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