Should you hire a lawyer or try to handle a maritime accident by yourself? No matter the extent of your injuries, it’s a good idea to talk with a specialized attorney before you write off your workplace accident on the water. Here’s why.
It’s Different on the Water
A work injury or accident at sea is different from a work related injury that happens on land, for many obvious reasons. For example, 85% of workers compensation claims have to do with slips on slick floors — but when you work on water, having a solid pair of sea legs is part of the business.
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