Maritime Injury FAQs

Can I Get Fired for Working with an Attorney?

First, it's important for injured or ill maritime workers to know that no one will know if you have talked with a representative from a maritime law firm, because it is their job to offer confidential consultations. Second, if a co-worker or employer is encouraging you not to speak with an attorney, it's a sign that you should seek legal counsel right away. That type of conduct usually indicates the party who caused your harm will be trying to evade their duty to compensate you for your medical expenses, lost income, and other damages. Your coworkers or employers may also try to discourage you from seeking help simply because they are not fully aware of maritime law. Finally, under general maritime law, a seaman who shows he was dismissed from his job because he brought a claim against his employer may be able to recover for his losses.

If you have been injured or believe you have some type of maritime accident claim you can file but are unsure about it, you absolutely need to seek the legal help of a trusted offshore attorney from Arnold & Itkin LLP.

You need to understand what your rights are, whether that leads to filing a claim or not. You should never feel out of place for contacting an attorney, because you never know how serious your case is until you ask. It is unethical for an employer to fire an employee because they sought the help of a legal professional. If it is proven that an employer dismissed an employee unlawfully, they could face serious ramifications and their employee will most likely receive compensation because of it. You shouldn't fear your employer because you as an offshore worker have certain rights that not even your employer can bar you from. To learn more about how a lawyer can help you, call (888) 493-1629 today.

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