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Maritime Injury Lawyer

Maritime Injury Lawyer

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There have been several recorded offshore oil rig injury cases that were able to not only force their entitlement to collection of medical benefits and lost wages, but an additional lawsuit was filed against the insurance company involved for their threatening and illegal tactics.
There have been several recorded offshore oil rig injury cases that were able to not only force their entitlement to collection of medical benefits and lost wages, but an additional lawsuit was filed against the insurance company involved for their threatening and illegal tactics.

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Published by: maritime injury lawyer on Nov 09, 2007
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Offshore oil rig injury lawyers are tallying up the wins against large businesses thatbelieve they can sneak under the radar and shirk their Jones Act obligations. Of course, in doing so these companies lose more money as they are forced to shell outcompensatory damages as well as attorneys fees on top of the settlement or awardfigure, but they keep trying to blow off their obligations nonetheless. Why?Because the Jones Act leaves a few doors open to large businesses, it is not ablanket policy that covers every incident under every circumstance. If big businessesbelieve they are in exception from the Jones Act, they are likely to follow throughwith negative compensation for injured workers. This notion in the hands of anopposingoffshore oil rig injuryattorney is like feeding chum to sharks. It isreprehensible the lengths that big businesses will go to in order to avoid having toshell out medical or funeral expenses in the event of an injury. Offshore oil riginjury cases can be cited over the last ten years that illustrate this point vividly.Oil companies are in this business to profit, and people and their safety and healthsimply get in the way of higher profits. Every corner that can be cut, especiallyrising insurance costs due to injury, is cut with a vengeance, and anyone who triesto get their due without the assistance of a lawyer is going to have a serious uphillbattle on their hands. Luckily, the resources are available to those in need with asimple call to a competentoffshore oil rig injury lawyer. One of the biggestmistakes many injured workers make in dealing with their lawsuit is not callingtheir attorney fast enough. During the time that the injured party is directlycommunicating with the insurance company and their own company, people arecollecting information which can easily be misconstrued into something totallydifferent than its original intention. This is a long practiced ploy by insurancecompanies so that by the time anattorney gets involved, they feel as though theyhave gathered enough personal information to really shove their responsibilitiesaway. Fortunately for the injured party, these techniques do not work well in theface of an offshore oil rig injury case.An offshore oil rig injury lawsuit is far from a walk in the park. Yet highly skilledand competent attorneys are usually able to shield their clients from much of thestress while still keeping them informed. The job of the injured party is to get betterto the best of theirability. This becomes a much more difficult task when theinsurance company is shoving its muscle around and creating high levels of stress.In nearly every case that starts with a cooperative injured party and culminates inthe court room, the insurance company involved tossed around muscle and quietlybullied clients with subtle threats of improper treatment and short term benefits.This, of course, is actually illegal, although very difficult for even the best of theoffshore oil rig injury lawyers to prove.There have been several recorded offshore oil riginjury casesthat were able to notonly force their entitlement to collection of medical benefits and lost wages, but anadditional lawsuit was filed against the insurance company involved for theirthreatening and illegal tactics. This is a rare event, but the simple precedent does put

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