Workers' compensation traditionally refers to any case in which an employee seeks damages for a work-related accident. For more than 40 years, the Law Offices of John W. Merting, P.A., has concentrated on claims arising from maritime employment — many of which are covered by the Jones Act, the Unseaworthiness Doctrine, and General Maritime Law.
If you or a family member has a maritime industry workers' compensation claim and the employer or insurance carrier is pressuring you to settle your case, contact attorney Merting today to schedule a free consultation. Without an experienced lawyer, you risk losing your right to future medical care and coverage under Medicare.
The Law Offices of John W. Merting, P.A., also handles third-party claims involving longshoremen and harbor workers under the federal Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act (LHWCA). Third-party claims give injured workers the opportunity to gain compensation both from their employers' insurance and any negligent third parties, such as the manufacturers of defective products or employees of other companies.
If You Have Been Hurt At Work On Land Or Sea, Seek Experienced Legal Help
If you have suffered a serious personal injury, do not worry about which type of legal case you are facing. Contact our maritime workers' compensation lawyer and get his advice in a free consultation. No matter whether he takes your case, Attorney Merting will speak with you personally, at no charge. If he takes your case, he will work on contingency, meaning he will charge you nothing unless he obtains compensation for you.
At the Law Offices of John W. Merting, P.A., we have more than four decades of experience in maritime law handling complicated cases involving catastrophic and career-ending injuries, such as traumatic brain injuries. We also represent families who have lost loved ones to wrongful death.
Attorney Merting has a wide scope of experience and is happy to share his guidance with anyone who needs help with a maritime workers' compensation claim. He handles all cases personally, never passing clients off to paralegals or assistants.
The Maritime Law Firm Other Attorneys Turn To
Because of his more than 40 years of experience among other attorneys and doctors, attorney Merting receives many attorney referrals.
These are especially important aspects of serious maritime workers' compensation claims, as these measures can ensure injured people will not lose Social Security, Medicaid, or Medicare coverage.
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Whether you have been injured or are representing an injured party in a maritime workers' compensation case, contact us today to schedule a free consultation. From law offices near Gulf Breeze, Florida, Mr. Merting represents clients nationwide and worldwide who have been injured at sea.