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Figuring out Fringe Benefits You’ve Lost Out On After an Accident

You may not be aware, but your employer provides you with more than just a paycheck as part of your employment with their company. When an offshore injury results in you losing time from working, you are not only losing pay but also the fringe benefits that you would be getting if you were still out on your Jones Act vessel.

Fringe benefits are accommodations necessary for your work out at sea, as well as additional types of compensation besides wages. Common fringe benefits include:

  • meals provided while on the job;
  • lodging or personal quarters;
  • health insurance;
  • retirement benefits; and
  • disability insurance.

When you are unable to work due to a serious offshore accident injury you are often disqualified from receiving these benefits. Because these fringe benefits are part of your rights as a seaman under the Jones Act insurance coverage, you may be able to seek these damages in your claim settlement.

Many injured seaman are not aware that incidentals like their meals and housing are part of their entitlement as a Jones Act employee and they may not know to seek them in a claim settlement. A Jones Act lawyer can help you learn about the damages under the Jones Act you may not be aware that you are entitled to.

Contact a New Orleans Jones Act Lawyer for Jones Act Insurance Help

Jones Act coverage provides you with certain protections your employer may not want you to know about. A Jones Act lawyer from The Young Firm in New Orleans, Louisiana, can help you if you have suffered offshore accident injuries on a vessel within the Jones Act coverage definitions.

Though we are based in Louisiana, we are ready and able to help injured victims throughout the U.S. Order our free Maritime Injury Law guide and/or our guide to what to do when you are injured offshore to learn all about your rights as an injured worker.

When you are ready to get started with your Jones Act insurance case, we urge you to contact us today for a FREE case evaluation – call 504-680-4100.

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