Has your life been changed forever by an injury you got while you were working on a vessel, barge, or rig? Along with the costs of your medical treatment, your lost wages, and other damages under the Jones Act, you should know that you may be able to legally recover the future costs of an injury, as well. But you will probably need the help of a highly experienced attorney to do so effectively.
Future damages are not automatically granted in every Jones Act case, even when it seems clear that your injury will continue to affect you for life. However, if you can work with an experienced attorney and successfully prove that you are likely to have future costs that directly related to your injury, then you may be able to get compensation for:
- Loss of future income. This might include the loss of your wages, benefits, and even the loss of future career advancement because of your injury.
- Ongoing medical needs. This might include necessary follow-up visits, tests, surgeries, treatments, and even likely complications resulting from the injury.
- Pain and suffering. It is possible to be compensated for the pain, suffering, and hardship you and your family have gone through since you’ve been injury—and what you are expected to continue to go through in the future.
Don’t wait any longer to get answers about your Jones Act case. If you have questions, or if you are ready for a completely free and confidential case review, reach out to our experienced attorneys at 877-724-7800.