When reporting your accident, it’s important to write down as much information about the incident as you can remember while it’s still fresh in your mind. Make sure to describe all factors that contributed to an unsafe workplace, including the following:
However, if you are unsure about certain details or are unsure about how to answer a question on your report, DO NOT provide an answer that may be used against you. The best answer to provide is something along the lines of, “I’m still investigating”.
If you are injured while working on a maritime vessel due to the negligence of your employer, boat owner, or fellow crew member, the most important thing you should do is to hire an experienced Louisiana Jones Act lawyer. Your lawyer can help you properly investigate and file a claim under The Jones Act to get you the compensation you deserve.