Has a Maritime Accident Left You With Medical Bills? Find Out About Maintenance and Cure Coverage
While your insurance may take care of some of these costs, some procedures and tests may not be covered by your medical insurance provider. However, if you are considered a seaman under the Jones Act, there are federal laws that will provide for maintenance and cure expenses to be covered by your employer.
If you are entitled to maintenance and cure, but your employer has denied you these benefits, you may be able to recover damages against your employer. Texas and Gulf Coast maritime workers and seamen who are injured on the job need to know that there are specific rules to follow in order to obtain this compensation.
If you have been denied maintenance and cure compensation or if you would like to get your medical expenses covered by your employer, you should talk to a knowledgeable Texas maritime law firm.
Experienced offshore injury attorneys like Bill Voss can give you legal advice and establish if you have been wrongfully denied maintenance and cure payments.
To determine if you are entitled to compensation, call the Voss Law Firm for a free legal consultation at 888-614-7730. We represent injured maritime workers in the Houston Ship Channel, Galveston Bay, Port of Houston, and Gulf Coast, as well as the Atlantic and Pacific Ocean.
The Voss Law Firm, P.C. represents clients on a local, national and international basis. We proudly serve companies and individuals along the Gulf Coast and around the globe on a contingency fee basis. Our law firm collects nothing unless we recover on our client's behalf.