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If you have a question about maritime medical expenses, contact the attorneys at The Young Firm (serving Baton Rouge and New Orleans, Louisiana).
The Young Firm
400 Poydras Street, Suite 2090
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130
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You have the right to receive your medical expenses from your employer if you suffer a maritime injury while at work. There are several important points to remember about this basic maritime right. If you have questions about your medical expenses, please contact the lawyers at The Young Firm (serving New Orleans and Baton Rouge, Louisiana).
First, your maritime employer should pay for your medical expenses from your choice of treating physician. Our attorneys have found that often, maritime employers will require an injured worker to go to a company doctor for initial treatment and an offshore medical report. Then, if the company doctor states that the injured worker does not need further treatment, the maritime employer will can use this opinion as an excuse to refuse further medical treatment. It is very important that you see your own physician immediately following your injury so that you can avoid this common trap.
It is also important to remember that you are entitled to future medical expenses which may be necessary due to your maritime injury. Many employees will try to resolve their maritime injury case themselves and simply have the employer pay some amount of money for future medical expenses. It is simply impossible to guess or estimate the cost of your future medical expenses unless you have been to qualified independent physicians who have performed significant medical testing to determine your condition as well as your prognosis for the future. Our office has handled numerous cases in which independent physicians have identified future medical costs which would have never been identified by company doctors. Basic, but sophisticated, medical testing is necessary to properly handle your maritime injury claim and our lawyers are familiar with these tests.
If you have any questions about maritime law, and your right to medical expenses, contact our lawyers at The Young Firm (serving New Orleans, Baton Rouge, and surrounding areas). We have helped many injured maritime workers obtain money for future medical expenses and we can discuss your rights with you. We may even be able to arrange for medical treatment and testing.