Loss of Earning Capacity After an Offshore Accident

Loss of Earning Capacity After an Offshore Accident

Offshore accidents can cause lifelong injuries. Lost earning capacity refers to a decrease in an individual’s ability to earn income. This decrease is due to a disabling work related accident.
A worker can receive financial benefits that compensate for their lost earning capacity. Factors used to determine what an individual could have earned prior to their injury include:
  • Age
  • habits
  • health
  • education
  • training
  • skills
 
 
Proving loss of earning capacity in a personal injury case is difficult. Therefore, it is essential to enlist the help of an attorney.
An attorney can collect testimonies of experts and get the most benefits possible. A physician must testify that an injury’s symptoms will persist into the future. Another expert needed may be a vocational specialist. A vocational expert will be able to determine an injury’s effect on employment. Finally, a forensic economist can determine the amount of financial loss due to an injury.

 

 

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Offshore accidents can cause lifelong injuries.

Workers’ Compensation Programs and Laws

The Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs, Division of Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation oversees offshore injuries and death. The OWCP reviews claims to ensure prompt and accurate pay of benefits. However, the OWCP will not give an injured worker legal advice or help. Therefore, it is important to have the representation of a personal injury attorney.

The Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA) is an extension of the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act. Most importantly, the OCSLA covers workers on offshore drilling rigs. The Act is a federal law that ensures the payment of compensation. Including medical care, and vocational rehabilitation to workers injured offshore.

If you or a family member were in an offshore accident, you need the help of an attorney. An employer’s insurance company will fight to pay the least amount of benefits possible. The Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess has over 20 years of experience with offshore workers. Our staff and attorneys will fight to get you the maximum amount of benefits possible. Call our office today for a FREE review of your case. We typically work on a contingent agreement basis, which means our fees are contingent upon the outcome of your case.

Don’t Delay! You may have a valid claim! Let us help you get your compensation before the statute of limitations expires!