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‘$10,000 PER FINGER’ AND OTHER LAWSUIT MYTHS
Some popular myths that are heard offshore are that each finger is “worth” ten-thousand dollars ($10,000) or that maintenance, (the daily payment for living expenses while a seaman is injured), is always eight dollars ($8) per day. These rumors are simply not true.
Maintenance is determined based on each individual’s living expenses and, while still inadequate to provide for a family, is often owed at thirty-five dollars ($35) to forty dollars ($40) per day. Compensation for injuries varies depending on a number of factors and there is no flat fee for each injured body part. The loss of one finger is very different from the loss of five fingers and the damages resulting from each injury are calculated according to each individual circumstance.
No judge or jury has a list valuing a single finger at a flat $10,000 or $50,000 for five fingers. Discuss your unique situation today by calling Strauss and King at (504) 523-0033 or toll free at (888) 4BERNEY. You owe it to yourself to know your rights. All calls are completely confidential and there is no obligation to hire an attorney.
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