Belmont County, Ohio
Steven Schletker is an experienced attorney who focuses on representation of Jones Act seamen, deckhands, engineers, mates and other tow boat crew members. He also works with Longshoremen injured on the Ohio River, Lake Erie, the Kanawha River and other inland waterways.
Workers who are injured on the job may be covered by the Longshore Act, Jones Act or General Maritime Law. For people who are not experienced in processing legal claims, understanding how and where to file a claim is challenging. Steven Schletker has been processing these and other work related river injury claims for more than 20 years.
Injured workers have trusted him with their claims for many reasons:
- Steven Schletker has successfully prosecuted maritime and Longshore claims for many years.
- Steven Schletker works one on one with the client to create a plan of action specific to his/her needs. Working in an individualized manner allows the client to effectively express his/her case or cause of action.
- When working with Steven Schletker, clients understand that he is a true advocate for their needs because of his dedication and personalized attention to each individual.
- Steven Schletker cares about his clients and their rights. He works with clients to help them claim the compensation to which they are entitled.
When you are injured on the job, expenses can accumulate quickly. You need to find an attorney who will work with you to ensure you are properly compensated. Steven Schletker provides a free consultation to determine the proper procedure for your claim. There are no upfront costs or fees. A retainer payment is not required. Steven Schletker receives payment only when he successfully prosecutes your case.
Belmont County lives up to its name, which in French means “beautiful mountain”. Its location nestled between rolling hills and the Ohio River provides the landscape for breathtaking scenery. Belmont County was one of the first counties settled in Ohio. It was opened for settlers in the 1800’s.
Belmont’s location along the Ohio River provides its residents with the opportunity for employment working on or near the river. As an abundant resource in Belmont County, water provides the means for work and recreation throughout the area. Natural flows of water through Belmont County measure more than six billion gallons per day.
If you or a family member are injured while working on the river, the first step in protecting yourself is to contact an experienced attorney who practices Jones Act, General Maritime Law, river injury and Longshore cases. Sometimes what seems to be a major issue can be worked out with a few phone calls or letters. Sometimes a law suit has to be filed and formal proof submitted. In either event, Steven Schletker will work with you to develop your case. Each case is different. The correct remedy for one client may not work for another. Steven Schletker will take the time to identify what you want out of the case. He has represented a variety of clients with work related injuries on the river.
In order to ensure your rights are protected it is important to obtain sound legal advice. Call Steven Schletker at 800-254-7487 to discuss your claim and explore your options.