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Cueria Law Firm, LLC, Announces Quarterly Maritime Training Scholarship for Gulf Coast Seamen

With over 25 years working in maritime injury law, Attorney Brent Cueria of Cueria Law Firm, LLC, knows seamen love the work they do in the Gulf Coast. When these men and women come to Cueria Law Firm, LLC, for help with a maritime injury claim, they are often anxious to get back on the water.

But for many aspiring and current employees in the maritime industry, one major hurdle stands in the way of them furthering their maritime career – education and the money that it costs to receive the training.

That is why Cueria Law Firm, LLC is pleased to announce that starting in January of 2019 it will be awarding one seamen a scholarship to be applied toward his or her maritime training courses. The scholarship will be worth up to $500 and can be applied to most training courses at facilities across the Gulf Coast.

Who is Eligible to Apply?

Eligibility for the scholarship requires United States citizenship, a valid TWIC card, and meeting the prerequisites for the course or training applicants are hoping to apply the award to. The application includes employment and education histories, as well as a personal essay with questions about the applicant’s interest and time spent in the maritime industry.

How are Winners Chosen?

Applications will be reviewed by a team at Cueria Law Firm, LLC. Winners will be chosen based on commitment to career and individual need. Winners who take the time to explain what the opportunity would mean for themselves and their families are most likely to stand out. As such, Attorney Brent Cueria encourages each applicant to take the time to fill out the application
thoroughly.

How Can Seamen Apply?

Applications are open throughout the year, with winners chosen each January, April, July and October. The winners will have 10 days to respond and claim their award. Once the award is claimed, there will be a form outlining the terms of acceptance of the scholarship award. At this time the training facility will be contacted in order to provide them with the billing information necessary to apply the award. In the event that the course or training costs less than the total sum of the scholarship award, the fee will be paid in full, and the winner has no right to the additional funds.

The scholarship award will remain valid for 6 months, unless an emergency requires the winner to postpone taking the course. The team at Cueria Law Firm, LLC will evaluate each situation on a case by case basis before finalizing forfeiture.

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Why is Further Training So Important for Maritime Workers?

When working in the maritime industry, accidents are a common occurrence. In many cases, an accident leads to injury on a maritime vessel, due to human error. There have been reports of maritime accidents that are caused strictly by the actions of another person. From small fires to the improper usage of machinery, accidents can occur that lead to major injury or even death.

A lack of technical knowledge can lead to issues onboard a ship or on a rig. If an individual is operating a crane and they do not know how to do so properly or do not follow protocols, an accident can occur due to dropped cargo. Victims of these types of incidents can be severely injured or even killed due to the error of the crane operator.

Additional issues can arise when employees make decisions without all the pertinent information, do not properly follow procedures, or have inadequate knowledge of the ship’s operating system. When an individual acts negligently, they can cause issues on board which can lead to others being hurt or worse, death.

At Cueria Law Firm, LLC, we focus on helping seamen who have been injured due to the negligence of someone else. By learning more about your rights, you can find out if seeking legal counsel and compensation for your injuries are an option. You can schedule a free consultation with our maritime injury attorney by calling (504) 525-5211.

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Awards & Honors

Attorney Brent Cueria founded the Cueria Law Firm, L.L.C. located in New Orleans, in order to focus on the representation of injured individuals, where his true passion is. Mr. Cueria uses his past experience to diligently advocate for the injured and disabled clients he now represents against the insurance companies.

OUR RESULTS

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THEMSELVES

  • $475,000

    Jones Act Seaman Injured in Oil Spill

  • $475,000

    Jones Act Seaman Orthopedic Injury

  • $400,000

    Passenger in Truck Crash Trial

  • $1,250,000

    Tractor Trailer Injury

  • $1,500,000

    Automobile Accident Settlement

  • $2,000,000

    Hotel Premises Liability Settlement

Positive Client Reviews

I had a good experience with this firm. The staff was professional and protected my personal interest. I would definitely recommend them.
Tameka Lewis
Tameka Lewis
22:35 07 Feb 19
Mr. Cueria was amazing, helped me beyond my expectations, they answer the phone and respond promptly to their clients. Very easy going, respectful, and professional.
April Washington
April Washington
21:59 10 Jan 19
Very nice reliable law firm... we really had good experience with him. And we are really thankful. I recommend him to everyone.
Salwan Ibrahimi
Salwan Ibrahimi
22:43 08 Nov 18
Mr. Brent is a great personal injury attorney as well as a caring attorney. He is always available to talk and answer all our questions. Mr. Brent does not take you on as just a client. He treats you like family.
Rashonda Matthews
Rashonda Matthews
17:11 01 Nov 18
The BEST in New Orleans!! I came into this office not knowing what would be the outcome of my case, and Brent assured me he got this! A big thanks to him and his staff for all your hard work!! I’m telling you if you need someone to represent he’s definitely the guy to call!! Love you guys! Until next time !😁
Allison Johnson
Allison Johnson
15:40 11 Oct 18
Highly recommended!! He’s a very caring attorney!! Gets the job done!!
Juju Giambe
Juju Giambe
21:14 22 Mar 18
Great experience. Very professional and personal at the same time. Highly recommended.
Hortense Ambrose
Hortense Ambrose
17:33 05 Mar 18
Mr. Cueria is very professional and works hard to assure that you received the best of outcome possible. Mr. Cueria and his staffed worked diligintly to give me the best settlement possible. I was very satisfied. -
Erica Ross
Erica Ross
13:17 07 Feb 18
I Love Mr. Brent. They handle me with tender loving care
Shannan Holmes
Shannan Holmes
08:55 30 Jan 18
This was my first experience ever having a lawyer and I was very grateful and it was very pleasant. Everything worked out for the best and I would definitely recommend Brent.
Lionel Vicknair
Lionel Vicknair
16:06 07 Dec 17

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