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There are hundreds, if not thousands of personal injury attorneys. However, personal injury attorneys are not all the same. Each law firm has different goals as a business, and the strategies they use in their cases are aligned. Choosing a small firm with values that align with your personal goals for your case will give your case the attention and time it needs to get you the best possible outcome.

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Are You at Risk for Maritime Related Hearing Loss?

Cueria Law Firm LLC Jones act lawyer

There are two main types of hearing loss: sensorineural and conductive. Each of these types of hearing loss is characterized by different symptoms and can each be caused by different things. If this hearing loss occurs while working on a ship, oil rig or another vessel, you may have rights according to the Jones Act law.

Sensorineural hearing loss is caused by trauma and loud noises. With conductive hearing loss, the main causes are middle ear fluid, perforated eardrums and foreign bodies in the ear. There is no single set of causes for hearing loss for maritime industries or offshore workers; however, it happens often.

If you have suffered hearing loss while on the job, you may be able to hold your employer responsible. However, it is best to hire a Jones Act lawyer to know for sure.

Is Your Maritime Employer Responsible for Your Hearing Loss?

There are many maritime workers who accept the risks of the industry as “part of the job.” However, that is not the right way to view the situation. There are a number of federal and maritime laws in place to reduce or prevent these types of issues from occurring.

For example, if an explosion occurred on a ship, which in turn led to hearing loss, there are several ways the employer or owner of the ship can be determined liable. The best way to know for sure is to review maritime law and contact an attorney for clarification.

While hearing loss can occur after an explosion, it may also occur after a person is exposed to extreme conditions, after a blow to the head, or being exposed to ongoing sound without proper ear protection. If the employer has failed to take the proper safety precautions to prevent these situations, they may be deemed liable. A Jones Act lawyer can determine this for sure.

What to do if You Have Suffered Hearing Loss while On the Job?

If a person loses their hearing, they may not think it is that big of a deal. However, this is much more debilitating than many people believe. It can affect a person’s balance and make it difficult, if not impossible, to work on a ship or even solid ground. It also reduces a person’s quality of life, leaving them vulnerable to accidents because they are unable to hear warning sounds.

Regardless of if a person suffers partial or total hearing loss in one or both of their ears, they may find they are no longer able to work in the maritime industry. In fact, it may reduce the potential to do any type of rewarding work.

If you have suffered hearing loss because of maritime work, you may be able to hold your employer responsible. Contact us to learn more.

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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.

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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 !😁
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Allison Johnson
15:40 11 Oct 18
Highly recommended!! He’s a very caring attorney!! Gets the job done!!
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Juju Giambe
21:14 22 Mar 18
Great experience. Very professional and personal at the same time. Highly recommended.
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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
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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.
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