Your Maritime Legal Rights Louisiana

Your Maritime Legal Rights Louisiana

Just like other industries, seamen are at risk of an injury due to a work-related accident. Because the maritime industry is so dangerous, the courts have recognized the need for laws and regulations to ensure employee protection. General maritime law protects employees by providing the opportunity for injured employees to claim compensation due to medical complications or suffering. At Cueria … Read More

Understanding Louisiana’s “No Pay, No Play” Law

Understanding Louisianas No Pay No Play Law

For most accidents in the state of Louisiana, the driver who is at fault in the accident is responsible for paying damages to the driver who was not at fault. This means that the at-fault driver’s insurance company would compensate the other driver for the injuries or property damages that they sustained.  But what if the injured party does not … Read More

Seamen Injuries Louisiana Attorney

Seamen Injuries Louisiana Attorney

Seamen is a term used to describe an individual who is assigned as an employee on a vessel out on the open seas. Such employment for seamen includes a deckhand, marine rigger, assistance cook, second officer and more. There are several positions that an employee can hold within a ship as it travels on the open waters. This category of … Read More

Common Questions About Maintenance and Cure New Orleans Attorney

Common Questions About Maintenance and Cure New Orleans Attorney

In the workplace, when an injury or accident takes place, the employee who is injured has the ability to file for compensation based on lost wages and medical expenses. In the offshore industry, employees have the same rights due to injury or accident when employed on oil rigs, offshore platforms, and other areas. When it comes to claiming compensation, the … Read More

Most Common Risks for Jones Act Seamen

Most Common Risks for Jones Act Seamen Louisiana

Seamen who work on vessels out on the open water are protected by the Jones Act when it comes to injury. Based on the legal aspects of the Jones Act, seamen can file a claim for compensation based on injuries they were subject to while employed. At Cueria Law Firm, we have represented several individuals who were injured on the … Read More

What is Unseaworthiness?

What is Unseaworthiness New Orleans Attorney

If you are a maritime employee, you have the right to file for compensation when injured on the job. One area where an individual can file a claim involves the seaworthiness of the vessel where you are employed. A claim may be filed under the Jones Act, based on if a vessel is deemed unseaworthy. Unsafe conditions on the vessel … Read More

Getting Help After a Maritime Injury New Orleans

Getting Help After a Maritime Injury New Orleans Attorneys

Unfortunately, for employees in the maritime industry, accidents and injuries are common. The industry is considered high-risk and one where employees are often subject to injury and even death. Some accidents, however, can be prevented. Employers of the maritime industry have a duty to protect seamen who work for them, but in some cases, the proper precautions are not met, … Read More

Safe Maritime Work Environments

Safe Maritime Work Environments Louisiana

Life as a seaman can be very dangerous. Above a vessel or oil rig, there can be accidents that occur leaving workers injured and even permanently disabled. From collisions and fires to falls and incidents involving equipment, the goal of the employer is to provide a healthy and safe maritime work environment. Employers are to provide quality equipment and tools … Read More

Safety for Oil Rig Workers

Safety for Oil Rig Workers New Orleans

If you or a loved one are an oil rig worker that has suffered an injury while on the job, you may be due monetary compensation. At Cueria Law Firm, we specialize in assisting individuals who work in the offshore industry when an injury occurs due to the negligence of someone else. Oil rig employees are at great risk for … Read More

When to File Suit in a Jones Act Case

When to File Suit in a Jones Act Case Louisiana

At Cueria Law Firm, our Louisiana personal injury attorneys have vast experience in handling cases involving the Jones Act. When it comes to working in the maritime industry, the employment positions come with a high-risk of injury or death. Large equipment and heavy loads are dealt with on a large vessel which can be dangerous within itself, not to mention … Read More