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

Protections for a Seaman

Protections for a Seaman New Orleans Attorney

As a seaman or other type of maritime worker, you are entitled to monetary compensation when injured on the job or becoming ill. Land-based employees rely on what is known as workers compensation when injured on the job, but those based on the sea rely on maritime law, including the Jones Act to be able to file for damages.  At … Read More

Types of Offshore Drilling Vessels

Types of Offshore Drilling Vessels Louisiana Attorney

If you work in the offshore drilling industry, you may find yourself aboard a variety of vessels. At Cueria Law Firm, we feel it is important for employees of offshore drilling vessels to have a better understanding of the vessel types and how employers are to ensure each vessel is properly maintained and offer a safe working environment. With proper … Read More

Do I Qualify for a Personal Injury Lawsuit?

qualify for personal injury lawsuit

At Cueria Law Firm, we specialize in assisting clients with personal injury cases. If you have been injured, you may be wondering if you qualify to file a lawsuit for your injuries. Determining if you should file a personal injury lawsuit will be dependent on several factors. Every state is different, so the location of your injury will need to … Read More