Choosing the right attorney makes all the difference in a personal injury case!

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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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25 Years

Of Experience

No Upfront Fees

On Our Cases

5 Star

Legal Representation

Easy Communication

With Our Office

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 term maintenance and cure is considered. At Cueria Law Firm, we are well-versed in maintenance and cure. We can easily help you to file a claim for compensation based on your injury. 

Understanding Maintenance and Cure

General maritime law includes the maintenance and cure principle. Based on this aspect, an owner of a sea vessel has to pay for living expenses like food and rent as well as a medical treatment until you are fully recovered. To receive such benefits, the injured party does not have to prove the owner of the vessel is required. 

The term ‘cure’ means that the shipowner has to pay medical expenses while the seaman is serving the ship, at no cost to the employee. The medical cure obligation of the employer is complete once the employee’s condition has improved and is fully healed. 

The term ‘maintenance’ refers to the shipowner providing the employee with a means to live while completing the rehabilitation process. The employee no longer requires maintenance when he can maintain himself and no longer needs help from the employer. 

Seamen will be able to receive compensation benefits for work injuries that will cover all healthcare costs. Once the maximum medical improvement has been reached, the seaman will no longer be provided with maintenance and cure. The employee may also be considered as healthy as they can be, even if a full recovery is not met. In this instance, maintenance and cure will not cover all medical treatment, pain, and suffering. You may need to seek additional compensation based on your individual case. 

At Cueria Law Firm, we understand maintenance and cure.

We can review your case and determine what will work best based on your legal needs. Our Louisiana personal injury attorneys will help you to file for compensation based on maintenance and cure or consider other legal actions to help you receive the monetary help you need based on injury. 

As an offshore employee, you have the legal right to receive maintenance and cure. The benefit is provided based on general maritime law. It does not matter who is at fault based on this law. Let our attorneys help you receive such compensation for your injuries.

Contact our office today to begin the review process of your case to determine the best legal action for a positive outcome based on your injuries.

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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.

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  • $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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There are many factors that can affect the outcome of your case, but time is often the most important. Call Cueria Law Firm today to speak to an attorney about your claim, and get started on the path to physical, emotional and financial recovery.

The team at Cueria Law Firm is here to assist you in all steps of your case - setting up doctor's appointments, starting an insurance claim, requesting a rental car, and more. We understand life after an accident can be overwhelming, but you aren't going through it alone.