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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

Hazards of the Diving Industry

hazards of diving industry

At Cueria Law Firm, we provide services for a variety of work-related injuries, including those involved in the diving industry. Employment in the diving industry can range from tourism to construction and exploration of natural resources such as gas. Divers know their work must be completed underwater and that there is a danger present when doing so, no matter what the work entails. With commercial diving, there are safety risks involved and this industry is one of the most dangerous to work in. 

Understanding Common Diving Hazards

In general, the most common hazard to diving is being in danger of drowning while diving. Diving accidents can be attributed to sea creatures below the water or diving equipment that is defective. Medical conditions can occur underwater if the diver fails to follow the proper safety procedures while in the water. Training is a must and without it, one might develop a medical condition that is uncomfortable or even life-threatening. 

Medical Problems Common to Divers

  • Barotrauma—this condition occurs when the air pocket of the middle ear is affected by pressure underwater. This medical issue causes pain and damage to the ear if the equalizing process is not completed correctly by the diver. 
  • Nitrogen Narcosis—if nitrogen in the body of the diver becomes increased, it can create a narcotic effect. Judgment and sensory perception are affected.
  • Decompression Sickness—also known as the bends, this condition occurs when the pressure underwater increases and nitrogen in the body are also increased. A diver that moves to the surface too fast will see the pressure reduced and the nitrogen causes bubbles in the body which creates pain and even death in severe cases. 
  • Oxygen Toxicity—when divers go below the 135-foot mark, this condition can occur. The underwater pressure increases and the body takes on more oxygen. The extra oxygen at such depths can cause a nauseous feeling as well as seizures, losing consciousness or twitching, among other issues. 

Divers must be properly trained, and employers offer the needed training as well as quality equipment to ensure the diver stays safe while under water. Divers should have their qualification in order and be able to perform their work in a safe manner. A medical fitness certificate must also be obtained for the diver to be ready to work. 

Divers need to follow all safety rules and practices when working. However, despite doing this, divers are still at risk. If you are a diver who has experienced a medical condition due to no fault of your own, such as involving faulty equipment or improper training, give our office a call today.

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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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Positive Client Reviews

Had a Great experience. These guys are great and fast. They are on it. Y’all need to check out this law firm. Check them out u won’t be sorry but you will get a fair settlement because they are fair people. Been hurt??? Don’t wait. Call them today and let them litigate...
carolyn clay
carolyn clay
20:56 18 Jul 19
Brent is very professional and easy to work with. He made sure I was taken care of better than I expected. Very nice man and great team!
Kristin Marks
Kristin Marks
19:45 29 May 19
Mr. Brent Cueria does an amazing job! He was always available for any questions or concerns that I had. There was never a moment that he wouldn't take the time to help me out and keep me updated on the process of my case! A great attorney and an amazing guy!
Kevin Byrd
Kevin Byrd
15:59 08 May 19
Awesome caring firm that puts the clients needs first always. Brent was an exceptional lawyer and good person. I highly recommend Cueria Law Firm.
Cat D
Cat D
14:19 24 Apr 19
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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