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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

Maritime Burn Injury Attorneys New Orleans

maritime burn injury attorney new orleans

The maritime industry is a dangerous one for every employee. Whether you work on an oil rig or vessel, you are at risk of injury. One area of injury that commonly takes place in offshore employment is burn injuries. Dealing with electrical equipment on a regular basis as well as oil, gas and other flammable chemicals, burns can occur and lead to severe injury or death. It is important to know the risk of burn injury as well as what to do if you have been injured. If a burn took place due to improper safety equipment or inadequate safety precautions, then you may be due compensation from your employer. At Cueria Law Firm, we can help you determine if filing for compensation is your next step.

Understanding Burn Severity

A burn is classified as an injury to the skin that was caused by heat, chemicals, radiation, electricity or other causes. A burn can be mild to life-threatening, classified into three categories: First degree burns, second degree, and third degree.
With a first-degree burn, the injury is superficial and affects only the outer layer of skin. The burn can be red and the pain tolerable. Minor treatment will be needed to treat this type of burn. A second-degree burn is the next level, which includes the outer and deeper layers of skin. Blistering can occur and if there is nerve damage, then pain may be significant. Medical treatment by a professional will be needed to avoid an infection.

A third-degree burn is when the outer layer of skin is burned away due to the injury. Significant damage can be present, affecting muscle and the bone. Scarring and skin loss can occur with this burn injury type. Surgery and skin grafts may be needed to repair the damage. There are fatal complications that can occur due to third-degree burns including shock, infection and respiratory distress.

Fourth, fifth and sixth-degree burns do exist and are usually fatal. The skin is burned away at these degree levels and muscle plus bone damage are present. Paralysis can occur and burn areas may require portions of the body to be amputated.

Seeking Compensation

If you have been injured while employed within the maritime industry, it is important to know your rights. A burn injury can be severe and cause disability, including losing the ability to work on a full-time basis. When you are affected by a fire injury, seek legal assistance via Cueria Law Firm to see if you can file a claim. Our Louisiana personal injury attorneys are ready to provide you with the legal assistance needed to seek compensation for your burn injury. Contact our office 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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  • $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.

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