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Helping with maritime construction, maintenance, dredging and oil service operations, deck barges play an important role in the US maritime industry, with thousands currently in operation. Deck barge employees face serious hazards that can result in injury or that can even be fatal. This is why companies that employ deck barge staff should ensure that operations are being run as safely as possible.

Barge Accidents

Barge hazards come in a variety of forms for maritime employees. The US Occupational and Safety Health Association designates that a company should operate with safety in mind to prevent accidents. A deck barge accident can seriously injure a maritime employee; therefore, companies must be careful during day-to-day operations.

A hazard that the deck barge staff must face is the potential for a slip, trip or fall that can lead them to go overboard. Barges should have flotation devices on hand in case of an overboard emergency. Equipment must be maintained on a barge, as well. If equipment fails, employees are at risk of being hit or crushed, resulting in hand, feet and limb injuries or head and spinal injuries from falling objects. Barges also feature tight, enclosed spaces that may also pose a hazard. If there is a gas or chemical leak, workers may be exposed to an unhealthy atmosphere that can result in injury or can be fatal. The most dangerous hazard that employees of a deck barge may have to face is explosion or fire. If fuel tanks are not stored properly, or wiring wears down, the chance of fire ignition increases.

To work on a deck barge, employees should be properly trained. With the right training, accidents will be less likely to occur as workers will know exactly what to do when something goes awry. Many accidents that occur on barges could have been prevented with the right procedure, so companies must manage operations appropriately.

Maritime employees who have been injured are covered under the Jones Act. If you think your company put employees at risk due to a disregard for safety, you should hold them accountable. Let the Cueria Law team help you and your family take your case to court. Our dedicated maritime lawyer will use their years of expertise to give you the best representation you deserve.

If you have been injured in a barge accident, please call our Gulf Coast maritime injury attorney for a free consultation at 800-899-7102.


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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

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.
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Lionel Vicknair
16:06 07 Dec 17

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