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New Orleans Crush Injury Attorney What is a Crush Injury? A crush injury takes place when compression happens to a body part, causing damage to nerves, blood vessels, muscles, the bone or other tissues of the body. Forceful or prolonged…

New Orleans Crush Injury Attorney

What is a Crush Injury?

A crush injury takes place when compression happens to a body part, causing damage to nerves, blood vessels, muscles, the bone or other tissues of the body. Forceful or prolonged compression can cause the damage, with the majority of crush injuries involving the legs. Around 75% of crush injuries occur in the leg region, while 10% will occur involving the arms. At Cueria Law Firm, we have handled many crush injury cases and find that such injuries can be caused by heavy equipment and typically take place in a work environment. A crush injury can result in disability or even death. Amputation may be needed if the incident results in the limb that was crushed being unusable.

Crush injuries can lead to other medical issues for the victim including compartment syndrome, paralysis of the crushed limb, physiological disorders and amputation of a body part. Crush injuries are dangerous and potentially fatal. When a crush injury takes place, the compression is abnormal and will disrupt the normal function of the muscle cells. Cells are unable to receive calcium and potassium that they need, which leads to breakage. In the end, the muscles of the affected area break down and can release protein into the bloodstream. This is called myoglobin and this protein can cause rhabdomyolysis which leads to low blood pressure and vomiting.

If you suffer from rhabdomyolysis and are not treated as soon as possible, your crush injury may result in toxic shock, kidney failure or fatal injury. Medical assistance must be provided to prevent the kidneys from being damaged and to stabilize the patient’s blood pressure. Surgery is often needed in order to repair any damage to the tissues. Amputation is often the only option to effectively repair the body due to crush injury and this condition.

The long-term impact of a crush injury is often devastating as it can lead to constant pain and emotional issues such as depression. Individuals who suffer from a crush injury may be unable to work due to a missing limb or the side effects of the body caused by the injury.

What are the Common Causes of Crush Injuries?

Crush injuries often happen in a work environment when heavy machinery or machinery with moving parts are used during the daily work schedule. Equipment used in the workplace needs to be well-maintained and operated by trained employees. Workers need to know how the machinery operates and be able to use the machine without harming themselves or others. Employers must ensure that training is provided, and the machines are kept up to date with maintenance to avoid unwanted injury.

A crushing injury on the job will often involve the following components:

  • A dropped heavy load
  • Parts of moving machinery
  • Forklifts
  • Debris
  • Powered doors

Industrial work environments are often the place where the crushing injury occurs. Even oil rigs can be subject to such injuries. At Cueria Law Firm, our New Orleans personal injury attorneys have been involved in cases where employees of oil rigs were injured on the job. Heavy machinery and equipment are used on an oil rig on a daily basis and can be the cause of injury. Unsecured drill pipes can roll near workers and cause a crushing industry or materials can be dropped, resulting in the injury or death of an employee.

If you or someone you love has been involved in a crush injury, contact our law office today. We will review your case and help you file for compensation, providing you with the monetary help you need based on your physical condition.


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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.




  • $2,000,000

    Hotel Premises Liability Settlement

  • $1,500,000

    Automobile Accident Settlement

  • $1,250,000

    Tractor Trailer Injury

  • $475,000

    Jones Act Seaman Injured in Oil Spill

  • $475,000

    Jones Act Seaman Orthopedic Injury

  • $400,000

    Passenger in Truck Crash Trial

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Mr. Brent and his team his paralegals were very helpful in every step of the processes involving my legal dispute.They were completely understanding in every part of this.I am very thankful for them.
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21:43 26 Sep 19
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Kristin Marks
19:45 29 May 19
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15:59 08 May 19
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14:19 24 Apr 19
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Tameka Lewis
22:35 07 Feb 19
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April Washington
21:59 10 Jan 19
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Salwan Ibrahimi
Salwan Ibrahimi
22:43 08 Nov 18
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Rashonda Matthews
17:11 01 Nov 18
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15:40 11 Oct 18
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21:14 22 Mar 18
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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. -
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13:17 07 Feb 18
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Shannan Holmes
08:55 30 Jan 18
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Lionel Vicknair
16:06 07 Dec 17

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