New Orleans Longshore & Harbor Workers’ Act Attorney

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25 Years

Of Experience

No Upfront Fees

On Our Cases

5 Star

Legal Representation

Easy Communication

With Our Office

New Orleans Longshore & Harbor Workers’ Act Attorney

Longshore Act Claims Learn More: Longshore Act Claims The Federal Workers compensation statute named The Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act enables workers working on fixed platforms over navigable waters as well as on or near waters to present claims...

Longshore Act Claims

The Federal Workers compensation statute named The Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act enables workers working on fixed platforms over navigable waters as well as on or near waters to present claims against their employer. Benefits may apply if a person is injured while working on a fixed platform, at a dock, or even on land that is near water in some cases. This Act provides for compensation and medical benefits to injured workers. The amount of compensation benefits will depend upon the extent of the injury. Injuries to the back, neck or shoulder may allow for a substantial payment because they are not “scheduled injuries.” Other injuries are considered “scheduled injuries” and will have a set payment amount based upon a schedule of payments.

On many occasions, employers will pay an employee based upon the State Compensation Schedule rather than the Federal Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation rate. Our Louisiana Maritime Injury Law Firm is experienced in applying the most favorable compensation scheme to the injured employee. In almost all instances, the Federal Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Scheme will be the more generous plan.

Injured Longshore employees may sometimes have a claim against parties other than their employer that caused or contributed to their accident and injury. In those circumstances, a lawsuit can be filed against the negligent parties and the employee is able to seek full recovery from these parties for pain and suffering, loss of past and future earnings, past and future medical expenses and all other damages provided under general tort law. The investigation of third party claims is essential to properly protecting the interests of the injured Longshore employee in order to maximize recovery rights under the law. This is important because under the Federal Compensation Scheme, there are no benefits for pain and suffering. Occasionally, the employee can sometimes file a lawsuit against his employer if that employer owned or operated any vessel where the employee’s accident may have occurred. In that instance, Pain and Suffering damages would be allowed as in a third party claim.

Finally, Jones Act claims and Longshore claims often overlap and can be difficult to determine which law applies. In most cases, it is more favorable for an employee to pursue a claim under the Jones Act if there is a question of which law will apply. Under the Jones Act the employee is able to sue his employer and any third parties who may have caused or contributed to his accident and injury. As discussed earlier, Jones Act Seamen are afforded special protection and are considered “wards of the court”. Additionally, without regard to fault, they are also entitled to maintenance and cure (medical treatment) at the cost of the employer or vessel operator/owner until reaching the point of maximum medical improvement (when they can get no better).

Our National Maritime Law Firm has handled many cases in which we were able to substantially improve the recovery for the injured worker because we were able to apply the Jones Act to situations that could have been resolved for substantially lesser amounts under the compensation scheme. The application of these laws to the facts of each case can be complicated. We handle Longshore and Maritime claims on a regular basis and will be able to discuss your rights depending upon the facts of your accident.

Do you have a claim? Contact us or call us at 1-800-899-7102.

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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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  • $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

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.
Lionel Vicknair
Lionel Vicknair
16:06 07 Dec 17

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