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Many different types of maritime accidents can occur due to the complicated and dangerous nature of maritime work.  Accidents can occur just a few feet from shore or miles offshore in deeper ocean waters.  Whether on an offshore oil rig...

Many different types of maritime accidents can occur due to the complicated and dangerous nature of maritime work.  Accidents can occur just a few feet from shore or miles offshore in deeper ocean waters.  Whether on an offshore oil rig or a spud barge on a waterway, if you are involved in a maritime accident, where your injury occurred may impact the kind of claim you can bring and the type of recovery you are entitled to. 


Different types of workers who may have maritime claims include harbor workers and longshoremen. These workers often work on wharfs, dry docks, terminals, piers, or other near-shore areas.  The types of work done in these areas include loading and unloading, vessel repair, building a vessel, other maintenance and care of vessels, along with near-shore drilling.  Near-shore drilling can take place three to ten miles from the shore often on drilling platforms.  The risk to workers participating in these activities is often considered not as great as on offshore rigs.


Offshore workers may have many different work duties including maintenance and repair, building pipelines, and offshore drilling.  This work often takes place on barges, drilling rigs, and floating platforms in the Gulf of Mexico.  Because of the long distance from shore, fire, on these platforms and rigs, is a serious danger. 

[x_button shape=”rounded” size=”large” float=”right” circle=”true” href=”” title=”Accidents in the Maritime Industry” info=”none” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover”]Types of Maritime Accidents[/x_button]Offshore workers who are injured on the job are entitled to compensation under the Jones Act as well as the Outer Continental Shelf Act.  The Jones Act applies to injured seamen and the Outer Continental Shelf Act covers longshoremen, oil-rig workers, harbor workers, and ship-builders.



Our offshore injury lawyer can assist both offshore and near-shore workers injured while on the job are entitled to medical care and may be entitled to compensation for lost wages, pain and suffering, and diminished earning capacity. 

If you have been sustained an offshore injury while working as a crew member offshore or near-shore, it is important that you immediately consult a maritime attorney experienced with Jones Act cases. 

Our maritime attorney has successfully handled numerous maritime cases and is able to evaluate your claim today.

Please contact our Louisiana office at (504) 525-5211.  The initial consultation is free.


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We offer a free consultation for any person who contacts our New Orleans office with a potential personal injury case. We have no upfront retainer fees, and only collect our payment once we have successfully secured your settlement or trial award.

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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

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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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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