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Your Maritime Legal Rights Louisiana
Just like other industries, seamen are at risk of an injury due to a work-related accident. Because the maritime industry is so dangerous, the courts have recognized the need for laws and regulations to ensure employee protection. General maritime law protects employees by providing the opportunity for injured employees to claim compensation due to medical complications or suffering.
At Cueria Law Firm, we have represented countless victims of offshore injuries and we know the legal rights you have to file a claim. By learning more about maritime law, you can better understand your legal options, with our attorneys helping you to file a claim for compensation.
There are several acts that fall under the maritime law category. They are:
- Jones Act
- Limitation of Liability Act
- Longshoreman & Harbor Workers Compensation Act
- Death on the High Seas Act
These laws are what we consider when reviewing your individual injury case. We look at the injuries sustained during employment as a seaman and then decide which path to take to see you earn compensation for your injuries.
How is an Employee Assisted by Maritime Law?
If the maritime law was not in place, a seaman would have to fight on their own to seek compensation for the injury sustained while on the job. With the maritime law in place, when a seaman is sick or injured on the vessel, the owner is required to provide reimbursement for their losses. Until the seaman is recovered, the employer has to provide for their condition. The court sees the obligation as one that a vessel owner has to fulfill for the seaman onboard. Such employees can recover full wages for the time they were onboard the ship, despite the injuries or illness sustained.
As an employee, you most likely do not have a full understanding of the maritime laws or how you are protected. At Cueria Law Firm, we do the legal work for you. We look at your case, investigating your injury, and discover how the law applies to your individual case.
Every maritime injury case is different. There is no one size fits all approach.
Our Louisiana personal injury attorneys understand this and work on a case by case basis. We look at all the evidence and information and then present you with a plan for legal action to see you recover the just compensation you deserve.
If you or someone you love has been injured as an offshore employee, give our attorneys a call. We are ready to serve you, reviewing your case and providing the best legal counsel for your needs.
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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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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.