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The Jones Act was enacted in 1920 as a protection to seaman who were injured or died as a result of the negligence of an owner, master, or fellow sailor of a vessel. According to the Jones Act, “any sailor who shall suffer personal injury in the course of his employment may, at his election, maintain an action for damages at law, with the right to trial by jury, and in such action all statutes of the United States modifying or extending the common-law right or remedy in cases of personal injury to railway employees shall apply…”  Under the Act, seamen are able to bring claims of unseaworthiness or negligence against ship owners.

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Jones Act Compensation

Seamen are entitled to maintenance and cure under the Jones Act. An injured seaman might also be able to obtain compensation for lost wages, medical bills, diminished earning capacity, pain and suffering, permanent disability, and diminished quality of life.

If you or a loved one have suffered an injury as a seaman, we urge you to contact our experienced attorney right away. The Jones Act lawyers at Cueria Law Firm, LLC, has successfully handled numerous Jones Act Cases obtaining million-dollar verdicts. Our firm will make sure you and your loved ones get the justice and compensation you deserve.

Why Choose Our Firm?

Not all personal injury attorneys are the same. Each accident and injury is unique, and every personal injury case is different. It’s important to find a personal injury attorney who is experienced with your type of injury or accident. You will also need to find an attorney who has a strategy that aligns with your personal goals. If you need a check as soon as possible, and do not want to have a long, drawn-out case, you should be upfront about that. If you want to pursue the largest settlement possible, our smaller law firm may be a better fit instead of a larger law firm. Smaller firms usually offer more personalized service. Cueria Law Firm prides themselves on building relationships with their clients and providing them with customized service.


Our attorney has successfully settled thousands of claims, making him an expert in insurance company's legal tactics.

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We don't collect a payment until your claim has settled.

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24/7 Availability. You can reach us by phone, text or email when you have questions or concerns.

access to treatment

We have relationships with medical providers allowing us to guarantee the cost of your treatment from your settlement at no upfront cost to you.

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We'll handle the entirety of your insurance claim from start to finish

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Use the form below to get your free case review. Once you submit your information a member of our team will review the details of your case and reach out to you about the next steps.

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THIS IS ATTORNEY ADVERTISING.  The principal office of Cueria Law Firm, LLC is located at 650 Poydras Street in New Orleans, Louisiana. R. Brent Cueria is the responsible attorney and is licensed to practice law in the State of Louisiana.  Prior results do not guarantee similar outcomes.

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