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Accidents in the Port of Bridgeport

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Port of Bridgeport, Alabama is a small river port on the Tennessee River in the City of Bridgeport, a city with a rich maritime heritage. The river and rail traffic from the Nashville & Chattanooga Railroad through Bridgeport resulted in growth of the community with retail establishments being built along the river and around the railroad depot. This meant many of the jobs and employment opportunities were found in the port.

If you have been injured while working in or around the Port of Bridgeport, we encourage you to reach out to Arnold & Itkin today. Our offshore injury lawyers in Alabama are here to help you pursue a favorable outcome for your maritime claim. We represent injured seamen, maritime workers and their families in all types of Jones Act and general maritime injury cases. Our firm has successfully secured billions of dollars in negotiated settlements and jury verdicts for our clients. We believe in protecting the rights of the injured and are prepared to see how we can put our knowledge and resources to work for you.

By calling our firm at (888) 346-5024 today, you can find out exactly how we can help you.

Operations at the Port of Bridgeport

The Alabama State Port Authority is responsible for managing the Port of Bridgeport. The port operator is Southeast Wood Fiber, LLC. Both public and private use barge terminals are available for loading and off-loading timber, steel, coal, iron ore and other bulk products. TAC Alloys operates a loading ramp and mooring cells for general freight transfer including ferrosilicon alloys. The Tennessee River is part of an interconnected waterway system which serves 21 states. Through the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway, barge shipments can reach the deep-water Port of Mobile in approximately four days. If you have been hurt at any port in the nearby area, be sure to reach out to us.

Types of Offshore Injury Cases We Handle

The Port of Bridgeport has been around for many years. Accidents can occur in or around the port for numerous years, including lack of maintenance on ships or barges, improper training for employees, defective equipment, dangerous surfaces, or various other issues of negligence.

We assist the following parties in offshore and maritime cases:

  • Spouses and children who are suffering due to the wrongful death of a loved one
  • Workers injured in offshore oil platform accidents
  • Those who suffered catastrophic injuries in fires, explosions, or falls
  • Employees dealing with injuries suffered on barges, takers, jack-up rigs, or other vessels

No matter the severity of injury, the type of claim, or the various other factors involved, we have the experience and resources to determine the best possible approach. Give Arnold & Itkin a call today if you are in need of counsel.

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Considering the severe nature of the injuries that may be experienced by maritime workers, such as severe burns, amputation and spinal cord injuries, recovering financial compensation is essential. Medical bills may be exorbitant, and the injured worker may lose a great deal of income while he or she is unable to work. The Jones Act and general maritime law serve to enable injured seamen to file claims or seek maintenance and cure benefits for any type of accident. Our skilled maritime lawyers in Alabama can determine the best way to approach your case.

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