Grand Isle Port Accident Attorneys
Legal Representation for Injured Maritime Workers
The three main industries in Grand Isle Port are seafood, oil, and tourism. The population booms in summer for the tourist season, and many residents work in fishing and shrimping. The local economy is just about supported entirely by the maritime industry, which centers on Grand Isle Port.
Commissioned in 1996, Grand Isle Port has direct access to Louisiana’s Highway 1. With as much maritime work that occurs in Grand Isle Port, the risks of accidents and injuries can be high when safety standards are not followed to the letter. At Arnold & Itkin, we are passionate about fighting for the rights of seamen, harbor workers, longshoremen, and all types of maritime workers, as they operate in a high-stakes industry where there's no room for negligence.
If you’ve been injured at Grand Isle Port, our law firm may be able to help you. Call (888) 346-5024 to request a free consultation.
Hurricanes in Grand Isle, Louisiana
Hurricanes have long plagued this region of Louisiana, which has been a detriment to the economy in the past. The statistical average for tropical storms affecting the region is about twice every three years. Direct hits also happen, with the average one being every 2.8 years. Some may remember 1965, when Hurricane Betsy struck the region, including Grand Isle Port. This was a Category 4 hurricane with winds that reached 155 miles per hour. Betsy killed 76 Louisianans and caused $1.42 billion in damage, the first time a hurricane’s aftermath exceeded a billion dollars in damages.
Much more recently, Hurricane Ida devastated Grand Isle, Louisiana on August 29, 2021. A category 4 storm, Ida had sustained winds of 150 mph and killed 91 people across 9 states. In Grand Isle, nearly 700 buildings were damaged or destroyed. Ida wrecked the town’s power grid, levees, and drainage systems, making the town vulnerable to flooding and future storms. Many residents simply never returned, depopulating the town, and making it difficult to find enough workers. Being regularly understaffed then puts an added strain, and higher safety risks, on the workers who do remain.
Offshore Injury Attorneys Serving Grand Isle Port
With the maritime industry being as precarious as it is, employers must take every precaution to keep their workers safe. Unfortunately, many corporations are more concerned with making a profit than protecting their employees.
If you were injured while working in Grand Isle Port, know that Arnold & Itkin may be able to help. We are passionate about the injured offshore workers we represent, and we also know that there is no shortage of potential for maritime injuries in this region. Whether you were injured in an oil platform accident or a deck accident, our Louisiana maritime attorneys have handled cases similar to yours before, and we can provide you with invaluable advocacy.