Greater Ouachita Port Accident Attorneys
Legal Help for West Monroe’s Maritime Workers
This port is located on the west bank of the Ouachita River near West Monroe, Louisiana, a town with a total area that is little more than eight square miles. However, with the variety of industries and cargo that utilize the Greater Ouachita Port, it has proven to be crucial to the local, state, and national economies.
Inbound cargo at this port often includes furniture, baby supplies, and fuel. Outbound container ships often carry paper, cotton, oil, aggregates, and steel. Since 1998, the Greater Ouachita Port has been home to seamen in different occupations who work for various offshore companies. The port itself only employs a handful of people, but the many workers who perform duties on its docks, harbors, and waterway are covered by state and federal law if they’re hurt on the job. No matter the occupation, all seamen, harbor workers, and offshore workers are protected by maritime laws.
Offshore Workers Have Rights Under Maritime Law
At Arnold & Itkin, we are passionate about supporting the rights of injured offshore workers. We know that the town of West Monroe and the surrounding metro areas are home to many maritime workers. If you were injured while performing your duties, now is the time to talk to a Louisiana maritime attorney from our firm about your legal options. We want to make sure that your rights and benefits aren’t being undercut and that you can achieve a fair recovery.
If you work on an offshore vessel in Louisiana waters, you are likely entitled to compensation under the Jones Act if you’re injured. The attorneys at our firm have a comprehensive understanding of the Jones Act and all that it offers, so you can be confident that hiring our firm means that you have knowledgeable help on your side.