Plaquemines Port Harbor Lawyers
Proven Legal Advocacy for Injured Maritime Workers
Plaquemines Port Harbor lies on the last leg of the Mississippi River as it enters the Gulf of Mexico in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana. It serves as the gateway to the Port of New Orleans, the Port of Greater Baton Rouge, and the entire Mississippi River Valley corridor. Together, the Plaquemines Port Harbor and Terminal District cover the last 80 miles of the Mississippi River.
The parish is both urban and rural; the northern portion of the parish is in the Greater New Orleans Metropolitan Area. The southern portion of Plaquemines Parish is rural, with numerous opportunities for hunting, fishing, and water sports, and a large percentage of the population (just over 23,000 in 2021) is involved in maritime activities.
If you have experienced any type of offshore injury or been involved in a maritime accident, whether on a jack-up rig, oil platform, or vessel, you need to involve a Plaquemines Port Harbor offshore injury attorney. The Jones Act lawyers at Arnold & Itkin have considerable experience in handling maritime claims of all kinds. We’ve won more than $20 billion for our clients and handle cases involving injuries at all U.S. ports and inland waterways as well as in foreign waters.
Find out how we can help you by calling (888) 346-5024.
The Offshore Oil & Gas Industry at Plaquemines Port Harbor
Plaquemines Parish is an operational center for the offshore oil and gas industry. Major heliports, an extensive petroleum infrastructure, a large pipeline network, storage facilities, and both deep and shallow draft wharves are operated in the region. Plaquemines Parish is a prime location for support and supplies in the Central Gulf.
Wharves in the area have been operated by:
When oil, natural gas, and sulfur were discovered in Plaquemines Parish at the beginning of the 20th century, the parish became one of the richest in Louisiana. After several devastating hurricanes and a general slowdown in the oil, gas, and sulfur industries, however, the Plaquemines Parish economy is again powered by the commercial fishing and seafood industry, as well as the industries associated with offshore oil rigs.
Plaquemines Port Harbor Fishing & Commercial Fishing
In addition to serving as a debarkation point for people working in the Gulf, Plaquemines Parish’s Venice is a commercial fishing port and sport fishing paradise. A fishing destination with freshwater, marsh, and offshore fishing available, Plaquemines Parish plays host to numerous fishing tournaments, and the commercial seafood industry is a major employer here, producing millions of pounds of shrimp, oysters, crabs, and fish annually.
The Phoenix, Davant, and Point a la Hache communities of Plaquemines Parish depend on oyster harvesting and shrimp trawling, and the catastrophic BP oil disaster threatened both the economies and the proud maritime heritage of these communities. Sadly, a move to save marshes from the oil backfired. Water from the Mississippi River was supposed to flush the oil back out to the Gulf. Instead, thousands of acres of oyster beds were harmed by the lack of salt water.
Dedicated Lawyers Working for You
Maritime injuries are often devastating and costly, whether they’re from an accident on deck, a fire or explosion caused by a well blowout, an accident caused by equipment failure, or a fall caused by a pitching vessel in rough waters. In any of these circumstances, the injured worker may be entitled to financial relief through maritime law, which protects all offshore workers, seamen, longshoremen, and harbor workers.
Our Louisiana maritime attorneys serve the Plaquemines Port Harbor area, and we’re committed to seeking the highest compensation for our clients. We work with qualified experts in maritime safety, medicine, economics, and other fields to properly ascertain the value of our clients’ claims and prove the true extent of their injuries. We are there to support maritime workers and their families as we protect their legal rights to the fullest extent.
If you’ve been injured working in the maritime industry, you have legal rights and options. Contact Arnold & Itkin for a free consultation.