Port of Greater Baton Rouge Attorneys
Maritime Lawyers for Injured Seamen & Longshoremen
The state capital of Baton Rouge is located in the southeast of Louisiana along the Mississippi River. As one of the busiest ports in the nation, Baton Rouge is a major industrial city known for its many petrochemical industries. ExxonMobil and the Dow Chemical Company each have a presence in the city, for instance. The Port of Greater Baton Rouge is an integral part of the Louisiana maritime industry and the overall economy of the Baton Rouge area. Activities at the Port of Greater Baton Rouge generate more than $11.3 billion in total state spending.
When employers fail to uphold safety standards amid this maritime work, accidents are bound to happen. If you’ve been injured on the job, you need a lawyer who is familiar with the concerns and regulations of the Port of Greater Baton Rouge. You may be entitled to compensation, but how will you know what laws apply or what your claim will be worth? What can do if your employer denies responsibility or offers an unfairly low settlement? The maritime attorneys at Arnold & Itkin can offer the help you need. We represent workers throughout the U.S. who have been injured in offshore accidents or in any type of incident while working aboard a maritime vessel, while at sea, or at a river port.
Are you a maritime or offshore worker injured at the Port of Greater Baton Rouge? The Louisiana maritime attorneys at Arnold & Itkin may be able to help you seek the compensation you need. Call (888) 346-5024 for a free consultation.
About the Port of Greater Baton Rouge
Historically, Baton Rouge grew as a result of steamboat and maritime trade. The Port of Greater Baton Rouge is strategically placed at the convergence of the Mississippi River and the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway. Because of the Huey P. Long Bridge and the river depth decreasing just north of Baton Rouge, tankers along the Mississippi River often transfer their cargoes to barges or other transportation at the Port of Greater Baton Rouge. This other transportation often consists of using railway lines or trucking companies. The port is conveniently located near U.S. Interstate 10, as well as U.S. Interstate 12 and 55, US Highway 61 and 90, and LA Highway 1.
The Port of Greater Baton Rouge's jurisdiction covers a total of 85 miles, on the Mississippi River’s east and west banks of the Mississippi. The U.S. Coast Guard is also stationed nearby and covers states throughout the Gulf Coast and heartland of America, providing security and safety services to 130 mobile offshore drilling units in the Gulf of Mexico, plus ports for commercial fishermen, all located within the district.
Legal Help for Any Time of Offshore Accident
Maritime workers face the threat of all kinds of different accidents. Accidents on deck happen with startling frequency, ranging from falls or injuries caused by swinging cargo or equipment failure. Fires and explosions on offshore rigs and maritime vessels take the lives of numerous workers, and injuries aren’t limited to domestic industries. A Baton Rouge seaman working on a vessel overseas may be injured in an accident or may fall ill, complicating his recovery claim.
No matter the type of claim you’re dealing with, or the extent of injuries sustained, you can count on our knowledge of this complex legal field as we guide you and advocate for you. Our team at Arnold & Itkin can handle maritime claims under the Jones Act, Death on the High Seas Act, Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act, and general maritime law. We have the resources to handle cases related to burn injuries, traumatic amputation, spinal cord injuries, and even fatal accidents. Our lawyers have won over $20 billion for our clients.