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Arnold & Itkin helps those who have been injured while working at the Port of Mermentau in central Louisiana on the Mermentau River. This harbor and terminal district was created in 1976 by the Louisiana Legislature, and it is governed by 7 members who each serve for 5-year terms. This area is actually a political subdivision of the state. It is one of the smaller ports of Louisiana, but not insignificant by any means. Many hardworking offshore employees find themselves at this port on a regular basis, helping provide the nation with grains, rice, and other products.

If you were a maritime worker who was injured while working here or near the Port of Mermentau, you should seek help from one of our offshore injury attorneys. Arnold & Itkin is passionate about the rights of injured offshore workers, and we want to help you determine your options and recover your legally-mandated compensation.

Port Statistics

The channel at this port is 9 feet deep and has primary inbound cargoes of aggregates, fertilizer, and rice while outbound cargo is mainly grain. The total amount of cargo that goes travels through the port is about 143,000 tons per year, which makes for a total gross revenue of $77,571. The port houses four terminals and facilities including:

  • Port Aggregates, Inc.
  • Mid State Sand & Gravel, Co.
  • Acadiana Export Service, Inc.
  • Bunge, Inc.

These companies each own around 10 acres of land, and produce things like rice and aggregates.

Mermentau and Crowley, Louisiana

Mermentau is a village that sits within the larger statistical area of Crowley, Louisiana. Mermentau comes from the word "mer," which is French for "sea,” testifying to the city's rich French history. When the railroad reached Mermentau right before the turn of the 20th century, industry started booming more than it ever had previously. The village officially became so in 1899. Crowley, Louisiana has a population of near 12,000 people and has been given the title "Rice Capital of America" because of its status as a major center of rice harvesting and production.

Seek Out Legal Help from an Experienced Offshore Injury Lawyer

If you have been injured while performing your job duties at the Port of Mermentau, you should know that you can seek help from an attorney at Arnold & Itkin. We are passionate about protecting the rights of injured offshore workers. Any type of Louisiana port will involve loading and unloading vessels, which can cause serious injury if extra precaution is not taken—the Port of Mermentau is no exception.

Whether you were involved in a fall accident, a tugboat accident, a floating platform accident, or any other type of offshore injury, our attorneys have the experience to handle your case with competence and precision. We understand that, unfortunately, the possibilities are endless when it comes to offshore injuries. Let us help you fight for a recovery after you are injured. We can help you receive the special benefits you are owed under the law.

Do not hesitate to contact Arnold & Itkin if you have been injured offshore—our firm provides confidential, no-cost case evaluations to help you determine your next step.

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