Port of South Louisiana Accident Attorneys
Representation for Maritime Workers in Louisiana
The Port of South Louisiana is the largest tonnage port district in the Western Hemisphere, stretching across 54 miles along the Mississippi River. Every year, more than 55,000 barges and 4,000 oceangoing vessels visit the port, weighing in at an annual tonnage of nearly 230 million. With the high volume of traffic in an already hazard-filled occupation, maritime workers at the Port of South Louisiana face a high risk of dangerous accidents and catastrophic injuries.
If you were injured while working at the Port of South Louisiana, or while working on a vessel that visited the port, it is important to consider what right you have to seek compensation. A Louisiana maritime lawyer can provide you with the helpful information you need to make the right choice about your maritime claim, whatever it may entail.
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South Louisiana: A Varied, Unique History
Louisiana’s colorful history includes a government that's operated under 10 different flags since 1541, including Spain, France, and Great Britain. In 1803, Louisiana joined the United States. With this purchase, the United States added a vital geographic position at the mouth of the Mississippi River to sail vessels bound for the Atlantic coast and Europe. Louisiana’s maritime assets were, and still are, vitally important to the United States.
Louisiana is also rich in petroleum and natural gas deposits, found in abundance both on land and offshore. Vast petroleum and natural gas reserves are found offshore in the federally administered Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) in the Gulf of Mexico. Louisiana also ships in a great deal of the foreign crude oil processed in America.
The Advantage of Offshore Injury Representation
Though hazards are an inherent part of maritime work, this does not excuse any act of negligence or carelessness on the part of a maritime employer or vessel owner. Our lawyers are committed to serving workers at the Port of South Louisiana and throughout the U.S. with their offshore accident claims. As experienced Port of South Louisiana maritime attorneys, Arnold & Itkin has all the qualities you should look for in your legal counsel.
Our lawyers have helped hundreds of seamen and their families, recovering multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements for them. In all, we have won more than $20 billion. Whether you have a claim that involves a deck accident on a barge or an explosion on an offshore oil platform, we may be able to provide you with the guidance and support you need. We handle maritime claims under the Jones Act, Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act, Death on the High Seas Act, and general maritime law. We also handle personal injury and wrongful death claims, and we can therefore determine whether you have grounds for a case under these areas of law as well.