Port of Terrebonne Accident Lawyers
Helping Maritime Workers in Houma, Louisiana
As an offshore worker in Louisiana, you may frequently visit the Port of Terrebonne. This port is located on the Houma Navigation Canal, less than a mile away from the U.S. Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, providing companies with critical access to the Gulf of Mexico. The Port of Terrebonne is also close to the Houma-Terrebonne Airport and U.S. Highway 90.
Located in Houma, Louisiana, a thriving city in the Terrebonne Parish, the Port of Terrebonne sits between New Orleans and Lafayette. Houma is surrounded by sea, swamps, and marshes. The Mandalay Wildlife Refuge, bayous, and canals are featured attractions. Known as a fisherman’s paradise, Houma offers a unique combination of deep sea, coastal, brackish, and freshwater fishing. Commercial fishing helps produce famous local cuisine like gumbo and crawfish.
Like the St. Bernard Port, Terrebonne Port is its own political entity with jurisdiction over all land and waterways within its boundaries. Tenants at the Port of Terrebonne include marine fabricators and oil and gas service companies. Major tenants at the Terrebonne Port include:
- LaShip LLC
- Thoma-Sea Boatbuilders
- Performance Energy Services LLC
- Eagle Dry-Dock & Marine Repair
At Arnold & Itkin, we serve clients who were injured while working in a variety of maritime occupations. Our firm understands the dangers that beset offshore workers in Louisiana every day. They are far too common when employers do not put safety first, and workers are often under-compensated for the injuries they suffer. If you are a Louisiana maritime worker and were injured, you may be entitled to more than you realize. If you work in or around the Port of Terrebonne, our offshore injury attorneys may be able to fight for compensation on your behalf.
Understanding Offshore Injuries & Maritime Law
Working offshore, whether at the Port of Terrebonne or on any maritime vessel, may present various dangers to a worker. Serious burn injuries, amputation, or spinal cord injuries may occur in a fire or explosion, in an accident on the deck of the vessel, or as the result of equipment failure. A worker may be left with injuries that will forever limit their abilities.
At Arnold & Itkin, we are committed to helping injured longshoremen, harbor workers, and seamen. We help maritime workers and their families seek financial relief after serious offshore accidents. We understand that there is no “one size fits all” remedy to an offshore accident, which is exactly why our firm is prepared to handle any number of them. Tugboat accidents, commercial fishing accidents, and oil platform accidents are just a few of the cases that we handle.
Contact a Port of Terrebonne Offshore Injury Attorney
As a worker on a jack-up rig, offshore oil platform, commercial fishing vessel, barge, or any other type of maritime vessel, you may have the right to maintenance and cure benefits if you are injured or fall ill while on the job. Your employer may also be held accountable if you suffered injury due to negligence on the part of another crew member, the captain, or the owner of the ship. It is important to review your legal options with a Port of Terrebonne offshore injury lawyer who understands the ins and outs of maritime law as it pertains to your case.
We’ve spent years representing injured seamen and the families of maritime workers who lost their lives in fatal offshore accidents, and in that time, we’ve won more than $20 billion in verdicts and settlements. Arnold & Itkin has repeatedly proven our total commitment to our clients by never settling for less than the best possible outcome. We also don’t charge any legal fees unless and until we win a client’s case. Our attorneys represent clients at and near the Port of Terrebonne, throughout Louisiana, and nationwide, as well as after incidents in international waters.