Port of Vermilion Accident Attorneys
Legal Help for Louisiana’s Maritime Workers
Vermilion is a port district known as Abbeville Harbor and Terminal located in Abbeville, Louisiana. Port facilities are located eight miles south of the city on the western bank of the Vermilion River. This 70-mile-long river is also known as Bayou Vermilion, so named because it flows through Vermilion Parish. Established in 1954, the port has close access to the U.S. Gulf Intracoastal Waterway and Freshwater Bayou. Environmental forces control its depth at 12 feet.
Whatever the job, maritime workers are at risk of experiencing serious or life-threatening injuries. The hazards they face increase exponentially when a vessel is unseaworthy, or when a shipowner, captain, or crew member is negligent. This negligence can lead to equipment failure due to poor maintenance or operation, falls from elevated platforms, and serious deck accidents that can leave a worker suffering from severe injuries. Our Louisiana maritime lawyers are highly experienced and committed to securing results on behalf of our clients.
Call (888) 346-5024 to see if you have a case and how our Port of Vermilion accident lawyers can help you. Your consultation is free!
Abbeville in Vermilion Parish, Louisiana
Founded by a Frenchman in 1843, Abbeville was previously inhabited by Chitimacha and Atakapa native tribes. As a result, the town has indigenous, Spanish, and French roots. The town of Abbeville is the parish seat of Vermilion Parish and is located 150 miles to the west of New Orleans. It is also located just 16 feet above sea level, not much different than other towns in the region. The town of Abbeville encompasses just under 6 square miles and has around 11,000 residents, a small but industrially active town that depends on maritime industries to thrive.
The inbound and outbound cargoes of the Port of Vermilion are nearly identical, including oilfield decks and piping. The port also provides offshore living quarters and salvages offshore equipment.
Maritime Attorneys Fight on Behalf of Injured Workers
Arnold & Itkin is passionate about the rights of injured offshore workers. If you are one of the many employees who works at or around the Port of Vermilion or in Abbeville Harbor, get in touch with an attorney from our firm in the event of an accident or injury. We understand that in the maritime industry, safety is paramount. Unfortunately, when safety is given less importance than profits and production, preventable accidents occur. If your accident was caused by the negligence or wrongdoing of your employer or another party, we can be the firm that helps you get compensation.