St. Bernard Port Accident Attorneys

The Locale & Structure of St. Bernard Port, Louisiana

This particular port is located in Chalmette, Louisiana at the convergence of the Mississippi River and the U.S. Gulf Coast Intracoastal Waterway. This port is also a landlord port, which means that the port authority for St. Bernard builds wharves that are rented to different terminal operators. Rather than the port providing equipment such as forklifts and cranes, the leasing company does this and hires its own longshore workers to operate such equipment.

St. Bernard Port was established in 1960 as an independent political entity. This larger part also includes an industrial park spanning a total of 216 acres. Whatever lies within the boundaries of St. Bernard Parish is under the jurisdiction of the Board of Commissioners. This includes both land and waterways.

If you are a maritime worker injured while performing job duties at a port like this one, contact our firm. We offer free, private consultations: (888) 346-5024.

St. Bernard Port Cargoes

St. Bernard Port sees a wide variety of inbound and outbound cargoes, which combined to form a whopping 8.98 million tons of cargo in 2022. The cargo being delivered to the port includes:

  • Fertilizers
  • Zinc
  • Sand
  • Steel
  • Plywood
  • Petroleum coke

Cargo being shipped out of the port includes many of the same things. 

Chalmette & St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana

Chalmette is the parish seat of St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana with a relatively large population of about 23,000. The city itself was founded by a Frenchman with the last name of Chalmette. The city was the site of the Battle of New Orleans in 1815, and it was also heavily damaged by Hurricane Katrina back in August of 2005. The Mississippi River overflowed and flooded a good majority of this region, severely hurting the maritime industry as well as thousands of residents. Water makes up about 10% of Chalmette’s 7.9 square miles. 

Our Attorneys Are Passionate About Your Recovery

Arnold & Itkin is passionate about serving the maritime workers of Louisiana. We are intensely interested in protecting the rights of offshore workers, so even if you’re not sure whether you have a claim or not, you should speak with us. All offshore or port workers are protected by law if they are injured. With the help of our firm, workers who are injured at St. Bernard Port can seek fair and complete financial compensation for their injuries.

If you worked on an offshore vessel, you may be entitled to seek a claim under the Jones Act. If you’re a harbor or longshore worker, then you’re likely entitled to benefits under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act. One of our maritime lawyers can help you receive these benefits in a complex situation.

Our legal team has won more than $20 billion for our clients. Find out how we may be able to help you. Call (888) 346-5024 for a free, confidential consultation.

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