As an offshore worker in Louisiana, you may frequently have to visit Terrebonne Port. This particular port is located on the Houma Navigation Canal, which is less than a mile away from the U.S. Gulf Intracoastal Waterway. This is an incredibly important waterway because barges use it for transportation, so many ports are located on it. This port is ideal for companies who need to transport to the Gulf of Mexico. Also a benefit of its location, the Terrebonne Port is in close proximity to the Houma-Terrebonne Airport and U.S. Highway 90.
This port was commissioned in 1964 by Louisiana Legislature and is governed by 7 board members. Like the St. Bernard Port, Terrebonne Port is its own political entity with jurisdiction over all land and waterways within its boundaries. What is unique to this port is that it strictly operates as an oil and gas service port. There are tenants who rent from Terrebonne Port, but they are all marine fabricators and oil and gas service companies. Many maritime workers who are involved in the Louisiana oil and gas industry find themselves at Terrebonne Port.
If you are an offshore worker and become injured while working at or near this port, then you can get help from an Arnold & Itkin attorney with a free case evaluation.
The city of Houma is the parish seat of Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana where this port is located. It is actually the largest city in its statistical area with around 33,000 people, but it is difficult to say exactly how many people live in this region because there are many surrounding unincorporated areas that are not included in the census. This city became incorporated in 1848. Like many Southern Louisiana towns, this region is overflowing with Cajun culture. From the many swamps to the celebration of Mardis Gras, Houma is quintessential Louisiana.
At Arnold & Itkin, we serve clients who were injured while working in a variety of maritime occupations. This firm understands the dangers that beset offshore workers in Louisiana every day. They are far too common, and workers are often under-compensated for the injuries they suffer. If you are a Louisiana worker and were injured, you may be entitled to more than you realize. If you work in or around Terrebonne Port, our offshore injury attorneys may be able to fight for compensation on your behalf.
Maritime workers are employed in a variety of occupations and we understand this. 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 are prepared to handle. If you were injured while performing your job duties as a maritime worker, get your questions answered and have your case evaluated someone at our firm by calling (888) 346-5024.
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