Located in Sulphur, Louisiana, West Calcasieu Port is a port that many maritime workers pass through. West Calcasieu Port was founded in 1964 and it encompasses 190 acres on the U.S. Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, a strategic location for industry. There are currently five board members governing over port operations.
This port is primarily used for barge fleeting, but it also has additional facilities, like ramps and property that are available for lease by offshore companies. Arnold & Itkin is familiar with each Louisiana port—including its dangers and history—so we know how best to defend workers who have been injured while working there. Whether you are an offshore worker or a seaman, you can get help from a maritime attorney at our firm. Our passion for protecting injured workers has compelled us to recover billions of dollars for our clients.
Calcasieu Parish is the larger area that Sulphur belongs to, containing 192,768 people. The parish name actually comes from an Atakapa Indian word meaning "crying eagle." Unlike the chemical element, this "sulfur" is a town located in Southwestern Louisiana. According to a recent census, the population is about 22,000. The city of Sulphur is actually named for the sulfur mines that are found in this area. They were discovered by a German immigrant in the 1900s, and he subsequently became famous for his method of excavation. The city itself lies on Interstate 10, which is strategic for West Calcasieu Port transportation purposes, and it is also under an hour's drive away from the Texas border.
If you have been injured while working at or near West Calcasieu Port in Louisiana, know that the firm you should call is Arnold & Itkin. This is because we are experienced maritime attorneys who have developed skills over the years necessary to help those who have been injured in the Louisiana offshore industry. We understand the hazards that you face in your day-to-day work environment, and we can build the precise, specific case you need in order to recover your maximum compensation under the law.
You may be unaware that your fall accident, floating platform accident or engine room accident was caused by negligence, but that is what an attorney at our firm can help you figure out. If you want more information on how you can get helped after an injury, seek the help of attorneys at our firm. We are passionate about your rights as an offshore worker, whether you are considered a Jones Act seamen or fall under some other type of maritime worker category.
You never know what you may be entitled to until you seek professional legal help—that is what Arnold & Itkin is here to provide. Reach out to us to help you determine your next move.
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