Arnold & Itkin serves those who have been injured while working at West Cameron Port in Cameron, Louisiana. This is actually the port entry for getting into the Calcasieu Ship Channel. Within its territorial limits are locations such as the channel just mentioned, East Fork, and Cameron Loop. The port itself was established in 1968 as its own political subdivision. This means that the governing members of the port have authority to dictate to all areas within its jurisdiction. It can even have its own police protection if it so desires.
If you are involved in the Louisiana oil and gas industry, you have likely heard of—or find yourself at—this port on a regular basis. West Cameron Port is a major contributor to both the petroleum industry and the seafood industry. At this port, you will likely find many shrimp boats and commercial fishing vessels.
There are also other types of cargo that pass through this port, such as grains and rice, among other things. This port was made for industrial ships, which is why it has a main channel depth of about 60 feet. Like many other ports, certain industries are stationed here, such as Cameron Fisheries Seafood Processing and Cameron LNG.
Cameron is the parish seat of Cameron Parish, and it is where West Cameron Port is located. Many people who live in this area make their living at West Cameron Port. 5% of the town's 29 square miles is made up of water. The town of Cameron has an extremely small population. It is located on the Gulf of Mexico, so it was severely damaged by Hurricane Rita. Before this particular hurricane, the town had a population of about 2,000 people—afterwards, it dwindled to about 400. Unfortunately, this is the case with many Gulf towns.
If you have been injured in any capacity while working at this port, you can get help from our experienced, nationally-recognized attorneys. It is the goal of this firm to provide help to injured maritime workers—if you are one of them, we would like to speak with you. Accidents can happen a number of different ways when you are working offshore. Any type of accident that caused you injury because of the negligence of another can be compensated for, but you need legal help to get it. That is why our firm exists.
If you were injured at West Cameron Port, call our firm today at (888) 346-5024, or contact us online.
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