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The Port of Lake Providence

Workers' Rights Protected by Offshore Injury Attorneys

Arnold & Itkin serves offshore workers who are injured in a variety of Louisiana ports, one of which is the Port of Lake Providence. Located on the Northeast tip of the state on the Mississippi River, this port sees just shy of 1 million tons of cargo per year.

Inbound cargo is comprised of:

  • Aggregates
  • Coal
  • Fertilizer
  • Forest products
  • Lime
  • Tire chips

Outbound product is mainly cottonseed and grain. All cargo totals a gross revenue of $762,337. The port was created in 1958 by the Louisiana Legislature, and is managed by 7 commissioners who serve 6-year terms.

Facilities at the Port of Lake Providence

Since this is such a large port, there are a number of facilities available to offshore workers. There is a general cargo pier used for loading and offloading cargo from offshore transport vessels. There are also mechanical handling facilities with cranes that are used for handling cargo from vessels at the port. The Port of Lake Providence also has a conveyor belt and storage pads. Also necessary for large ports are certified rail and truck scales that lead to the warehouses. Other port area services include barges, mooring fleets, towing, and tug services.

The town of Lake Providence is the parish seat of East Carroll Parish, Louisiana, with a population barely over 5,000. This area was first settled in the 1830s and was home to many cotton plantations. Like much of the rest of Louisiana, Lake Providence can be swampy because inland bodies of water are plentiful, but this is exactly what makes the town so valuable. Because the Port of Lake Providence exist, the entire Louisiana economy benefits.

Contact Arnold & Itkin

If you have been injured while working in or near the Port of Lake Providence in Louisiana, you can get help from a highly-competent attorney who cares about your rights. As a Jones Act worker or any other type of maritime worker, you are entitled to certain rights and benefits under the law. You may be entitled to maintenance and cure or some other type of maritime claim that can help you in the event that you are injured. For example, if you sustained an injury because of third party or employer negligence, you are legally entitled to seek a claim with the help of our firm. Even if you are unsure whether or not you can seek a claim, there's nothing to lose from speaking with us.

You do not have to face a complex case alone. Let our experienced maritime lawyers see what we can do to help you—contact us for a confidential free case consultation so we can discuss your options.

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