A seaman working on a vessel traveling to or from the City of Aberdeen Port, an offshore worker assigned to an oil platform on the Gulf Coast, or a longshoreman working at any port in Mississippi can be injured through a number of too-common circumstances. The danger associated with maritime work is ever present and may be greatly increased by negligence, defective equipment and inexperience.
At Arnold & Itkin LLP, we are dedicated to helping injured seamen and maritime workers with claims under the Jones Act, Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act, and general maritime law. If you are looking for an offshore injury lawyer serving Aberdeen to provide you with knowledgeable guidance in relation to any type of maritime accident that occurred at or near the City of Aberdeen Port, you have come to the right place.
Our lawyers have recovered billions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for our clients.
We can handle offshore injury claims. We have represented workers injured on jack-up rigs and oil platforms as well as on tankers, barges, crew boats, and commercial fishing vessels. There is no type of maritime claim we are not equipped to handle because our experience with maritime cases is deep and extensive. If you are interested in discussing your right to compensation under the Jones Act or principle of maintenance and cure under general maritime law, call a maritime attorney at our offices for a free, confidential consultation.
City of Aberdeen Port, Mississippi is on the west bank of the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway in Monroe County. In the City of Aberdeen's early history, the port played a major economic role. Aberdeen's maritime history as a thriving cotton port on the Tombigbee River has evolved into Aberdeen's current standing as "the chemical manufacturing capital of Northeast Mississippi."
Aberdeen retains many historic structures from the days as one of the busiest Mississippi ports of the 1800s. Over 200 buildings here are on the National Register of Historic Places. Every spring, Aberdeen hosts pilgrimages to its historic antebellum homes. The most prominent of these antebellum homes is the Magnolias, built in 1850.
Aberdeen is the county seat of Monroe County and home to the Monroe County Circuit Court, Monroe County Chancery Court, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi and U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Mississippi. The City of Aberdeen Port is one of six publicly-owned ports on the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway. The five other ports are Yellow Creek Port, Port Itawamba, Port of Amory, Clay County Port, and Lowndes County Port. Complete shipping facilities are available to businesses at the Port of Aberdeen.
The port's features include:
The port of Aberdeen is owned by City of Aberdeen. Occupants of the City of Aberdeen Port include:
Major roadways serving the City of Aberdeen Port include U.S. Highway 45, Mississippi Highway 25 and Mississippi Highway 145. Area railways include the Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway, the Alabama and Gulf Coast Railway, and the Kansas City Southern Railway. Their proximity to the port is part of its crucial role in local economy.
Located just outside the city, the Aberdeen Lock and Dam forms Aberdeen Lake, which is a popular recreational area. Fishing is abundant on Aberdeen Lake, the site of several annual bass tournaments. Aberdeen Lock and Dam is part of the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway, and it is one of the 10 lock-and-dam structures meant to raise or lower barges a total of 341 feet, the difference in elevation between the two ends of the waterway.
The Blue Bluff Campground is adjacent to the Aberdeen Lock and Dam. The campground features scenic views of the waterway with picnic facilities. The recreation area is named for the beautiful clay and limestone cliffs that border the park on the eastern side. Since the bluff rises 80 feet above the water, it provides an excellent opportunity to watch barges and recreational boats pass through the lock on the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway.
A deck accident, explosion, fall, or even modern-day maritime piracy may threaten the life and limb of a seaman. If you or someone you love has suffered an offshore injury at the City of Aberdeen Port, while traveling on any navigable inland waterway in Mississippi, or off the coast of the state, call our firm. You have options that should be reviewed carefully so you have the best chance at seeking and securing maximum financial compensation.
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