Arnold & Itkin is committed to legally assisting those in the maritime and adjacent fields who have become injured while performing their job duties. Our firm is proud to serve those workers who were injured while working at Port of Bienville Industrial Park. We believe that port employees are doing a crucial job and it is our duty to protect them.
Many maritime workers are not aware of the extensive legal protections that provide for them when they are injured. Our lawyers are passionate about making these protections accessible to injured workers through thoroughly-investigated, sophisticated legal strategies developed through years of experience.
Many maritime workers in Mississippi find themselves dealing frequently with the Port of Bienville Industrial Park. The park is 3,600 acres and is home to 18 different industrial companies. The port is huge for industry and employment in this region of Mississippi, as it employs more than 1,200 workers.
Its strategic location has a direct connection to U.S. Highway 90 as well as State Highways 10, 12, and 59. Immediate access to highways is integral for ports. This is because the commodities that come off of the ships must be transported inland, typically by truck or railway.
The port itself, rather than the industrial park, is 12 feet deep and has multiple berthing locations. It has direct access to the Gulf Intercostal Waterway, which is heavily used by those on the Gulf to transport goods. The rail service located nearby is the Port Bienville Shortline Railroad that connects to the CSX, an international railway service. The port is also an official foreign trade zone because of its proximity to the Mexican border.
The port itself is located in the city of Bay Saint Louis, which is in Hancock County. The city is populated by about 8,000 people. This area has a tragic past. In 2005, Hurricane Katrina wiped out many of the homes and industry even though the town is the highest point on the entire Gulf Coastline. A total 63% of the city is water.
Many of those who live in Bay Saint Louis or near there find their occupation in the offshore industry. If you are one of them and you have been injured while working in this industry, please consider contacting our firm. We would like to speak with you about your accident and the injuries you sustained.
There are many types of accidents you may have been involved in. Since Port of Bienville is primarily recognized as an industrial park, you may have been injured by an equipment failure, an explosion, or in a shipyard accident of some kind. If you were injured in any of the following ways or a related way, please speak with us. An offshore injury lawyer serving Mississippi workers from our firm can evaluate your case for free and get the answers you need.
Arnold & Itkin represented nearly a third of the crewmembers injured in the Deepwater Horizon explosion.
Because maritime law is so complex and so complicated, it is crucial that you work with an attorney who has an in-depth understanding of how it works and who has proven themselves in similar cases before.