This port has a 400-acre industrial park and a 10-acre access area. This port is an integral part of the economic development of this region of Mississippi as well as the rest of the United States. Each and every port is an important part of the economic puzzle that it takes to make our country tick.
International trade is a fierce competitor to domestic trade, which is why many businesses are noting the importance of using ports like Port of Claiborne County to transport their goods. This port is often used by farmers and manufacturers in particular, providing for two very crucial U.S. industries.
There are six total Mississippi River ports in the state, and this is one of them. There is a 14-foot deep-water port off of the main channel, a barge wharf, and a large turning basin. The location of this port is right in the middle of quality timber. This makes the port service appealing to those in the timber industry. To put its location in perspective, it is about 200 miles away from Port of New Orleans, Port of Memphis, and Port of Mobile.
If you are a maritime employee who was injured while they were at this port, you have an advocate who can aggressively represent you against negligent employers.
The port is located in a town that also sounds like the name of a port, which may make matters confusing. The city is named Port Gibson while the port is named Port of Claiborne County. This city is the county seat of Claiborne County, but it only has a population of about 1,500 people.
The city is the state's third-oldest European-American settlement. In 1729 it was colonized by the French because this was still a part of French territory at the time. The area was also the scene of an important American Civil War battle known as the Battle of Port Gibson, cementing the town's place in American history.
If you live in Port Gibson or somewhere in Claiborne County, Mississippi you may work in the maritime industry or at least know someone who does. These workers are protected by Admiralty Law in the event of an injury. Arnold & Itkin is proud to represent clients who were injured while working at the Port of Claiborne County in Port Gibson.
If you were involved in a maritime accident that caused you injury, you may be entitled to more than just your workers' compensation benefits. If your accident was caused by negligence of some sort then you are entitled to file a personal injury claim. Negligence means that someone else's careless action is what caused your injury. This could look like an equipment malfunction or a deck accident or any other related accident. If you were injured, there is a chance that someone else is to blame. To know for sure, reach out to our firm.
To find out more and for professional legal guidance on your case, contact an attorney from our firm.
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