Yazoo County Port Accident Lawyers
Our Maritime Attorneys Protect Port Workers' Rights
Yazoo County Port is a port in Mississippi that has primary cargoes of aggregates, fertilizer, wood chips, and other manufactured products. The port is located in a city and a county that goes by the same name: Yazoo. Arnold & Itkin proudly serves workers who have suffered maritime injuries while working at this port.
About the Yazoo County Port
There is a hard surface loading area, mobile cranes, connections to pipelines, and many other specifications that are necessary for a port to function efficiently. On land, there is access to U.S. and state highways close by as well as the Illinois Central Railroad. The main depth of the channel is 9 feet which means that the vessels that typically use the port are standard river barges and other small vessels.
The port offers many different services to those employees who frequent it, including:
- Mooring assistance
- Equipment to handle cargo
- Repair facilities
If you are a maritime worker, you know that any of the previously listed characteristics of a port have the potential to cause serious injury. Unfortunately, safety is not always taken into consideration, and workers are injured as a result. If you were one of those workers, our firm would like to speak with you because many offshore workers are not aware of their special protections under the law. In addition to general maritime law, there are specific laws that protect all forms of seamen and maritime workers, such as the Jones Act, the Death on the High Seas Act, and the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Rights Act. These laws ensure that you are provided for when injured.
About Yazoo City & County
Yazoo City is located in Yazoo County, Mississippi, and is where this port is located. Originally founded by French explorers before the 18th century, the city is now home to about 11,500 people. Yazoo is only 40 miles northwest of the state’s capital city of Jackson. The current governor of the state hails from this city as well. Its strategic transit location gained it the title “Gateway to the Delta” as a testament to its crucial role in the industry.
As indicated by its title, this region of Mississippi has strong ties to the maritime industry. While offshore work provides for the livelihoods of many residents, it also subjects them to higher-than-average danger on the job. If you are one of those workers and were injured at your job site, then please consider speaking with our firm about filing a claim.
Offshore Injury Attorneys Who Fight For You
At Arnold & Itkin, our maritime injury lawyers are dedicated to serving Mississippi maritime workers who have been injured on the job. If this describes you or someone you know, then you may be entitled to compensation by way of filing a claim under admiralty law. To start this process, you will need the help of a maritime attorney. If the accident that you were involved in was caused by the negligent actions of another, then we can help you seek a recovery.
When your health is on the line, you deserve the maximum resources due to you under the law–contact our firm today to see how we can help you.