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Yazoo County Port

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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 LLP proudly serves clients who have been injured while working at this port.

Port Structure and Services

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.

There are many different services that the port offers to those employees who frequent it, including:

  • Mooring assistance
  • Equipment to handle cargo
  • Towing
  • 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.

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 capitol 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 jobsite, then please consider speaking with our firm about the possibility of a personal injury claim that can provide for you while you recover.

Offshore Injury Attorneys Who Fight for You

Arnold & Itkin has dedicated our maritime injury lawyers to serving Mississippi maritime workers who have been injured while on the job. If this describes you or someone you know, then you may be entitled to compensation by way of filing a personal injury claim under admiralty law. To start this process, you will need the help of a maritime attorney, such as one at our firm. If the accident that you were involved in was caused by the negligent actions of another, then we can help you make 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 receive compensation.

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