The Victoria Barge Canal is what links this Texas port to the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway. This waterway is located along the Gulf Coast of the United States. This is actually an inland waterway that runs across 1,700 kilometers from Florida to Texas. Engineers have made this waterway with a controllable depth for the transportation of barges. The barges that pass by this port primarily carry industrial products and chemicals. Bulk carrier barges are integral to the shipping industry because they allow businesses to transport product in bulk for a low price.
One industry this port is known for is commercial seafood production. Shrimping and fishing are popular in this area, so there are facilities at the port to accommodate this vital, growing industry. This particular port is also well known for oil and gas exploration. There is also land available at the port, which means that those who wish to develop industrial and commercial properties there may inquire to do so.
There are many different occupations of people who interact at the port on a daily basis, including:
Arnold & Itkin is prepared to take on the cases of any one of these types of workers if they were injured while performing their duties. If you find yourself at the Port of West Calhoun on a regular basis and you become injured, consider contacting our firm. Our knowledge of this location makes us ideally equipped for claims involving the port.
Calhoun County is located in South Texas, with Port Lavaca being the county seat. It is incorporated into the larger statistical area of Victoria. The town itself was named for John Caldwell Calhoun, who was the seventh vice president of the U.S. The last census put the population of Calhoun at around 21,000. This is definitely a port county—about 50% of the square mileage of Calhoun is made up of water.
The county is perfect placement for a port due to the major highways that run through it. The U.S. Highway 87 and State Highways 35 and 185 make it ideal for truck transportation. If you are a resident of Calhoun County and work in the Port of West Calhoun, as many do, know that you have a legal advocate on your side in the event of injury.
If you were injured while working at this port, seek the representation of a maritime injury attorney at our firm. Arnold & Itkin is passionate about fighting for the rights of those who have become injured while working in the maritime and adjacent fields. Many offshore injuries come by way of negligence and are not simply accidents. If this describes you, then you may be able to file a claim and get more than just your workers' compensation benefits. Contact a Port of West Calhoun maritime lawyer for representation.
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