Experienced Workers’ Compensation Lawyers
Workers’ compensation is a distinct area of the law, yet not many law firms practice workers’ compensation as extensively as we do. Most workers’ compensation attorneys are actually personal injury lawyers who also handle workers’ compensation when the accident or injury happens to be work-related. At Lunsford, Baskin & Priebe PLLC, we specialize in workers’ compensation. We offer the level of knowledge, experience, and dedication you want and need when your benefits have been wrongfully denied or terminated before they should have been.
Navigating the workers’ compensation system alone can be very frustrating. We are here to guide you through the process every step of the way. Let our professional team take that burden off your shoulders and relieve the stress that comes with not knowing if your doctor and hospital bills will be paid or whether you will be able to put food on the table while you are disabled. Our experienced workers’ compensation lawyers are here for you, and we can help.
Louisiana Workers’ Compensation
From our office in New Orleans, we help injured workers obtain benefits from Louisiana workers’ compensation. Benefits include coverage of all reasonable and necessary expenses, as well as wage replacement while you are temporarily out of work. Other payments apply in the case of partial or total permanent disability, as well as amounts for catastrophic injury or death. Let us help you deal with your employer and their insurance carrier in proceedings at the Louisiana Workforce Commission or in Circuit Court.
Mississippi Workers’ Compensation
Companies with five or more employees are required to cover their employees who suffer a workplace accident from the first day of their employment. Our Jackson office handles Mississippi workers’ compensation claims for construction workers, firefighters, truck drivers, ironworkers and general laborers. We’ll appeal your denial to the Workers’ Compensation Commission or all the way to the Mississippi Supreme Court if that’s what it takes to make sure you are treated fairly and provided with the benefits you need and deserve.
Comprehensive Workers’ Comp
At Lunsford, Baskin & Priebe PLLC, our dedicated and professional team is here for you at every stage of the workers’ compensation claims process. We understand all the ways that workers’ compensation claims get denied, and we’ll fight unfounded claims that the accident was not work-related or that the injury comes from a pre-existing condition. What’s more, our dedicated workers’ compensation lawyers take on the full range of accidents and injuries that occur on the job, including:
Fractures – We know how foot and ankle fractures and other broken bones can completely debilitate someone from working at their regular job. You may need to see a specialist, and complicated surgical repair may be necessary. We’re here to see you get the right kind of medical care appropriate to your injury.
Back, Neck & Spine Injuries – Our lawyers are experienced in lumbar and cervical disc herniation injuries. These injuries must be carefully diagnosed, and treatment options need to be carefully laid out and considered for the best result. When the insurance companies say your damage is caused by degenerative disc disease, we do the work to build and prove how these injuries can be work-related, even when they occur over time and not from a single, traumatic event.
Shoulder & Knee Injuries – A twist, a turn, a fall, a sudden reach to keep from falling or to grab a falling object can cause a torn rotator cuff, ACL or meniscus. These painful injuries range from sprains requiring days or weeks of rest to open surgeries or joint replacements. When your employer calls it an old sports injury, we’ll introduce the evidence that proves a workplace accident and resulting trauma.
Additionally, our attorneys have amassed particular expertise representing firefighters and other first responders who have suffered work-related injuries specific to their line of work, including hypertension (high blood pressure), heart and lung issues, Hepatitis, hearing loss, posttraumatic stress, and cancer.
Call the Dedicated Workers’ Compensation Lawyers at Lunsford, Baskin & Priebe PLLC
At Lunsford, Baskin & Priebe PLLC, we are here for you when you need us and are available by phone 24 hours a day. We offer a free initial consultation and take your case on a contingency fee basis. This means we don’t charge any fees up front. We advance all the costs related to your case and only accept a fee if we are successful in negotiating a settlement or recovering benefits for you. Spanish is spoken in the office for your convenience as well, so don’t hesitate to call us after a workplace accident in New Orleans or Jackson. We help injured workers. That’s all we do.