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Monthly Archives: March 2021

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How Does a Pre-Existing Condition Affect a Louisiana Workers’ Compensation Claim?

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

Most job injuries have more than one cause. For example, a worker with a bad knee is more likely to seriously injure that knee. The eggshell skull rule usually applies in these situations. Employers cannot use a victim’s vulnerabilities to reduce or deny compensation. Instead, defendants essentially take victims as they find them. Nevertheless,… Read More »

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Mississippi Landscaping and Gardening Injuries and Illnesses: A Closer Look

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

Most people do not consider gardening, landscaping, and other such work to be a high-risk occupation. In fact, many people do things like mow their own lawns and hardly give any thought to safety. Yet the illness and injury rates these workers endure are similar to the illness and injury rates in mining, agricultural,… Read More »

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Compensation Available in Work-Related Spine Injury Claims

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

Falls and other job-related accidents often cause spine injuries. Other times, spine injuries occur slowly over time. Repetitive bending, stooping, and so on puts undue pressure on the fragile spine. Either way, the resulting medical bills often exceed $4 million. Most health insurance companies refuse to pay injury-related expenses, and most families cannot possibly… Read More »

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Top Three Causes of Work-Related Head Injuries

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

Every year, job-related head injuries cause victims to miss tens of thousands of work days. Other work-related injuries usually heal, given time and treatment. But brain injuries are permanent. However, a combination of surgery and therapy eases the symptoms. So, these wounds require substantial treatment. Fortunately, substantial compensation is also available. This compensation usually… Read More »

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Wage Replacement in Louisiana

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

A few months without a check, or even a few weeks without a check, is financially devastating for most Louisiana households. Most families do not have the cash to pay a $400 emergency expense. So, wage replacement might be the most critical job injury benefit. A New Orleans workers’ compensation attorney obtains no-fault benefits… Read More »

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What Medical Bills Does Workers’ Compensation Pay?

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

The average injury-related medical bills in the United States often exceed $100,000. Citing liability concerns, most health insurance companies refuse to pay these costs. And, most families do not have the financial resources to pay them out of pocket. As a result, without workers’ compensation benefits, most job injury victims would have to make… Read More »

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What Not to Expect in a Mississippi Workers’ Compensation Case

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

Many people are at least somewhat familiar with the workers’ compensation process. They know they must promptly file claims in order to receive no-fault insurance benefits. However, many job injury victims still fear the unknown. Specifically, they are afraid of the repercussions which they believe accompany a workers’ compensation claim. A Jackson workers’ compensation… Read More »

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Toxic Exposure and Occupational Diseases: What You Should Know

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

The latency period for mesothelioma and other occupational diseases often exceed twenty years. Furthermore, symptoms often appear so gradually that these victims, and even their doctors, do not immediately know the full extent of the illness. So, by the time a doctor diagnoses the disease and the victim connects that disease to the work… Read More »

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