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Monthly Archives: April 2021


Benefits Available To Injured Gardeners And Landscapers

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

Originally, workers’ compensation in Louisiana was an effective Grand Bargain between workers and management. Injured workers surrendered their rights to due in court if management provided a no-fault insurance benefits system. These benefits are especially important for people in high-risk professions, like gardeners and landscapers. Many people do not believe these jobs are dangerous…. Read More »

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Workers’ Compensation Issues For Mississippi Emergency Responders

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

In the Magnolia State, firefighters, police officers, and other emergency responders have significantly higher job injury rates than other workers. Many of these injuries are muscle sprains, muscle strains, and other such injuries which are relatively minor. Other workplace injuries are fatal. Some of these victims die immediately. Others linger for months or even… Read More »

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The Fatal Four Construction Site Injuries in Louisiana

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has about one safety inspector for every 70,000 workers in Louisiana. So, it’s virtually impossible to effectively police all worksites, especially busy construction sites, and accidents are common. OSHA believes that eliminating the so-called fatal four could reduce construction industry fatalities by almost half. Trauma injuries like the… Read More »

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Is Workers’ Compensation the Exclusive Remedy in Mississippi Job Injury Claims?

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

“Exclusive remedy” is Legalese for the only source of compensation. If workers’ compensation covers the injury, most victims do not have the right to sue in court and obtain damages. Workers’ compensation usually covers economic losses. If victims can prove negligence, or a lack of care, in court, they are usually eligible for both… Read More »

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