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Monthly Archives: May 2021

Groundskeepers

Types Of Injuries Groundskeepers Sustain

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

Groundskeepers are among the highest-earning semi-skilled workers in the United States. In addition to relatively high compensation, most groundskeeping workers have reasonably good work environments. They normally work outside in good weather. Therefore, the government expects this sector to grow more than twice as much as other employment sectors between now and 2030. There’s… Read More »

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Some Unusual Legal Rules Which Affect Workers’ Compensation Claims

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

A few workers’ compensation claims are relatively straightforward. For example, a victim with no pre-existing conditions whatsoever, who is carrying work-related materials, falls down the stairs. But such cases are few and far between. To reduce or deny compensation, or at least to deny payment, many insurance companies rely on obscure legal loopholes. Fortunately,… Read More »

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Top Five Causes Of Work-Related Neck Injuries

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

Largely because either a trauma injury or repetitive stress injury could cause them, neck injuries are one of the leading causes of sick days and workers’ compensation claims in Mississippi. Falls and motor vehicle crashes are the most common causes of trauma-related neck problems. As for repetitive stress, almost any movement which is repeated… Read More »

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Medical Bill Payment In Louisiana

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

An injury-related hospital bill often exceeds $100,000. Typically, if the injury occurred at work, health insurance companies refuse to cover these costs, citing liability concerns. Most families live hand to mouth. They cannot possibly afford to pay these expenses out of pocket. As outlined below, workers’ compensation pays all reasonably necessary medical expenses. Furthermore,… Read More »

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Diagnosing And Treating Work-Related Head Injuries

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

The number of job-related Traumatic Brain injuries, and the number of days lost to such injuries, have increased significantly in recent years. Falls and motor vehicle crashes are the most common causes of work-related head injuries. Assaults which occur on company property are up there as well. As outlined below, these injuries have complex… Read More »

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Bypassing Workers’ Compensation In Louisiana

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

Normally, workers’ compensation is the exclusive remedy for job-related injuries in the Bayou State. That’s good news and bad news for victims. The good news is that workers’ compensation is no-fault insurance. Even if the victim was partially, or entirely, to blame for the accident, full benefits are available. However, this compensation is usually… Read More »

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How Does A Pre-Existing Condition Affect A Mississippi Workers’ Compensation Claim?

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

Legally, pre-existing conditions do not affect these claims at all, at least in most cases. The eggshell skull rule states insurance companies cannot use a victim’s physical or other vulnerabilities as an excuse to reduce or deny compensation. The few exceptions are outlined below. However, a pre-existing condition often affects diagnosis and treatment of… Read More »

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The Magnificent Seven OSHA Citations

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the number of fatal workplace accidents increased significantly in 2019. OSHA is one of the smallest federal agencies. So, when inspectors issue citations, they usually focus on one of the areas mentioned below. Citations are usually irrelevant for liability purposes. Workers’ compensation insurance provides no-fault benefits…. Read More »

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