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Monthly Archives: July 2021

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When the Pain Isn’t Physical: Does Workers’ Comp Cover Mental Health?

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

It’s rare to work in a job where you never feel stressed. But sometimes the emotional damage is so extreme your mental health suffers and you are psychologically injured. You start to wonder whether mental injuries are covered by workers’ compensation. This is a concern for anyone working in Mississippi when their work-related stress… Read More »

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I Have Been Hurt Before. Am I Still Entitled to Workers’ Comp Benefits?

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

The short answer to the question above is yes, but it’s complicated. Read on for more details. The NIH (National Institutes of Health) published data showing that as of 2018, fully 27% of non-elderly adults in the United States had a pre-existing condition. This is also referred to as a declinable condition. Both Mississippi… Read More »

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What To Do If You Are Hit By a Driver With No Personal Injury Insurance

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

A disturbing fact about our state is the fact that Mississippi is a dangerous place to drive. It is ranked as the state with the highest death rates for motor vehicle accidents. In fact, at 2.9 crash-related deaths per every 100,000 people, Mississippi has more than double the national traffic fatality rate of 1.2… Read More »

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Repetitive Motion Workers’ Compensation Claim

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

Most individuals that seek workers’ compensation do so for very obvious single-incident reasons. Injuries that are sustained from something like a fall or being hurt by a piece of equipment or machinery are easy to file a claim for.  However, what many don’t know is that some injuries are not immediately apparent and can… Read More »

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Teleworking and Workers’ Comp – Am I Covered?

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

America is recovering! Yes! Mask mandates are lifting! Yes! Businesses are reopening! Well, somewhat.  In the wake of increasing Delta-variant cases, many businesses still embrace the telework business model, despite widespread vaccination efforts. Many employees still work from home, having become successful in a new normal.  This new normal has opened doors for new… Read More »

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