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Monthly Archives: August 2021

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Police Reports and Car Accidents

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

In Mississippi, according to statute §63-3-411 to 63-3-417, you are required to notify the police after you have been in an accident if certain conditions are met: If anyone was injured If anyone died If there is total property damage of $500 or more However, it would be wise for you to err on… Read More »

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Do You Work in A Sick Building?

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

“Sick Building Syndrome” sounds like something made up by a whimsical writer who likes to personify architectural structures, but it is, in fact, a real ailment. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) defines SBS as something that occurs when “building occupants experience acute health and comfort effects that appear to be linked to time spent… Read More »

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Common Mistakes That Can Destroy Your Workers’ Comp Case

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

Filing for workers’ compensation is generally a straightforward process to follow after you’ve been injured on the job. However, you must adhere to timelines and some general rules and guidelines that need following to avoid a denial. Though filing the claim itself is not that difficult, there are simple mistakes that are commonly made… Read More »

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Tips for Returning to Work After Workers’ Compensation

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

After being injured on the job, you are probably like most people and want to get back to work as soon as possible. There are many reasons for this: You may miss interacting and socializing with your friends and colleagues. You are only earning ⅔ of your normal weekly salary while you are recovering… Read More »

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What Is Considered Distracted Driving?

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

Cell phone use and the use of other electronic devices, such as in-car technology, increase every year. As society continually makes advances, we will only see an increase in the appearance of digital devices, whether in the home, at work, or even in our cars. Unfortunately, while cell phones and digital car displays with… Read More »

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Back Injuries and Workers’ Compensation

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

If you’ve been hurt while at work, you are legally owed workers’ compensation benefits to cover your medical expenses and other costs. However, insurance companies and some employers can be hesitant to provide workers’ compensation benefits, even when they’re deserved. Receiving compensation for certain injuries can be particularly difficult. Many workers’ compensation insurance companies… Read More »

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What Are the Most Common Types of Faulty Equipment in the Workplace?

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

Industrial accidents in the workplace can occur as a result of faulty and defective equipment. Such accidents can cause both minor and severe injuries that result from an improperly made piece of machinery or equipment. For workers in certain fields who regularly handle machinery and equipment that could be faulty, it’s important to be… Read More »

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What if Your Employer Denies Workers’ Compensation?

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

Compensation for workplace injuries may seem straightforward — you get hurt, you file a claim, you get paid — but unfortunately, it’s not always that simple. While most employers are required to have insurance coverage in case of a workplace accident, there are still reasons a claim may get denied. Luckily, there are options… Read More »

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What You Should and Shouldn’t Say to Your Workers’ Comp Doctor

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

If you have suffered an injury on the job, you may think that your next step is to simply fill out the proper paperwork to receive workers’ compensation. However, it’s not always that easy. Before you can receive compensation for your injuries, your companies’ insurance company may ask you to go through an independent… Read More »

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Defective Airbag Deployment. Who Is Liable?

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

Airbags are important pieces of safety equipment for a car. They are gas-inflated cushions designed to create a protective barrier between drivers and passengers and the hard surfaces in their cars at the time of an accident. They work by relying on crash sensors to trigger the rapid expansion of nitrogen gas into the… Read More »

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