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Monthly Archives: October 2021

injured at work

If I Am Injured at Work, How Soon Should I Tell My Employer, and What Is the Best Way to Tell Them?

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

If you experience an injury or illness while at work, you could be eligible for workers’ compensation, but you need to act promptly to ensure that you receive the benefits you deserve. Unfortunately, many work injuries go unreported, and workers will pay out of pocket for an injury that their company’s insurance should cover…. Read More »

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drowsy driving

Drowsy Driving in Mississippi is Dangerous: How to Avoid It

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

Mark it on your calendar: November 7-14, 2021, Driving Drowsy Prevention Week. Why does such a week exist? It’s to combat a lesser-known, though equally impactful, cause of car crashes: driving under the influence of fatigue. Over 6,400 fatal car accidents, each year are the result of drowsy driving. Such tragedies can be prevented… Read More »

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burn injury

How Much Is My Burn Injury Claim Worth in Louisiana

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

Burn injuries are often some of the most physically scarring and emotionally traumatizing injuries a victim can experience. They leave most victims disfigured and can lead to fatal complications. According to the World Health Organization, an estimated 180,000 deaths occur annually as a result of burn injuries, with the majority of burns being sustained… Read More »

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permanent disability

What Happens If My Injury at Work Causes a Permanent Disability?

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

Work injuries are often incredibly serious. Although many employees make a full recovery after experiencing a workplace accident, some employees will suffer from permanent damages. When that occurs, victims of workplace injuries may have many questions regarding their workers’ compensation. If you or a loved one have experienced a permanent disability from a workplace… Read More »

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construction company work comp

Report: New Construction Companies Make Up Bulk of Comp Claims

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

According to recent data collected from workers’ compensation claims filed over the last ten years, 75% of claims paid outcome from construction companies that have been in business for less than four years. Further findings from the report found that: New employees represent 33% of claims and are at greater risk of sustaining an… Read More »

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helmet laws

Are Motorcycle Helmets Required in Louisiana?

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

Motorcyclists are not required to abide by many of the rules that govern other passenger vehicles. They don’t wear seat belts, their vehicles don’t come with airbags, and they’re far more exposed than a person driving an automobile. Because motorcyclists have less protection than other drivers, it’s critical that they wear protective motorcycle helmets…. Read More »

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at-fault accident

What Does It Mean For Mississippi To Be An At-Fault Car Accident State?

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

The damages and injuries resulting from a car accident can bring heavy physical, emotional, and financial burdens. As an injured victim, you have a right to pursue legal action to seek compensation for damages and expenses relating to the accident. However, the intricacies of navigating a claim or even a lawsuit can be difficult… Read More »

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medical treatment

Covering Future Medical Treatments with Workers’ Compensation Claim

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

With the advent of COVID-19 and the ensuing government shutdown, workers’ compensation claims decreased by 7% in 2020. With a now recovering economy and people returning to work, the probability for an increase in claims is high. Consequently, it’s vital to understand how workers’ compensation works and what you are entitled to in terms… Read More »

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