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Monthly Archives: December 2021

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Occupational Illness: Common Industries and Illnesses

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

Occupational illnesses and diseases are common among many different industries in Louisiana, and they often require pricey medical treatments and time away from work. Fortunately, workers’ compensation includes occupational illnesses and diseases in addition to workplace accidents, meaning that you can receive money for medical expenses and lost wages if you develop an illness… Read More »

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What Are the Most Common Manufacturing Work Injuries

What Are the Most Common Manufacturing Work Injuries?

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

Workplace accidents can happen no matter what industry you work in. However, some industries are more dangerous than others. Factory workers in the manufacturing industry, for example, are commonly at high risk for suffering severe and even fatal injuries. According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), over 13 million manufacturing… Read More »

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Can I File For Unemployment While Pursuing a Workers’ Compensation Claim?

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

If you experience a workplace injury, you may be out of work for an extended period as you heal. You may even have permanent disabilities that limit the amount of money you can make. Workers’ compensation is critical for receiving damages for medical bills and lost wages after experiencing a workplace accident. Those who… Read More »

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Driving in Icy Mississippi Winter Conditions

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

Mississippi’s weather is primarily known for its hot and humid conditions, but the state also experiences winter temperatures and hazards. You need to drive extra carefully during the winter months because of dangerous road conditions caused by snow, sleet, ice, and freezing temperatures. According to the Department of Transportation, weather conditions contribute to 21%… Read More »

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Forklift Accidents: Common Causes and Injuries

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

Though commonly used in many industries and workplaces, forklifts are dangerous pieces of machinery. Both the heavy materials and items that they carry and transport can be a hazard, as well as the vehicle itself. In 2019, 79 workplace fatalities and over 8,000 injuries were reported involving forklifts. Unfortunately, despite their dangerous nature, forklifts… Read More »

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How Common Are Maritime Worker Injuries

How Common Are Maritime Worker Injuries?

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

Marine transportation workers, also known as maritime workers, are vital to our economy. However, they often don’t get as much attention as other transportation workers that ship goods and materials—such as commercial truck drivers—but maritime work is just as important. Unfortunately, marine transportation is often more dangerous and can result in severe injuries and… Read More »

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Common Workplace Injuries During the Holiday Season

Common Workplace Injuries During the Holiday Season

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

Every year, the fall and winter months bring several enjoyable holidays, but the holiday season brings both joy and an increased risk of injury, especially at work. Numerous businesses across various industries struggle with meeting a greater demand for different products, and warehouse and manufacturing workers often have a sharp increase in physical demands…. Read More »

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Can My Workers’ Comp Case Be Reopened

Can My Workers’ Comp Case Be Reopened?

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

This article isn’t designed to give you false hope about the viability of reopening a workers’ compensation case. It is extremely difficult to reopen a case that has closed. However, there are some circumstances in which it may be possible. Why would you want to reopen your case? The entire workers’ compensation process may… Read More »

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The Differences Between a Jones Act Claim and a Workers Comp Claim

The Differences Between a Jones Act Claim and a Workers Comp Claim

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

Anyone who works in Louisiana’s maritime industry should know about the Jones Act. It’s a federal rule that gives sailors and seafaring workers the right to sue their employers for negligence under certain circumstances. The Jones Act was designed to protect some types of water-based workers from the perils of unseaworthy boats and unsafe… Read More »

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What is the role of the treating doctor in a Workers’ Compensation claim?

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

Workers’ compensation is an essential part of physically and financially recovering from a workplace injury. One aspect of receiving compensation that is often overlooked is the importance of your treating doctor. Your treating doctor, also known as your attending physician, is the person who’s primarily responsible for treating your injuries. You need a doctor… Read More »

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