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Head Injuries in Construction Work in Mississippi – What You Need to Watch Out for Out on the Job

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

Head injuries in the workplace are no laughing matter and construction work is full of hazards that Mississippi workers face every day. The scary truth is that, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the construction industry has not only the greatest number of nonfatal traumatic brain injury (TBI) accidents, but… Read More »

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Think Getting Workers’ Compensation Benefits in Louisiana is a Piece of Cake? 6 Potential Challenges to Obtaining Louisiana Workers’ Compensation Benefits

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

One thing is for certain: when it comes to obtaining workers’ compensation benefits in Louisiana, it can be hard to know exactly what to do and where to go to get critical information about the process, how to file, and how to ultimately get benefits. Indeed, some injured Louisiana workers may believe that all… Read More »

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Was Your Louisiana Workers’ Compensation Claim Denied on the Basis of “Pre-Existing Condition”? Here’s What You Need to Know

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

When a worker is seriously injured on the job in Louisiana, he or she may initially think that their employer “has their back” and it will be a smooth and seamless path obtaining important Louisiana workers’ compensation benefits to help them financially while they heal from their workplace injuries so that they can get… Read More »

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Mill Worker in Washington State Killed in Heavy Machinery Accident

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

A 32-year-old Washington mill worker’s life was cut far too short in a horrific workplace accident that took place on Friday, March 8. According to The Columbian, a local Washington newspaper, Dakota Austin Cline of Hazel Dell, Washington, was killed at the Georgia-Pacific Camas Mill in Camas, Clark County Washington after being involved in… Read More »

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The Aftermath of a Serious Workplace Accident: New Orleans Man Survives on the Job Injury, Life as an Amputee

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

20-year-old Jamie Fredericks has certainly seen much more in his young life than most. The young New Orleans man was involved in a fatal workplace accident during which his 25-year-old coworker was killed, and he was severely injured. According to reports, the horrific workplace accident that Fredericks was involved in occurred on January 19… Read More »

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Biloxi Man Involved in Hit-and-Run Accident with Pedestrian, Mississippi Wrongful Death Laws Explained

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

A Biloxi man who was involved in a hit-and-run car accident involving a pedestrian in mid-January was arrested and charged with leaving the scene of an accident causing death. According to local news reports, WLOX Biloxi, the fatal pedestrian hit-and-run accident occurred on January 13 in the evening hours, around 5:45 p.m. 70-year-old Norris… Read More »

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Keeping an Eye on Worker Safety: Spreading Awareness about Common Potential Eye Hazards in New Orleans Workplaces

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

Vision is a precious sense. We use our eyes to protect ourselves from danger, see the world, explore, do our daily necessary tasks, take care of ourselves and others, and take in beautiful sights. For many New Orleans workers, the thought of losing one’s vision is frightening, catastrophic, and also may seem like a… Read More »

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New Orleans Tops Charts when it Comes to Number of Hit-and-Run Car Accident, Rights of Hit-and-Run Victims under Louisiana Laws Explained

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

There is no doubt that hit and run accidents can be some of the most terrifying and deadly accidents out on Louisiana roads. After being hit by another vehicle, the victim of a hit-and-run accident may be left alone and abandoned by the negligent hit-and-run driver, and may be left severely injured, or may… Read More »

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Crane Segment Falls at Fort Lauderdale Construction Site Killing Worker, Injuring Two on Ground

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

A Florida construction worker was tragically killed this week on Thursday when a crane segment that was being used on a high-rise construction project fell from the high-rise onto a bridge. According to local Florida news reports, the April 4 accident happened around 4:30 p.m. in the afternoon on the Southeast Third Avenue bridge… Read More »

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Motorcycle Safety Foundation Advises Motorcycle Riders What to Wear

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

For some Mississippians, riding a motorcycle is one of the most exciting, exhilarating, and maybe even relaxing, ways to get around the state. With the open road ahead, scenery to take in, fresh air to breath, and the wind in one’s hair, motorcycle riding can be a great way to take in the sights… Read More »

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