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What To Expect In A Louisiana Workers’ Compensation Claim

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

Prices for pretty much everything have increased significantly since the 1990s. But workers’ compensation benefits have declined over 30 percent in the last three decades, largely because insurance company interests now dominate the workers’ compensation system. In other words, the system is no longer a fast and easy way to obtain compensation for economic… Read More »

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Top Five Toxic Exposure Occupational Diseases

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

An occupational disease is any job-related illness which develops over the course of more than one work shift. Back pain, knee problems, and other such joint issues spring immediately to mind. Hearing loss is another example. In this post, we’ll look at some common toxic exposure occupational diseases. These conditions may be different, but… Read More »

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Five Kinds Of Workers Most Likely To Suffer From Neck Pain

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

At any given time, as many as 20 percent of Mississippians suffer from neck pain. In many cases, the neck pain causes them to miss substantial work time. Extensive rest and physical therapy are usually the only ways to treat this problem. Most families live hand to mouth. They cannot pay unexpected medical bills… Read More »

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Benefits Available To Head Injury Victims

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

Even though work-related head injuries are among the most common such wounds in the United States, significant diagnosis and treatment issues persist. Many head injury victims don’t realize they are hurt. Concussed athletes often want to go right back in the game and concussed soldiers often want to go immediately back on duty. So,… Read More »

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Common Road Construction Fatal Injuries

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

Construction jobs are usually at or near the top of those most dangerous occupations lists which pop up from time to time. Primarily, that’s because of the heavy equipment which these workers must use and the inherently dangerous places where they work. Unfinished buildings usually have unfinished stairwells and a number of other hazards…. Read More »

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Does Workers’ Compensation Cover All Job Injuries In Mississippi?

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

The Bayou State has one of the strongest exclusive remedy laws in the country. In general, if accidental physical injury happens at work, the employer’s workers’ compensation insurance policy must pay no-fault benefits to the injured victim. As outlined below, all parts of this definition have very specific meanings. If the injury falls outside… Read More »

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Types Of Injuries Groundskeepers Sustain

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

Groundskeepers are among the highest-earning semi-skilled workers in the United States. In addition to relatively high compensation, most groundskeeping workers have reasonably good work environments. They normally work outside in good weather. Therefore, the government expects this sector to grow more than twice as much as other employment sectors between now and 2030. There’s… Read More »

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Some Unusual Legal Rules Which Affect Workers’ Compensation Claims

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

A few workers’ compensation claims are relatively straightforward. For example, a victim with no pre-existing conditions whatsoever, who is carrying work-related materials, falls down the stairs. But such cases are few and far between. To reduce or deny compensation, or at least to deny payment, many insurance companies rely on obscure legal loopholes. Fortunately,… Read More »

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Top Five Causes Of Work-Related Neck Injuries

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

Largely because either a trauma injury or repetitive stress injury could cause them, neck injuries are one of the leading causes of sick days and workers’ compensation claims in Mississippi. Falls and motor vehicle crashes are the most common causes of trauma-related neck problems. As for repetitive stress, almost any movement which is repeated… Read More »

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Medical Bill Payment In Louisiana

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

An injury-related hospital bill often exceeds $100,000. Typically, if the injury occurred at work, health insurance companies refuse to cover these costs, citing liability concerns. Most families live hand to mouth. They cannot possibly afford to pay these expenses out of pocket. As outlined below, workers’ compensation pays all reasonably necessary medical expenses. Furthermore,… Read More »

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