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What Are Louisiana Indemnity Benefits?

What Are Louisiana Indemnity Benefits?

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

Being injured or becoming ill on the job can be scary for many workers who entirely rely on their income to survive. If you have to miss days and weeks, or even months of work while recovering, you might wonder how you will pay for your expenses. Luckily, there is something called indemnity benefits,… Read More »

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The Most Common Maritime Injury That Is Caused at Work in Louisiana

The Most Common Maritime Injury That Is Caused at Work in Louisiana

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

Many different professions pose hazards for the workers within their respective industries. Maritime workers in Louisiana are among these dangerous professions. Due to the nature of their profession, these workers employed on one of Louisiana’s many inland ports and waterways are regularly exposed to working conditions that pose a serious risk to their health. … Read More »

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Can You Sue a Doctor for Misdiagnosis? A Misdiagnosis Happens More Often Than You Think.

Can You Sue a Doctor for Misdiagnosis? A Misdiagnosis Happens More Often Than You Think.

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

Tragically, medical misdiagnoses are exceedingly common in the United States and Mississippi, and misdiagnoses can lead to serious or fatal injuries and illnesses. If you’re the victim of a medical misdiagnosis, you may wonder if you have the option to file a lawsuit. Those who suffer from an injury or illness caused by medical… Read More »

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Everything You Need to Know About Mississippi Distracted Driving Laws

Everything You Need to Know About Mississippi Distracted Driving Laws

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

Distracted driving is a major concern across the nation, and Mississippi is no exception. Over 3,000 people were killed due to distracted driving in 2020, and unfortunately, those numbers continue to spike.  Though many states have implemented distracted driving laws to curb the number of accidents, distracted driving remains one of the most common… Read More »

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Can Loud Noise at Work Affect My Health?

Can Loud Noise at Work Affect My Health?

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

Millions of people go to work every day unaware of the health hazards they are exposed to. When most people think of workplace hazards, they imagine heavy machinery, dangerous lifting, or some kind of physical damage to the bones, muscles, or soft tissue. However, one critical health risk that people unknowingly expose themselves to… Read More »

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Is There Workers’ Compensation for Roofing Contractors?

Is There Workers’ Compensation for Roofing Contractors?

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

It’s fairly common knowledge that construction jobs come with certain dangers and workplace hazards. In fact, according to The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, roofers have one of the highest rates of workplace injuries and illnesses of any occupation, as well as the highest rates of occupational fatalities.  There are several obvious reasons… Read More »

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Chemical Exposure and Workers’ Compensation in Louisiana

Chemical Exposure and Workers’ Compensation in Louisiana

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

When a worker becomes ill due to exposure to toxic and hazardous chemicals in the workplace, they have a right to file a workers’ compensation claim. Chemical exposure can lead to severe health issues, many of which can result in long-term damage. So it’s essential for workers to successfully file a claim to ensure… Read More »

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The Role of HIPAA In Your Louisiana Workers' Compensation Claim

The Role of HIPAA In Your Louisiana Workers’ Compensation Claim

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

Though HIPAA might be a term easily recognized, few know exactly what it is and how it works. From a basic understanding, most people know that HIPAA has to do with their private healthcare information and how it is used by medical providers and healthcare facilities. Beyond that, however, most people are in the… Read More »

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Louisiana Excavation and Trench Accident Injuries

Louisiana Excavation and Trench Accident Injuries

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

Excavation and trench accidents are highly preventable, but many of these accidents have injured and even killed employees. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), hundreds of injuries and dozens of fatalities occur every year due to trench collapses and excavation accidents, making them one of the deadliest accidents that can occur… Read More »

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Mississippi Motorcycle Laws You Should Know

Mississippi Motorcycle Laws You Should Know

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

Although motorcycles are a thrilling alternative to standard passenger vehicles, they do have risks. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), around 5,000 motorcyclists lose their lives every year in vehicular accidents, and motorcyclists are 29 times more likely to die in an accident than standard passenger vehicle drivers.  Mississippi has implemented… Read More »

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