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What are Common Chronic Pain Injuries and Can I Get Compensated for Pain and Suffering

What are Common Chronic Pain Injuries and Can I Get Compensated for Pain and Suffering?

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

When people think of workers’ compensation, they often picture sudden injuries that may occur, such as falling from a ladder, but that’s only a small percentage of work injuries that occur. Some injuries may occur over time rather than having a single inciting incident. Chronic pain injuries are incredibly common and affect people in… Read More »

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Am I Eligible for Workers' Compensation if I Was Injured by Another Employee?

Am I Eligible for Workers’ Compensation if I Was Injured by Another Employee?

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

Work injuries are exceedingly common in the United States. Every year 800,000 people are injured while at work. Although there are many potential sources of workplace injuries, one incredibly common source is other employees. Negligent employees can cause an injury through wrongful acts or by failing to perform a duty that maintains others’ safety…. Read More »

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Questions to Ask a Workers’ Comp Lawyer

Questions to Ask a Workers’ Comp Lawyer

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

If you experience a work injury, you should be entitled to workers’ compensation in most situations, but employees are often denied full coverage, or their claim is outright denied by the insurance company. If you’re injured at work, you need to get in touch with a workers’ compensation lawyer as soon as you can… Read More »

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Mississippi’s Drunk Driving Dangers

Mississippi’s Drunk Driving Dangers

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

Car accidents are the leading cause of personal injuries in the United States, and they also account for around 30,000 American deaths every year. One of the most common reasons for traffic accidents is drunk driving. In 2010, 31% of fatalities on the road resulted from a drunk driver, and every day drunk drivers… Read More »

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2021 Workplace Injury Statistics

2021 Workplace Injury Statistics

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

Federal agencies such as the BLS (Bureau of Labor Statistics), OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration), CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), and NSC (National Safety Council) publish statistics about workplace injuries and fatalities each year. We are including the most recent 2020 figures released by the BLS on November 3, 2021 as… Read More »

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What Is Overexertion and Which Workers Are Most Susceptible to It

What Is Overexertion and Which Workers Are Most Susceptible to It?

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

Overexertion is what happens when you push your body too hard and is the third most common cause of accidental injuries in the United States. Overexertion can cause pain and discomfort from inflammation, leading to serious muscles and ligament tears. This may happen when you are training for a marathon, climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro, or… Read More »

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Do I Have to Agree to Perform Light-Duty Work and Could I Get Paid Less

Do I Have to Agree to Perform Light-Duty Work and Could I Get Paid Less?

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

Light-duty work refers to the type of work an employer may offer someone who experienced a work injury. If you experience a work injury, you’ll typically receive care from a doctor and additional medical professionals, and after your doctor releases you from care, you can perform light-duty work. The work may be similar or… Read More »

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Scaffolding Injuries and Workers’ Compensation

Scaffolding Injuries and Workers’ Compensation

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

Any time that an employee is performing a job on an elevated platform, there is an added risk. Ground level slips and falls are dangerous enough, but any fall from a height has the potential to cause life-threatening injuries. According to the CDC, 65% of the construction industry work on scaffolds, and 86% of… Read More »

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Common Injuries Experienced By Service Industry Workers

Common Injuries Experienced By Service Industry Workers in Louisiana

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

While injuries in the service industry tend to be milder on average than those sustained in other industries, such as construction work, service workers still have a right to seek compensation. Workers’ comp benefits are available no matter how minor the injury and without the need to prove fault as they are no-fault benefits…. Read More »

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Hiring a Workers' Compensation Lawyer

Why is Hiring a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Important?

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

Workers’ compensation is a distinct and critical area of the law. Although numerous law firms assist in workers’ compensation services, not many firms specialize in workers’ compensation. If you were injured in the workplace, you need skilled workers’ compensation attorneys to help you get the money you deserve for medical bills and your recovery…. Read More »

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