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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 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 Premises Liability Law and How to Prove Your Case

Mississippi Premises Liability Law and How to Prove Your Case

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

When you are visiting someone else’s property, whether it is residential or commercial, you have a right to move about without being put in harm’s way. Or, in other words, properties must be kept reasonably free of hazards to ensure the safety of their visitors. This includes retail establishments, residential homes, rental properties, office… Read More »

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Can You Get Carbon Monoxide Poisoning at Work?

Can You Get Carbon Monoxide Poisoning at Work?

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

Workers have a right to safe working conditions that do not pose a threat to their health. This includes exposure to carbon monoxide (CO). Unfortunately, carbon monoxide is a serious concern in many workplace environments. Every year, over 400 people die from accidental CO poisoning, which could have been prevented.  Carbon monoxide is an… Read More »

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Workers’ Compensation For Truck Drivers

Workers’ Compensation For Truck Drivers

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

According to the FMCSA, there are 2,060 accidents every year involving semi-trucks, 18-wheelers, and other large commercial vehicles. In addition to potentially fatal car accidents, truck operators also regularly face occupational hazards that can cause serious physical harm. Motor vehicle accidents are a leading cause of death in the United States, so it only… Read More »

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