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Scheduled For A Hearing In A Louisiana Workers’ Compensation Case? Here’s What To Expect

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

The Louisiana workers’ compensation law entitles most Louisiana workers to benefits like wage replacement benefits and medical costs when they are injured at work. The Louisiana Workforce Commission was established to administer the Louisiana workers’ compensation law, and to process and oversee workers’ compensation claims made by Louisiana workers. Under the law and through… Read More »

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Workplace Brawls And Fights: Are Louisiana Workers Entitled To Workers’ Compensation Benefits For Injuries Resulting From Workplace Fighting?

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

Unfortunately, the workplace is not always a professional environment. Emotions can run high when tight deadlines are in place, projects are due, and work needs to get done urgently. Personalities and attitudes of peers and superiors can irk fellow coworkers, a bad joke can be taken the wrong way, or someone may simply come… Read More »

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Mississippi Workers Tragically Dies In Workplace Accident

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

In most industries, deaths in the workplace are rare and unexpected. A worker rarely or perhaps never wakes up in the morning thinking that they might suffer a fatal workplace accident. However, fatal workplace accidents do occur in the United States and Mississippi, and they cannot be overlooked. Unfortunately, a tragic workplace accident resulted… Read More »

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Filing For Workers’ Compensation In Mississippi: Are Independent Contractors And Gig Workers Eligible For Benefits?

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

Independent contractor work and gig worker jobs have boomed in recent years throughout the United States and in Mississippi. The sheer number of workers who have transitioned to contract and freelance work has shaped a new labor market, commonly referred to as the “gig economy”. In gig economy jobs, workers are technically independent contractors… Read More »

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Louisiana Workers’ Compensation Claims – What Is An “IME”?

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

One of the terms that often comes up in Louisiana workers’ compensation cases is the term “IME”. “IME” usually is used in the course of determining an injury and when there is a dispute as to whether the worker suffered a coverable injury under workers’ compensation laws. Many questions arise at this stage of… Read More »

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Slips, Trips, And Falls At Work: CDC Provides Guidance To Young Retail Workers On Workplace Injury Prevention

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

The retail industry is one of the top hazardous industries for employees in terms of workplace injuries. Stockrooms filled with items, slippery store floors, and crowded showrooms can all present slip, trip, and fall hazards for workers. These three common workplace injuries in the retail industry injure hundreds, if not thousands, of workers each… Read More »

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Louisiana Workers’ Compensation: Can I Get Fired From My Job If I Make A Workers’ Compensation Claim?

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

Getting injured or falling ill on the job can cause a host of different fears and anxieties. In addition to the actual injury or illness itself, and the treatment and recovery, injured workers may wonder what their rights and options are when it comes to things like wages when they are unable to work… Read More »

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Study Reveals Private Industries With Highest Incidence Of Workplace Injuries And Illnesses

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

Workplace injuries, accidents, and illnesses are not necessarily uncommon in Louisiana and Mississippi. When workers go to work, they don’t expect to get injured or ill on the job, but, unfortunately, there are a host of on-the-job hazards in almost every occupation that may lead to a workplace accident or injury. A study from… Read More »

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Louisiana Roofing Contractor Hit With Fines After Workplace Fatality

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

It’s no secret that employers in Louisiana and other states have an obligation to keep workers safe, and provide workplaces free of hazards that may cause injuries and even death. However, sometimes employers overlook important safety measures, and tragic workplace accidents occur. Such was the case recently in Baton Rouge when a 22-year-old roofing… Read More »

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Waste Collection Worker Injured In Pinning Accident On The Job

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

Workplaces present a host of injuries to workers, some of which aren’t easy to avoid or even foresee. This rang truer than ever recently when a Baton Rouge waste collection employee was involved in a horrific accident when a car crashed into the garbage truck he and another waste collection worker were driving on… Read More »

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