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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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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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Eye Injuries and Vision Loss Affecting Louisiana Workers

Eye Injuries and Vision Loss Affecting Louisiana Workers

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

While eye injuries may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of a workplace injury, they are actually quite common. According to the CDC, nearly 2000 workers sustain job-related eye injuries daily in the United States. Of those injuries, ⅓ of them require emergency medical care in a hospital,… Read More »

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What Are the Reasons Someone Gets Denied Workers’ Comp, and What Do I Do If That Happens to Me?

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

Workers’ compensation plays a vital role in recovering from a workplace injury. Workers’ compensation covers a wide range of medical expenses, including diagnostic tests, prescription drugs, surgeries, lab tests, physical therapies, prosthetic devices, and other medical treatments. It also covers expenses related to lost wages if the victim is unable to work because of… Read More »

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Can I Get Workers Comp If I Have More Than One Job?

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

It is not uncommon for U.S. workers to hold more than one job. In fact, according to the U.S. Census, around 13 million people today are working at least two jobs. It’s not surprising then that workers would be curious about how workers’ comp benefits work when they have more than one job. With… Read More »

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The Importance of Safety Training in the Workplace

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

Accidents can happen in the workplace even when all safety measures are being followed. However, the chances of an accident occurring are more likely when there is a lack of safety training or proper supervision. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure all of their workers are properly trained and have access to safety… Read More »

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What Is the Role of the Treating Doctor in a Workers’ Compensation Claim?

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

Treating doctors play a critical role in workers’ compensation cases. They not only treat the injured party but also provide invaluable support for compensation claims. It’s crucial to note that you can only have one treating doctor even if you see multiple medical professionals for your injuries. Since you technically only have one treating… Read More »

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