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What You Need to Know About Slips, Trips, and Falls in the Workplace

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

Slip, trip, and fall injuries can happen anywhere, so it’s no surprise that these injuries often occur while at work. Every year, there are almost $70 billion in workers’ compensation claims and expenses associated with slip, trip, and fall injuries. Additionally, one-third of workplace injuries occur from falls, and they’re one of the main… Read More »

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Construction Sites and Hand Injuries

Construction Sites and Hand Injuries

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

Construction sites are inherently dangerous. On any given day, construction workers are exposed to various tools, machinery, equipment, and other situations that put them at risk of injury. Though construction sites often have strict safety standards and gear required to protect workers from injury, accidents still happen, especially when safety protocols are not enforced… Read More »

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What Are the Most Common Manufacturing Work Injuries

What Are the Most Common Manufacturing Work Injuries?

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

Workplace accidents can happen no matter what industry you work in. However, some industries are more dangerous than others. Factory workers in the manufacturing industry, for example, are commonly at high risk for suffering severe and even fatal injuries. According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), over 13 million manufacturing… Read More »

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Forklift Accidents: Common Causes and Injuries

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

Though commonly used in many industries and workplaces, forklifts are dangerous pieces of machinery. Both the heavy materials and items that they carry and transport can be a hazard, as well as the vehicle itself. In 2019, 79 workplace fatalities and over 8,000 injuries were reported involving forklifts. Unfortunately, despite their dangerous nature, forklifts… Read More »

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How Common Are Maritime Worker Injuries

How Common Are Maritime Worker Injuries?

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

Marine transportation workers, also known as maritime workers, are vital to our economy. However, they often don’t get as much attention as other transportation workers that ship goods and materials—such as commercial truck drivers—but maritime work is just as important. Unfortunately, marine transportation is often more dangerous and can result in severe injuries and… 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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Carpal Tunnel in Mississippi Workers’ Comp

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

Carpal tunnel syndrome (often abbreviated CTS) is an incredibly common injury, and if you develop the ailment while at work, you should receive workers’ compensation. Numerous office workers experience carpal tunnel syndrome because of long hours at their desks, but working a desk job is not the only cause. If you are currently suffering… Read More »

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