Living in Batesville, Mississippi
Batesville is located in Panola County in Northern Mississippi. The city was founded in the 1850s with the construction of the Mississippi and Tennessee Railroad. It has a population of around 7,585 people, and the city consists of 11.1 square miles. The median home value in Batesville is around $126,000, and the median income is around $44,000.
Batesville contains notable natural attractions including the Batesville Mounds, George Payne Cossar State Park, and Thacker Mountain Rail Trail. The Batesville Mounds is a prehistoric ceremonial site. Historians believe that Woodland Native Americans inhabited the land between 500 BCE and 100 CE. The site contains six different mounds believed to be used for ceremonial purposes. With its rich history and comfortable weather, Batesville is an ideal city for those looking to live in Northern Mississippi.
Batesville Workers’ Compensation Lawyers
Workers’ compensation is a type of insurance designed to compensate workers who become injured or develop a condition while working. Workers’ compensation benefits cover medical bills and any earnings the employee may lose because of temporary or permanent time away from work.
Although receiving workers’ compensation should be an easy process, employers and insurance companies often look for ways to deny or underpay claims to injured employees. If you have difficulty recovering the workers’ compensation benefits you deserve, you’ll likely need legal support. Many law firms handle workers’ compensation cases, but very few specialize in them. Here at Lunsford, Baskin, and Priebe, PLLC, our attorneys specialize in workers’ compensation cases. We’ve helped many Mississippi residents recover the damages they deserved for their work injuries.
You shouldn’t have to worry about fighting with insurance companies while you recover from an injury or illness. Contact Lunsford, Baskin, and Priebe, PLLC, to ensure you receive the full benefits that you’re entitled to. We’ll work for you to maximize your claim so that you can recover in peace.
Workers’ Compensation Injuries We Handle
Workers’ compensation covers injuries and illnesses that employees develop on the job. Here at Lunsford, Baskin, and Priebe, we’ve helped victims of many different types of injuries. A few common injuries we’ve handled include:
Shoulder and Knee Injuries
Shoulder and knee injuries can occur from a sudden injury or from repeating the same tasks over and over again. Shoulder and knee injuries often involve tears and sprains, and a few commonly affected areas include the rotator cuffs, meniscus, and Anterior Cruciate Ligament. Injuries to the shoulder and knee often require surgery and time away from work, especially if your work involves labor. Additionally, those who suffer from shoulder and knee injuries may require joint replacements.
Fractures are incredibly common in a variety of industries. Labor-intensive jobs often come with the added risk of experiencing a foot or ankle fracture. People often fracture their foot or ankle from forklift accidents, falling from a ladder, and falling objects. Additionally, foot and ankle fractures often result from slipping and falling, which is the most common type of workplace injury. Unfortunately, fracturing your foot or ankle often means that you need to take time away from work. You need workers’ compensation to cover any wages you may lose because of your injury.
Back, Neck, & Spine Injuries
The back, neck, and spine are some of the most commonly affected areas of the body in workplace accidents. Back injuries often occur because of physical straining and overexertion when bending down or carrying heavy objects or equipment. Back injuries can also occur from prolonged sitting. If you develop back pain from sitting at your job, you can still recover compensation even though you weren’t injured from a single event. Common back injuries include cervical disc herniation, pinched nerves, lower back strains, muscle inflammation, and vertebral fractures.
Neck and spinal injuries are often quite serious and may involve nerve damage. If the nerves connecting your neck and spine become damaged, you could suffer from partial or complete paralysis. If you’re unable to return to work because of paralysis or another serious injury, you could qualify for permanent disability benefits.
First Responder Injuries
First responders are at high risk for experiencing workplace injuries. In addition to sudden injuries caused by an accident or violence, first responders often develop occupational illnesses such as hypertension, cancer, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Firefighters are especially susceptible to developing a serious illness because they’re often exposed to harmful substances.
Batesville Workers’ Compensation Claims Process
Once an employee suffers from an injury or develops symptoms of an occupational illness, they need to seek immediate medical attention. They should then report the injury or condition to their employer and file for workers’ compensation. Your employer or their insurance company may request that you receive a second opinion about your injury to a workers’ compensation doctor. Workers’ compensation doctors usually don’t have employees’ best interests at heart, and they often underestimate the severity of injuries to save insurance companies money.
Sadly, many Mississippi employees are denied fair benefits for workplace injuries and illnesses. Workers’ compensation insurance companies tend to do everything in their power to undervalue or deny claims to save money.
If your claim is unfairly denied or underpaid, you need workers’ compensation legal experts at your side. Fortunately, the attorneys at Lunsford, Baskin, and Priebe have the skills and resources to help you with your claim. Our workers’ compensation lawyers will work diligently so that you receive the claim you deserve.
Batesville Personal Injury Lawyers
In addition to workers’ compensation, Lunsford, Baskin, & Priebe, PLLC, also handles personal injury claims. The most common reason why someone becomes injured in the United States is because of car accidents. Car accidents can lead to minor, severe, or even fatal injuries, and if you become injured because of another driver’s negligence, you shouldn’t have to pay out of pocket for medical bills and vehicle damages. Common reasons why a driver may cause an accident include fatigued driving, negligent maintenance of the vehicle, distracted driving, reckless driving, and driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Trucks weigh significantly more than standard passenger vehicles, meaning that they can cause more serious injuries if they hit you. Every year, many Mississippi residents are seriously injured because of negligent truck drivers and trucking companies. Common reasons for truck accidents include bad hiring practices, poor vehicle maintenance, negligent drivers, and insecure loading.
Although motorcycle accidents are not as common as standard car accidents, they often involve more serious or fatal injuries. While standard passenger vehicles offer protection to drivers, motorcyclists are more vulnerable if they’re involved in a wreck. Common reasons for why these accidents occur include aggressive driving, speeding, and lane drifting. Whether you’re a motorcyclist who was involved in a wreck or if you were in an accident involving a motorcyclist, you need expert legal support for your personal injury case.
Slip and Fall Accidents
Property owners and managers can be held liable for injuries that people sustain while on their premises. This is known premises liability. If there’s some sort of hazard on the property that the owner or manager is aware of, it’s their responsibility to fix the issue or prevent people from becoming injured. If they fail to act promptly, they could be held accountable if someone is injured. For example, if there’s a broken staircase in a shop and the owner fails to fix the staircase and doesn’t post warning signage about it, someone could file a claim against them if they fall on the stairs. Common reasons why slip and fall accidents occur include uneven sidewalks, potholes, bad lighting, torn carpets, and lack of handicap access.
Medical malpractice means that a medical professional acted outside of accepted medical practices which then resulted in the injury or death of a patient. Although it’s not uncommon, it’s often incredibly difficult to prove medical malpractice, so you need an expert personal injury lawyer to help you prove your claim. Common causes of medical malpractice are misdiagnoses, medication errors, anesthesia errors, surgical errors, birth injuries, and emergency room errors.
Tragically, numerous people die every year from accidents and personal injuries. If you lose a loved one because of another person’s negligence or deliberate wrongdoing, you could receive a wrongful death claim. The surviving spouse or dependents can file a wrongful death suit against the at-fault party. The personal representative of an estate can also file a wrongful death suit. Plaintiffs may receive damages for funeral and burial costs, loss of consortium, loss of a parent, pain and suffering, and medical bills.
How a Mississippi Personal Injury Attorney Can Help
Insurance companies are businesses primarily looking for ways to make and save money, so they’ll do everything in their power to protect their clients and avoid paying for your injury or wrongful death claim. You need legal counsel to help you deal with the negligent party and their insurance company.
The attorneys at Lunsford, Baskin, and Priebe, PLLC, will represent you so that you don’t need to deal with the opposite party and their insurance company. Additionally, we’ll perform our own private investigation to help prove your claim. We’ll fight for you so that we can maximize the amount you’ll receive in damages, and we’ll represent you both in and out of court. We’ll attempt to negotiate a settlement outside of court, but we’re fully prepared to represent you during the litigation process.
How Do I Know If I Have a Case?
Without knowing the details of your unique circumstances, we can’t determine whether you have a case or not. We recommend that you read the rest of this page as well as other resources on our site to learn more about personal injury and workers’ compensation cases. We also recommend that you contact us if you think you may have a case. We provide free case evaluations and can give you expert guidance in what legal actions you should take next.
If you work with Lunsford, Baskin, & Priebe, PLLC, we’ll meet with you in person or remotely to gather all necessary information about your case. In the event that you decide to move forward with the case, we’ll work with you during the entire process.
What Kind of Compensation Could I Recover?
The type of compensation you can expect to receive depends on your unique case. Once you work with Lunsford, Baskin, & Priebe, PLLC, we’ll gain a clearer picture of what kind of compensation you can expect. You could receive damages for medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, emotional trauma, and more.
Batesville, Mississippi Emergency Services
Call 911 if you’re experiencing an emergency.
Batesville, Mississippi Police Department — (662) 563-5653
Batesville, Mississippi Fire Department — (662) 563-6610
Panola Medical Center — (662) 563-5611
Panola County Court — (662) 563-6200
Dedicated, Professional Legal Help With Mississippi Workers’ Compensation & Personal Injury Matters
If you experienced an injury or lost a loved one due to another person’s negligence, you need legal experts at your side to help you with your case. Workers’ compensation and personal injury claims are often tough to navigate alone, especially when insurance companies look for ways to avoid paying damages. The workers’ compensation, personal injury, and wrongful death attorneys at Lunsford, Baskin, & Priebe, PLLC, have years of experience supporting Mississippi residents and helping them receive the money they deserve. Our lawyers will represent you both in and out of court so that you can maximize the amount of compensation you receive for a workplace injury or illness, personal injury, or wrongful death. If you want to learn about how Lunsford, Baskin, & Priebe can help you with your case, contact our Jackson office at 601-983-2667. You can also schedule a free case evaluation by clicking here.