Living in Biloxi, Mississippi
Biloxi is located in Harrison County. Its southern border sits along the Mississippi Sound, and its northern border is located near Ocean Springs in Jackson County. With its proximity to the Gulf of Mexico, Biloxi offers a humid subtropical climate and an annual tropical storm season.
Before becoming part of the United States, Biloxi changed hands a few times between colonizers. It was a French settlement through most of the 18th century. Britain then took over after the Seven Years’ War in 1763. The Spanish then ruled from 1779 to 1810. In 1811, the US gained control of Biloxi and other areas of southern Mississippi in a trade deal. It became part of Mississippi and the United States in 1817.
Today, Biloxi features numerous attractions including casinos, notable restaurants, and relaxing beaches. The median age is 38 years old, and the population sits at around 46,212 as of the 2019 census. The average annual income is almost $44,000, and the median monthly rent is $881. With a rich history, breathtaking beaches, and appealing attractions, Biloxi is a great place to live.
Biloxi Workers’ Compensation Lawyers
Workers’ compensation is a critical area of the law. When someone is injured in the workplace, they rely on receiving workers’ compensation benefits for their medical bills and recovery. Without workers’ compensation, a workplace injury could permanently ruin someone’s life both physically and financially. Because workers’ compensation is so crucial for recovery, victims of workplace injuries need expert legal counsel that specializes in workers’ compensation.
Although many law firms handle workers’ compensation cases, not many specialize in it. Fortunately, if you’re a Biloxi resident or live in another part of Mississippi, you can count on Lunsford, Baskin, and Priebe, PLLC to support you and help get the compensation you deserve. We specialize in handling workers’ compensation claims. Our attorneys have helped numerous victims of workplace injuries receive benefits from unscrupulous employers and insurance companies that tried to underpay or outright deny claims.
If you experience an injury at work, you shouldn’t have to worry about fighting for the workplace benefits owed to you—you should focus on physically recovering as much as possible. When you work with the workers’ compensation lawyers at Lunsford. Baskin, and Priebe, you can let us handle the legal disputes and settlements. We’ll be in your corner fighting for your claim so that you make a speedy recovery without financially struggling.
Workers’ Compensation Injuries We Handle
Here at Lunsford, Baskin, and Priebe, PLLC, we help clients with many different kinds of workplace injuries. A few common workplace injuries that occur in various industries include:
Shoulder and Knee Injury
Shoulder and knee injuries are both exceedingly common in the workplace, especially for workers performing manual labor. Shoulder and knee injuries can occur from a single event, such as an accident, or they can occur after months or years of repetitive movements. Muscle tissue tears are incredibly frequent in different industries, and you could have issues with tendons and ligaments. Some common tears occur in the rotator cuffs, Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL), and the meniscus. A severe tear or other shoulder and knee injury often require additional specialty treatments, such as physical or occupational therapy, and you may even need surgery. Additionally, artificial knee and shoulder replacements are common. All of these potential medical treatments are incredibly pricey, so you need workers’ compensation to cover your medical expenses and recovery.
Fractures are a common workplace injury in physically demanding jobs, such as construction, warehouses, and manufacturing. Foot and ankle fractures occur frequently in these industries, and they require a great deal of care and recovery time. Fractures often occur from falling objects, forklift accidents, collapsing trenches, workplace slip and falls, and running. If you experience a foot or ankle fracture, you need to work with your treating doctor to determine the amount of time you need away from work or what work activities you should avoid. Fractures take a great deal of time to recover from if you put weight on the affected areas. Continuing to work can exacerbate the problem, so you need to follow your doctor’s directions to recover as quickly as possible. Fortunately, workers’ compensation should cover lost wages if you’re unable to work because of your fracture.
Back, Neck, & Spine Injuries
Back, neck, and spine injuries can all be highly dangerous and may result in permanent disabilities. Common back injuries include lower back strain, cervical disc herniation, pinched nerves, vertebral fractures, and muscle and ligament inflammation. Although back injuries can occur from a sudden injury, they can also occur with repetitive movements and prolonged sitting. Office workers often experience back injuries from extended periods at their desks. Additionally, people working in more labor-intensive industries experience back injuries when carrying, bending, or lifting heavy objects.
Neck and spine injuries are a serious threat to a person’s long-term health, especially if it involves the spinal cord. A broken neck and spinal bones may sound devastating, which they can be, but the most serious threat is an impinged nerve or spinal nerves that become severed or bruised. This can result in permanent paraplegia and quadriplegia, and the higher the injury in the spine, the more likely that it will be severe. Improper treatment of a neck or spinal injury can even be fatal.
First Responder Injuries
Tragically, first responders often face injuries and are not fairly compensated. First responders, such as police officers, firefighters, and emergency medical technicians face both immediate threats to their health and long-term illnesses. For example, a police officer faces the threat of becoming injured in the line of duty from an assailant, but they also face the threat of high blood pressure from prolonged sitting and inactivity. Almost three-quarters of first responders face prehypertension or hypertension. Additional long-term illnesses include post-traumatic stress disorder, bloodborne pathogens, cancer, and hearing loss. If you were injured while on the job as a first responder or you developed an illness because of your job, you need legal experts at your side to ensure that you receive the benefits you deserve for medical bills and lost wages.
Biloxi Workers’ Compensation Claims Process
Many employers push the narrative that receiving workers’ compensation is an easy process and that you can trust your employer and their insurance company to take care of you financially in the event of an injury. Often, this does not occur, and injured employees do not receive the full benefits they’re entitled to. Workers’ compensation claims are often underpaid or outright denied because employers and insurance companies look for reasons to deny injured employees benefits.
You shouldn’t have to worry about the status of your claim while you’re in recovery. Count on Lunsford, Baskin, and Priebe, PLLC to get your claim approved. Our dedicated lawyers assist Mississippi residents with receiving full compensation in or out of court. We’ll represent you the entire time so that you can focus on your recovery.
Biloxi Personal Injury Lawyers
Lunsford, Baskin, and Priebe also assist Mississippi residents with personal injury cases. The most common cause of personal injuries in the US is car accidents. Vehicular accidents can result in a variety of injuries ranging from mild to severe, and car accident injuries can pose a lifetime of physical struggles or can even be fatal. If you experienced a car accident, it was likely caused by negligence. A few frequent causes of car accidents include driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, distracted driving, reckless driving, failing to properly maintain a car, and driving while fatigued.
Like car accidents, truck accidents can cause serious or even fatal injuries, and those who experience a wreck involving a truck may face even more severe injuries. Commercial trucks can weigh around 80,000 pounds, and with that extra weight comes a higher degree of risk in the event of an accident. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), 4,126 people in America died in truck accidents in 2018 alone, and 96% of those fatalities were in passenger vehicles. If you were injured in an accident caused by a truck driver, you need to hold the negligent person accountable and receive the compensation you deserve.
Motorcycle accidents don’t account for a high percentage of vehicular accidents, but they do account for many of the road fatalities that occur every year. Motorcyclists lack the protection of other drivers on the road because their bodies are more exposed, and if they wreck, it’s more likely that they’ll receive serious or fatal injuries. Common causes of motorcycle accidents include aggressive driving, failing to check blind spots, drifting between lanes, and failing to yield. A common cause of a non-motorcycle vehicle causing a motorcycle accident is following a motorcycle too closely and under-anticipating a motorcycle’s distance when turning.
Slip and Fall Accidents
Slip and fall accidents often result from property owners’ negligence. When a property owner is at fault for a slip and fall accident, it’s known as premises liability. If a store or property owner is aware of a safety hazard on their property and failed to fix it, they could be held liable if someone becomes injured. Common causes for slip and fall accidents include wet floors, broken handrails, torn carpets, poor lighting, potholes, inadequate security, and no handicap access.
Medical malpractice is when a medical professional strays from standard medical practices and causes an injury or death as a result. The legal classification of medical malpractice is often quite complex, so you need legal assistance to help you with your case. Consult with a medical malpractice lawyer to determine your legal options. Common causes of medical malpractice include birth injuries, surgical errors, emergency room errors, misdiagnoses, anesthesia errors, and medication or prescription errors.
Wrongful death is a tragic reality in our society, and it occurs when a person’s negligence or willful wrongdoing results in the death of another person. Losing a loved one is always incredibly difficult, and the emotional pain of the loss is made greater when it’s unexpected and results from someone else’s negligence. A surviving spouse or child of the victim can file a wrongful death lawsuit and seek damages for loss of consortium or parent, medical bills the victim may have accumulated, funeral costs, and pain and suffering. Personal representatives of the victim’s estate can also file a wrongful death suit.
How a Mississippi Personal Injury Attorney Can Help
Personal injury lawyers are critical for receiving the compensation you deserve because you’re having to deal with the negligent party, their insurance company, and any legal support they may have. Insurance companies are businesses, and they’re going to do everything they can to underplay or discount the severity of your injuries to avoid giving you compensation. The lawyers at Lunsford, Baskin, and Priebe will represent you in your personal injury case to ensure you receive the money insurance companies owe you.
We also handle all communication with insurance companies and the opposite party’s attorneys, and we also conduct private investigations to gather evidence of your case. We’ll negotiate on your behalf to get you the maximum amount of compensation possible, and we’ll handle all legal matters regardless of if the case goes to court.
You shouldn’t have to worry about dealing with insurance companies and legal proceedings while you recover. Count on our personal injury attorneys to handle your case for you.
How Do I Know If I Have a Case?
If you’re not entirely sure whether or not you have a case, we recommend you contact us here for a free case evaluation. We’ll either meet with you or communicate remotely to gather all relevant information so that we can provide you with your legal options. If you decide to hire our law office, we’ll work tirelessly to gather proof of your claim, and we’ll handle all of the paperwork.
What Kind of Compensation Could I Recover?
Without knowing the details of your case, we can’t estimate the amount of compensation you could receive, but you have every right to seek damages in Mississippi for your personal injury. You could receive damages for past and future medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Biloxi, Mississippi Emergency Services
If you’re experiencing an emergency, please call 911.
Biloxi, Mississippi Police Department — (228) 392-0641
Biloxi, Mississippi Fire Department — (228) 435-6200
Dedicated, Professional Legal Help With Mississippi Workers’ Compensation & Personal Injury Matters
If you were injured at work or experienced a personal injury due to another person’s negligence, you need seasoned attorneys to support you every step of the way. Here at Lunsford, Baskin, and Priebe, PLLC, we represent victims of workplace injuries, and our team will work tirelessly to get you the full benefits you deserve promptly.
Our lawyers will also represent you in the event of a personal injury. Insurance companies often try to place some of the blame on victims to save money, but our lawyers will fight to hold insurance companies accountable and maximize the compensation you receive. Call our Jackson office at 601-983-2667 or click here for a free case evaluation.