Living in Madison, Mississippi
Madison is located in the center of Mississippi in Madison County. The city’s nickname is “The Brick City” because of its numerous brick buildings. The city sits just ten miles from Jackson, which is Mississippi’s capital and largest city. Madison’s geographic size is 13.7 square miles or 35 square kilometers, and as of 2019, the population was around 24,661 people.
The city was named after the fourth President of the United States, James Madison. It started as a railroad station, known as Madison Station, for the Illinois Central Railroad in 1856. Much of Madison Station was destroyed by the Union during the American Civil War, but after the war, the city grew significantly.
Today, Madison is known for its small-town charm, and it’s one of the safest cities in the U.S. Family Circle magazine deemed it one of the best locations for families, and Money Magazine listed it as one of the best places to live in America.
Madison Workers’ Compensation Lawyers
Although Madison is a great place to live, it’s not free from workplace and personal injuries. If you were injured on the job, you should be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. Workers’ compensation is a type of insurance that covers lost wages and medical expenses for employees injured at work. Unfortunately, many injured workers’ claims are underpaid or outright denied by employer insurance companies. Those who are denied proper benefits need workers’ compensation legal representation.
Workers’ compensation is a distinct area of the law, but very few law firms specialize in it. Most firms that handle workers’ compensation cases mainly focus on personal injuries. Here at Lunsford, Baskin, and Priebe, PLLC, our lawyers specialize in both workers’ compensation and personal injury cases. With years of experience and expert knowledge on workers’ compensation law, we’ve helped numerous injured employees receive the benefits they deserve for their injuries, some of which included hundreds of thousands of dollars in benefits.
If you experience a workplace injury, you shouldn’t have to deal with fighting for your claim without expert support. Receiving workers’ compensation can be a long and arduous process. With Lunsford, Baskin, and Priebe, you don’t need to worry about handling the complexities of receiving workers’ compensation. We’ll help you every step of the way so that you can focus on recovering from your injuries.
Workers’ Compensation Injuries We Handle
Lunsford, Baskin, and Priebe, PLLC assists clients with different types of injuries. Some incredibly common workplace injuries that we see across various industries include:
Back, Neck, & Spine Injuries
These types of injuries are common in both office and more labor-intensive jobs. A few causes include falling from a ladder, slipping, and even prolonged sitting. Workers often experience back injuries as a result of both single incidents and repeated actions. For example, people experience back injuries after lifting heavy equipment, but they could also become injured from repeatedly bending and lifting objects throughout their day. Common back injuries include lumbar injuries, slipped discs, vertebral fractures, pinched nerves, and inflammation of back muscles or ligaments.
Neck and spinal injuries can leave victims with permanent disabilities and even paralysis. Some neck and spinal injuries include broken neck and spinal bones, but the most serious injuries usually involve impinged and severed nerves. Damage to the nerves in the spinal cords can lead to paraplegia or quadriplegia, and these types of injuries can be fatal, especially if they’re not treated properly.
First responders, such as firefighters, police officers, and emergency technicians, often become victims of workplace injuries because of immediate threats to their safety and long-term health risks. Sudden injuries can occur due to accidents and deliberate violence, but less obvious injuries include hypertension, post-traumatic stress disorder, bloodborne pathogens, cancer, and hearing loss. Firefighters often develop exposure-related illnesses because of smoke, toxins, and carcinogens. Hypertension is an especially harmful disease that affects three-quarters of first responders.
Shoulder and Knee Injuries
Shoulder and knee injuries can occur from unexpected workplace accidents or sudden movements, but they can also result from repeated movements performed over an extended period. You may not know that the movements you perform at work could negatively impact your shoulders and knees, and the symptoms of these injuries may not even be noticeable for years. When you do develop symptoms of shoulder and knee injuries,
it can become expensive quickly. Shoulder and knee injuries often require time off of work and physical therapy, and some victims of workplace injuries may even need to get knee and shoulder replacements. Common knee and shoulder injuries include torn rotator cuffs, Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL), and meniscus.
Foot and ankle fractures are exceedingly common, especially for labor-intensive careers. Common injuries resulting in fractures include falling from a ladder, forklift accidents, falling objects, slipping, and collapsing trench accidents. Symptoms of ankle fractures include pain, bruising, swelling, tenderness, and difficulty putting weight on the ankle. Fractures also often come with long-term risks of developing arthritis and losing mobility. If you experience an ankle or foot fracture, you’ll likely need time away from work so that you can avoid putting weight on the afflicted area.
Madison Workers’ Compensation Claims Process
Work injuries are incredibly common across labor-intensive jobs, such as construction and manufacturing, and office jobs, where people sit for an unhealthy amount of time. Because workplace injuries and ailments are so common, employers usually inform employees to trust them to handle workers’ compensation benefits and will provide employees with a workers’ compensation representative. Your workplace may even offer workers’ compensation doctors through your employers’ insurance companies. Unfortunately, employers and insurance companies often look for ways to underpay or deny your claim. Workers’ compensation doctors often under-evaluate the severity of injuries so that insurance companies don’t have to pay as much for your recovery.
You shouldn’t let employers or insurance companies take advantage of you as you recover from your injuries. Contact expert workers’ compensation lawyers today so that you can receive the full benefits you deserve for medical bills and lost wages. You can count on Lunsford, Baskin, and Priebe PLLC, to fight for your claim both in and out of court so that you don’t need to worry about being denied fair compensation.
Madison Personal Injury Lawyers
In addition to workers’ compensation, the lawyers at Lunsford, Baskin, and Priebe, PLLC have years of experience helping victims of personal injuries. Some examples of cases we handle include:
Car accidents are the leading cause of personal injuries in the United States, and they’re usually avoidable. Car accidents are typically caused by someone’s negligence. If you’re injured in a car accident that was caused by someone failing to perform reasonable care, you shouldn’t have to pay for your medical bills and lost wages. Common causes of car accidents include distracted driving, reckless driving, traffic violations, an inexperienced driver, driving while tired, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, negligent maintenance, dangerous road conditions, and bad weather conditions.
Personal injuries caused by truck accidents are similar to car accidents, but truck accidents often lead to more severe injuries and often increase the likelihood of there being a fatality. In 2018 alone, 4,126 Americans were killed in truck accidents and many thousands more were injured. Most of the fatalities were in passenger vehicles. Severe injuries and deaths are more common because trucks weigh significantly more than the average passenger vehicle, so the force vehicles sustain in truck wrecks is often deadly.
These types of accidents often lead to severe injuries or death of motorcyclists, but others involved can also sustain serious injuries. Motorcyclists are more likely to sustain severe or fatal injuries in a vehicular accident because their bodies are more exposed than those driving passenger vehicles. Common causes of motorcycle accidents include aggressive driving, speeding, failing to check blind spots, drifting between lanes, failing to use a turn signal, and failing to yield.
Slip and Fall Accidents
Property owners are responsible for the safety of others on their property, and this is known as premises liability. This includes both businesses and residential homes. If a property owner is aware of a potential hazard and fails to address or fix it, they could be held liable for personal injuries. A few common causes of slip and fall injuries include ice or liquid on the ground, loose or broken handrails, objects on the ground, broken sidewalks, torn carpet, loose floor tiles, bad lighting, lack of handicap access, and inadequate security.
Medical malpractice occurs when a medical professional engages in an action or behavior that departs from accepted standards, which then results in injury or death. A few common examples of medical malpractice include anesthesia errors, incorrect diagnosis, birth injuries, medication errors, emergency room errors, delay in treatment, and surgical errors. Medical malpractice is often not intentional, and it can be difficult to prove. If you suspect medical malpractice after you sustained an injury, you should contact a personal injury lawyer.
Wrongful death occurs when a person’s negligence or deliberate wrongdoing results in someone’s passing. The victim’s spouse or children can file a wrongful death lawsuit, and the personal representative of the victim’s estate can also file a suit. Potential damages you could recover include funeral and burial costs, pain and suffering, loss of a parent, loss of consortium, and medical bills.
How a Mississippi Personal Injury Attorney Can Help
Handling a personal injury case on your own can be incredibly difficult, especially while you recover from your injuries or mourn your lost loved one. Personal injury cases often involve dealing with the negligent party, their insurance company, and their legal representation. With Lunsford, Baskin, and Priebe, PLLC, we’ll represent every step of the way and deal with the negligent party. We’ll fight for you so that you receive the money you deserve for damages.
The negligent party’s insurance company will do anything they can to avoid paying out your claim, so you need expert legal support to ensure you receive the maximum compensation possible. Lunsford, Baskin, and Priebe, PLLC will work diligently so that you receive the money you deserve for damages. We’ll work to either settle your case or represent you in court, and we’ll even handle all of the paperwork.
How Do I Know If I Have a Case?
Whether or not you have a case is based on your circumstances. If you’re not sure, we recommend you read through the other resources on our website, and we also suggest you contact us here for a free case evaluation. We’ll communicate with you remotely or meet with you in person to gather all relevant information regarding your case, and we’ll supply you with available legal options moving forward.
What Kind of Compensation Could I Recover?
We can’t determine what you can expect to recover without knowing the details of your case. If you choose to communicate with one of our personal injury or workers’ compensation lawyers, we’ll gain a better understanding of your unique case and present you with a speculative amount of compensation you could receive. For personal injuries, you can receive compensation for medical bills, lost wages, loss of consortium, and pain and suffering. If you have a workers’ compensation case, you can gain benefits for medical bills and lost wages.
Madison, Mississippi Emergency Services
Call 911 in the event of an emergency.
Madison, Mississippi Police Department — (601) 856-6111
Madison, Mississippi Fire Department — (601) 856-8894
Madison Municipal Court — (601) 707-1420
Dedicated, Professional Legal Help With Mississippi Workers’ Compensation & Personal Injury Matters
You need expert legal professionals if you were injured at work or by another person’s negligence. Additionally, you should seek legal guidance if you lost a family member due to someone’s negligence or deliberate wrongdoing. The lawyers at Lunsford, Baskin, and Priebe, PLLC will represent you if you have a case, and we’ll work diligently so that you receive the compensation you deserve.
In both cases of workers’ compensation and personal injuries, insurance companies do everything they can to avoid paying full benefits to victims. Our attorneys will fight for your case and ensure you maximize the money you receive for injuries or wrongful death. If you’re ready to fight for the money you deserve, call our Jackson office at 601-983-2667. You can also click here for a free case evaluation.