Shreveport Workers’ Compensation Lawyer
Workers’ compensation is a specialized area of law; however, not many law firms dedicate their practice to workers’ compensation benefits. Instead, you typically find personal injury law firms in Louisiana that also handle some workers’ compensation claims here and there. You need a firm that has the experience and knowledge that your case deserves. At Lunsford, Baskin & Priebe, PLLC, we specialize in workers’ compensation benefits. If you were wrongfully denied benefits or your benefits were terminated earlier than they should’ve been, contact our Shreveport workers’ compensation lawyers for assistance.
Our skilled legal team represents workers in numerous industries, including truck drivers, firefighters and other first responders, construction workers, ironworkers, and general laborers who suffered work-related injuries. Our priority is to protect your rights and help you get the benefits you are owed.
Types of Injuries Covered by a Workers’ Compensation Claim in Shreveport
Louisiana workers’ compensation benefits will cover a traumatic injury or occupational illness that you sustain during the course and scope of your employment. Some of the most common injuries we represent injured workers for include:
Back, Neck, and Spine Injuries
Falling from a ladder or scaffolding, being struck by equipment, or tripping and falling are just a few of the accidents that can lead to back, neck, or other spine injuries. Some of the most common spinal injuries are lower back strain, vertebral fractures, disc herniations, inflammation of ligaments and muscles, and pinched nerves. Some injuries heal in weeks, while others can take months. In severe cases, injured workers may be left with permanent damage and/or paralysis.
First Responder Illnesses
First responders face hazardous conditions that can result in significant health problems down the line. High blood pressure and posttraumatic stress disorder are common conditions with these frontline workers. They also run the risk of disease from exposure to bloodborne pathogens or chemicals that cause cancer. Hearing loss is also another problem that may warrant a workers’ compensation claim.
Bone fractures, especially in the foot or ankle, are typical workers’ compensation claims. Many of these injuries require invasive surgery with a skilled orthopedic surgeon. Examples of incidents that can lead to a fracture include:
- Falling from a high location, such as a ladder;
- Falling object lands on foot;
- Tripping over an object while running, common with first responders; and
- Being run over by a forklift backing up in a warehouse.
Severe fractures can also damage joints, which is why you must see a qualified surgeon. If your workers’ compensation adjuster isn’t taking your foot or ankle fracture seriously enough, we will help.
Shoulder and Knee Injuries
Shoulder and knee injuries can occur in a one-time traumatic event or develop over time through repetitive motion. Even seemingly minor sprains could require you to take some time off and undergo physical therapy. Some of the more common injuries include a torn ACL, torn rotator cuff, and torn meniscus.
Contact Our Shreveport Workers Compensation Lawyers Today
If you need assistance with a Shreveport workers’ compensation claim or denial, contact Lunsford, Baskin & Priebe, PLLC today at 504-302-4131 to schedule a free initial consultation.