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What Are Louisiana Indemnity Benefits?

What Are Louisiana Indemnity Benefits?

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

Being injured or becoming ill on the job can be scary for many workers who entirely rely on their income to survive. If you have to miss days and weeks, or even months of work while recovering, you might wonder how you will pay for your expenses. Luckily, there is something called indemnity benefits,… Read More »

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Can Loud Noise at Work Affect My Health?

Can Loud Noise at Work Affect My Health?

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

Millions of people go to work every day unaware of the health hazards they are exposed to. When most people think of workplace hazards, they imagine heavy machinery, dangerous lifting, or some kind of physical damage to the bones, muscles, or soft tissue. However, one critical health risk that people unknowingly expose themselves to… Read More »

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The Role of HIPAA In Your Louisiana Workers' Compensation Claim

The Role of HIPAA In Your Louisiana Workers’ Compensation Claim

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

Though HIPAA might be a term easily recognized, few know exactly what it is and how it works. From a basic understanding, most people know that HIPAA has to do with their private healthcare information and how it is used by medical providers and healthcare facilities. Beyond that, however, most people are in the… Read More »

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Louisiana Excavation and Trench Accident Injuries

Louisiana Excavation and Trench Accident Injuries

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

Excavation and trench accidents are highly preventable, but many of these accidents have injured and even killed employees. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), hundreds of injuries and dozens of fatalities occur every year due to trench collapses and excavation accidents, making them one of the deadliest accidents that can occur… Read More »

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Can You Get Carbon Monoxide Poisoning at Work?

Can You Get Carbon Monoxide Poisoning at Work?

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

Workers have a right to safe working conditions that do not pose a threat to their health. This includes exposure to carbon monoxide (CO). Unfortunately, carbon monoxide is a serious concern in many workplace environments. Every year, over 400 people die from accidental CO poisoning, which could have been prevented.  Carbon monoxide is an… Read More »

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Workers’ Compensation For Truck Drivers

Workers’ Compensation For Truck Drivers

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

According to the FMCSA, there are 2,060 accidents every year involving semi-trucks, 18-wheelers, and other large commercial vehicles. In addition to potentially fatal car accidents, truck operators also regularly face occupational hazards that can cause serious physical harm. Motor vehicle accidents are a leading cause of death in the United States, so it only… Read More »

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Can I Get Workers' Compensation If I Suffered a Burn Injury at Work?

Can I Get Workers’ Compensation If I Suffered a Burn Injury at Work?

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

Burn injuries are common in the workplace, especially in Mississippi. These injuries are incredibly painful, and they frequently require employees to undergo expensive medical treatments and take time away from work. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics noted that there are around 20,100 workplace burn injuries every year that require employees to take a… Read More »

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Can You Sue Your Employer for a Work-Related Injury in Louisiana?

Can You Sue Your Employer for a Work-Related Injury in Louisiana?

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

Whether a work accident is minor or severe, injured workers have a right to file a claim to receive workers’ compensation benefits. These benefits were established to protect workers who become injured on the job without the need to prove fault. However, workers’ compensation insurance also helps protect employers from being sued. Workers’ compensation… Read More »

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What Happens If You Are Laid Off While Receiving Workers’ Compensation

What Happens If You Are Laid Off While Receiving Workers’ Compensation

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

Receiving workers’ compensation benefits is extremely important for anyone who has sustained a workplace injury. Workers’ compensation is a type of insurance most employers are required to carry that allows people to take time at home or in the hospital to recover without having to worry about their finances. Different injuries will have different… Read More »

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What Should I Do If My Workers’ Comp Benefits Are Not Getting Authorized?

What Should I Do If My Workers’ Comp Benefits Are Not Getting Authorized?

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

Workers’ compensation was created for the purpose of helping you pay for medical expenses in the event that you are injured on the job. Workplace injuries can be quite serious and almost always require some kind of medical treatment which will certainly be expensive, so receiving this compensation can save you from a world… Read More »

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