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The Most Common Maritime Injury That Is Caused at Work in Louisiana

The Most Common Maritime Injury That Is Caused at Work in Louisiana

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

Many different professions pose hazards for the workers within their respective industries. Maritime workers in Louisiana are among these dangerous professions. Due to the nature of their profession, these workers employed on one of Louisiana’s many inland ports and waterways are regularly exposed to working conditions that pose a serious risk to their health. … 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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Injuries Caused By Defective Equipment

Injuries Caused By Defective Equipment

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

Many Louisiana jobs come with workplace hazards that can lead to employees suffering from serious injuries or illnesses. Jobs and work environments can become even more dangerous if employees use defective equipment. If you’re injured on the job due to defective equipment, you may have different legal options for receiving compensation for medical bills… Read More »

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What Are the Time Limits for Filing a Workers' Compensation Claim

What Are the Time Limits for Filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim?

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

Workers’ compensation is a type of insurance that almost all employers are required to carry. The purpose of workers’ compensation is to provide wages and compensation for workers who have sustained an injury in the course of performing their work duties. Some injuries can take quite a while to heal, and medical bills start… Read More »

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parking lot accident

Who’s At Fault in a Parking Lot Accident?

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

Parking lot accidents are exceedingly common in both Mississippi and the rest of the country. It’s no mystery why that’s the case — cars are in incredibly close proximity with one another, drivers need to watch for other cars and pedestrians, and drivers often have limited vision because of other parked cars. Many parking… Read More »

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