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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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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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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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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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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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Am I Eligible for Workers’ Compensation Even If I’m At Fault?

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

  It is common for workers to question whether or not they are eligible for workers’ compensation if their injuries result from their own negligent actions. And the simple answer to this question is, yes, they are eligible. Workers’ compensation in every state, including Louisiana and Mississippi, is based on a no-fault system. The… Read More »

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Amazon Workers Have High Warehouse Injury Rate

Amazon Workers Have High Warehouse Injury Rate

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

Just this past year, Amazon announced its expansion in the state of Louisiana, with new centers being built in Baton Rouge and Shreveport. The company is looking to hire thousands of new workers, with wages starting between $18–$22 an hour. However, though new warehouse jobs are generally good for the economy, they are not… Read More »

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