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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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Healthcare Workers and Workers Compensation

Healthcare Workers and Workers Compensation

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

Mississippi healthcare workers face tremendous pressure on a daily basis, especially with the continuing COVID-19 pandemic. Healthcare workers are more likely to sustain workplace injuries and illnesses than other employees. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) stated that hospital workers are twice as likely to sustain an injury or illness while on the… Read More »

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What Is the Coming and Going Rule in Workers’ Compensation?

What Is the Coming and Going Rule in Workers’ Compensation?

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

Workers’ compensation is an important part of what makes employment in America unique. It’s not uncommon to get injured on the job. After all, we are all human and make mistakes. One momentary lapse in focus can potentially cause serious harm, depending on what you do for a living. Workers’ compensation isn’t exactly cut-and-dry,… Read More »

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Getting Workers’ Compensation for an On-The-Job Meniscus Tear

Getting Workers’ Compensation for an On-The-Job Meniscus Tear

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

The benefits of workers’ compensation can be lifesaving in the event of a serious injury, especially one such as a torn meniscus. Knee injuries are usually very painful and inhibit regular activity like performing work duties. You need time to rest and recover from your injury, pushing yourself to ignore the pain will only… Read More »

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Broken Bone Injuries and Workers Compensation

Broken Bone Injuries and Workers Compensation

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

Unfortunately, broken bones are common, and the average person will experience two of them in his or her lifetime. That works out to 6.8 million Americans who suffer a broken bone each year.  In case you are wondering, a fracture is the same as a break, so we’ll use the terms interchangeably. Although some… Read More »

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Sitting on the Job. Can This Cause Injury and a Workers’ Comp Claim?

Sitting on the Job. Can This Cause Injury and a Workers’ Comp Claim?

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

When people think of workplace injuries, they often picture deadly accidents and other causes of sudden onset injuries, but these are not the only types of workplace injuries. People can develop workplace injuries and illnesses over an extended period of time, which is often the case for people suffering from sitting-related injuries. A large… Read More »

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Workers’ Compensation Death Benefits: Who Gets What For How Long?

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

In Louisiana, those related to deceased employees have the right to recover workers’ compensation death benefits. Workers’ compensation is a form of insurance that covers injured and ill employees’ medical bills and lost wages. When someone loses their life on the job, the victim’s family members can recover compensation. If you’ve lost a loved… Read More »

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Top 5 Mistakes Injured Workers Make After Accidents

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

Imagine suffering an injury at work today. Would you know what to do next? Are you sure you’d handle it correctly? It’s common for injured workers to inadvertently do things wrong, putting themselves at risk. Here are the top five mistakes to avoid after a workplace injury. 1- Failing to Report Your Injury One… 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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Vocational Rehab and Workplace Injuries

Vocational Rehab and Workplace Injuries

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

Injured workers in Louisiana are eligible for workers’ compensation, which has many components. You may already be aware of the fact that you are entitled to all costs that are reasonable and necessary to treat your injury and achieve maximum cure. Doctor and hospital bills (including emergency room) Nursing services Medical supplies Prescriptions Physical… Read More »

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