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Monthly Archives: August 2020

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Top Five Occupational Diseases in Louisiana

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

Occupational disease claims are usually the most complex workers’ compensation claims. Frequently, the victim did not immediately report the illness, so there are time deadline issues. Additionally, a pre-existing condition is usually involved. Full compensation is available in such situations, but there are a few added legal wrinkles. An experienced New Orleans workers’ compensation… Read More »

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What to Expect in a Louisiana Workers’ Compensation Claim

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

In the early 1900s, many factories were extremely dangerous places. The court system was unable to effectively process all injury claims. So, injured workers surrendered their right to sue for damages in court in exchange for a management-provided insurance system that paid compensation for lost wages and medical bills. Incidentally, to deflect blame for… Read More »

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Common Repetitive Stress Injuries in Workers’ Compensation Claims

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

In the 1990s and early 2000s, laser video and audio disks were all the rage. Such disks were a significant improvement over older delivery systems. Yet laser disks could not withstand very much abnormal wear and tear. More than a tiny scratch or two significantly affected performance. The human body is much the same…. Read More »

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Louisiana Workers’ Compensation and Non-Hospital Medical Bills

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

On average, serious injury-related medical bills often exceed $100,000. Hospitalization accounts for only part of this cost. Traditionally, insurance companies hesitate to pay ancillary medical expenses, like physical therapy costs. At best, they usually agree to pay for the closest provider or the one that happens to be in a preferred network. Workers’ compensation… Read More »

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The Most Common Toxic Exposure Occupational Diseases in Mississippi

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

An occupational disease is a work-related illness or injury that occurs over the course of more than one work shift. Common examples include hearing loss, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, and joint pain. Frequently, these illnesses, while serious, have high recovery rates. Toxic exposure illnesses are different. Overall, survival rates for cancer and other chronic illness… Read More »

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What You Should Know About Occupational Neck Injuries

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

Chronic neck pain affects about a fifth of the workers in Louisiana. Frequently, because of a trauma injury or occupational disease, the source of this neck pain is work-related. In many cases, neck pain is almost completely disabling. Severe loss of mobility has emotional effects as well. Many of these victims no longer attend… Read More »

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Breaking Down the Lost Wages Benefit in Mississippi

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

In today’s economy, every dime counts. That’s especially true when families must make do with less money because of a workplace injury. Without precise calculation, these reduced wages could be as much as 15 percent lower than they should be. More on this below. Wage replacement is not the only available benefit. No-fault workers’… Read More »

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