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Monthly Archives: October 2020

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Lousiana Emergency Responders, PTSD, and Workers’ Compensation

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

According to some research, about a third of emergency responders struggle with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. This means that these workers have a much higher incidence of PTSD than people in the general population. Almost all emergency responders experience symptoms like flashbacks and hypervigilance after they are directly exposed to trauma, witness a traumatic… Read More »

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Three Situations When Workers’ Compensation Is Unavailable

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

In 2018, there were almost three million nonfatal workplace accidents in the United States. This figure does not include occupational diseases, such as breathing problems or hearing loss. Most states have mandatory insurance laws which require employers to carry workers’ compensation insurance. But as outlined below, many employers do not have a valid policy…. Read More »

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Top Five Non-Injury Shoulder Pain Causes

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

Few conditions adversely affect daily life more than chronic shoulder pain. These conditions restrict everything from morning routines to sleeping well at night. Frequently, chronic shoulder pain is also frustrating. Many times, even doctors can do little more than speculate as to the cause. What is known is that non-injury shoulder pain is always… Read More »

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Watch Out For These Common Employer Workers’ Comp Scams

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

Most companies care little or nothing about worker safety. However, most companies care a great deal about their bottom lines. So, workers’ compensation scams, which reduce the amount of money companies pay for this insurance, are rather common. They are rather effective too. Overall workers’ compensation benefits recently hit their lowest level since 1980…. Read More »

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Breaking Down Louisiana’s Complex First Responder/Cancer Presumption

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

Emergency responders have a higher incidence of cancer than the general population. In fact, among some types of cancer, the risk is twice as high. Typically, cancer is a combination of an environmental and a genetic condition. Therefore, tracing it to one specific cause is not easy. Lawmakers in the Bayou State recently passed… Read More »

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Benefits Available to Outdoor Benzodiazepine Exposure Victims

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

The combination of the heat from a gasoline engine and the residue of organic matter, like lawn clippings, creates benzodiazepine fumes. These fumes are one of the most toxic substances known to mankind. Prolonged exposure to benzodiazepine has been linked to a number of chronic, serious health problems, including cancer. Cancer survival rates have… Read More »

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