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Monthly Archives: December 2020

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Top Three Ways Mississippi Employers Cheat Workers’ Compensation Plans

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

Employer workers’ compensation fraud cases usually dominate news headlines. Statistically, however, these situations make up less than 2 percent of the workers’ compensation fraud cases in Mississippi. Cheating employers are a much bigger problem. Most employers cheat because they think they can get away with it, and even if they get caught, they know… Read More »

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Diagnosing and Treating Work-Related Knee Injuries

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

Various kinds of knee injuries affect hundreds of thousands of Americans every year. They range from very mild to almost debilitating. Many of these injuries are work-related. Falls are one of the leading causes of knee injuries. Many of these falls occur in offices, when people trip over loose carpet or hit open desk… Read More »

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Landscaping Workers and Toxic Exposure Claims

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

The landscaping industry has expanded steadily, and at a faster pace than the overall economy, since 2015. This growth pattern is expected to continue in the foreseeable future. That’s good news for both veteran landscape artists and those who want a little extra work on an occasional or seasonal basis. Both these kinds of… Read More »

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Five Common Emergency Responder Workers’ Compensation Claims

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

Now more than ever, emergency responders put their lives at risk every time they answer calls for help. In fact, police, firefighters, and other first responders have a much higher injury rate than other categories of workers. That includes workers in dangerous occupations, like fishing, construction, energy production, and mining. Because of some new… Read More »

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Top Five Construction Site Injuries

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

Year after year, construction sites are at or near the top of those “most dangerous jobs” list. In fact, over a fifth of all workplace deaths occur at construction sites. Particularly in Mississippi, many construction workers have Limited English Proficiency. These individuals are experienced and hard-working, but through no fault of their own, their… Read More »

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The Wage Replacement Benefit in a Mississippi Workers’ Compensation Claim

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

Employer workers’ compensation costs have fallen sharply in recent decades. Worker benefits have fallen sharply as well, to their lowest level since 1980. In other words, while wages have increased, mostly due to inflation, benefits have decreased, again mostly due to inflation. A workplace injury is financially crippling for most families. Typically, the victim’s… Read More »

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