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Monthly Archives: February 2021

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First Responders and Unintentional Injuries

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

Media reports usually focus on intentional first responder injuries, such as police officers who are shot in the line of duty. Unintentional injuries, like falls and smoke inhalation, often go under the radar. Yet emergency responders have a significantly higher risk of unintentional injury than people in almost any other line of work. Whether… Read More »

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Top Three Employer Workers’ Compensation Scams in Louisiana

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

Employee fraud workers’ compensation claims often dominate the headlines. Sometimes, unscrupulous workers fake or exaggerate injuries. Other times, unscrupulous doctors treat nonexistent injuries. But such claims account for less than 2 percent of all workers’ compensation claims in Louisiana. Employer fraud is a much more pervasive problem. Some of the more common schemes are… Read More »

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Top Five Knee Injuries in Mississippi

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

Serious knee injuries affect millions of Americans every year. A significant number of these injuries are work-related. As a result, even if the victim was partially at fault for the accident which caused the injury, financial compensation might be available. These families need this money to carry on with their lives. However, the claims… Read More »

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Compensation in a Job Injury Claim

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

Originally, the agreement between workers and management known as the Grand Bargain sped benefits to injured workers, so they could quickly get back on the job. Today, the workers’ compensation system is a bloated bureaucracy dominated by insurance company interests. Yet the injuries these victims sustain are more serious than ever, mostly because of… Read More »

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The Five Phases of Medical Treatment After a Job Injury in Louisiana

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

After a serious injury, like a spine injury, the medical bills could exceed $4 million. Much of these expenses are associated with one of the five phases outlined below. Health insurance companies usually do not cover injury-related costs, and most families cannot possibly pay these costs out of their own pockets. To help families… Read More »

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Diagnosing and Treating Work-Related Neck Injuries

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

Neck injuries are among the most common work-related injuries in Mississippi. Actions like craning one’s neck and turning one’s head do not immediately cause injury. But people who do these things dozens of times a day almost every day for decades often develop a repetitive stress disorder. Work-related motor vehicle collisions often cause whiplash,… Read More »

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