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Monthly Archives: May 2021

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Diagnosing And Treating Work-Related Head Injuries

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

The number of job-related Traumatic Brain injuries, and the number of days lost to such injuries, have increased significantly in recent years. Falls and motor vehicle crashes are the most common causes of work-related head injuries. Assaults which occur on company property are up there as well. As outlined below, these injuries have complex… Read More »

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Bypassing Workers’ Compensation In Louisiana

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

Normally, workers’ compensation is the exclusive remedy for job-related injuries in the Bayou State. That’s good news and bad news for victims. The good news is that workers’ compensation is no-fault insurance. Even if the victim was partially, or entirely, to blame for the accident, full benefits are available. However, this compensation is usually… Read More »

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How Does A Pre-Existing Condition Affect A Mississippi Workers’ Compensation Claim?

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

Legally, pre-existing conditions do not affect these claims at all, at least in most cases. The eggshell skull rule states insurance companies cannot use a victim’s physical or other vulnerabilities as an excuse to reduce or deny compensation. The few exceptions are outlined below. However, a pre-existing condition often affects diagnosis and treatment of… Read More »

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The Magnificent Seven OSHA Citations

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the number of fatal workplace accidents increased significantly in 2019. OSHA is one of the smallest federal agencies. So, when inspectors issue citations, they usually focus on one of the areas mentioned below. Citations are usually irrelevant for liability purposes. Workers’ compensation insurance provides no-fault benefits…. Read More »

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