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Injured At Work and My Fault – Do I Have A Claim?

Fault Injured

I got hurt at work but it was my fault – do I have a claim?   Short answer – Probably, but you should consult with an attorney.   As a general rule, Mississippi’s Workers’ Compensation laws are a “no fault” system, which means that regardless of whose fault an injury is, if you are hurt while in the course and scope of your employment you are entitled to benefits. There are several specific instances that will look at whose “fault” the injury was; for example, horseplay or fighting with a non-coworker about something non-work related, but those instances are few and far between....

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Being A Victim Of A Crime and Civil Claims

Crime Victim

My loved one was a victim of a crime in Mississippi, Do I possibly have a civil claim?   When a loved one is hurt or killed resulting from a crime, suing someone is usually the last thing on your mind. But with the costs of hospital bills, funeral expenses, and the loss of income, support and companionship of someone close to you finding out whether or not you have a legal remedy outside of the criminal justice system can make a world of difference. In the state of Mississippi, if a business owner could reasonably expect for a crime to occur...

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When will I get my next workers’ comp check?

Workers comp check

When will I get my next workers’ comp check?   In Mississippi, if your workers comp claim is admitted, and your approved doctor has taken you off work for 5 or more days under a doctor’s care, you are entitled to payment for your time off work. Commonly referred to as “workers’ comp checks”, this payment for your time off work is actually called temporary total disability— you may hear us refer to them as TTD for short. The amount can vary depending on how much you made per week and depending on the year you were injured.  However, just because you...

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File An I-130 If Family Resides Within Travel Banned Countries?

I-130

Can I Still File An I-130 If My Family Resides Within Travel Banned Countries? The simple answer is, yes. As a United States Citizen and Legal Permanent Resident (green card holder) you can still petition for your family in Libya, Iran, Somalia, Syria, and Yemen by filing an I-130, Petition for Alien Relative. There has been a major misconception that due to the Presidential Proclamation (travel ban) that no one could petition for their family abroad. Unfortunately, those misconceptions have stopped many people from filing petitions they are legally able to do even with the travel ban being enforced. The first...

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Do I Need a Lawyer?

Chhabra & Gibbs, P.A.

Do you need a lawyer for your workers’ compensation or personal injury case in Mississippi or Louisiana? Maybe. It depends. Not the concrete answer you were hoping for? We understand the search for a “yes” or a “no.” But the truth is, it depends on the facts.  We meet with people as part of a free, confidential consultation. No hidden fee. No strings attached.  If we believe you need an attorney, we will tell you.  If we don’t believe you would benefit from an attorney on your case, we’ll also tell you.  Either way, we’ll let you know your rights in...

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How to Prepare for your Slip and Fall Injury Case

Slip and fall

Slip and Fall is a very common type of personal injury claim. One of the best ways to increase the chances of your case is to preserve the evidence from the day of the fall. Oftentimes, the quality of the evidence that is gathered can tip the scales in the direction of the injured party. In most instances, adjusters and attorneys expect to see the following: Medical Records Witness Statements Photographs Police and Incident Reports Receipts An important part of proving fault in a slip and fall is proving ownership, control, and knowledge of hazard. It is important to gather evidence as soon...

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Halloween Safety Driving Tips

Halloween safety

When looking at Halloween safety statistics, children are twice or more as likely to get hit by a car between 4PM and 8PM on Halloween over any other time of the year. Over 85 percent of these kind of pedestrian accidents happen at non-intersecting locations. When you add the fun night of Halloween with the fact that most children are less aware of their surroundings, this creates a risk for pedestrian accidents and car wrecks. Here are Halloween safety driving tips for you to follow on Halloween: Drive extremely slow: On normal days you should follow the speed limit of your...

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Workers’ Compensation After Car Wreck

wreck

I was Injured in a car wreck on my way home from work, can I receive Workers' Compensation? The short answer: it depends.   Even when another person is responsible for your injuries during a car wreck in Mississippi, if you were “in the course and scope” of your injuries you are entitled to workers’ compensation. As a general rule Employees are not covered by workers’ compensation when going to or coming from work but there are several exceptions to that general rule. For instance, if travel is a part of your job then it is possible you could be covered by workers’...

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3 Attorneys Receive Best Attorney Honor

Chhabra & Gibbs Best Attorneys

3 Chhabra & Gibbs Attorneys Receive Honor from Jackson Free Press Best of Jackson, MS:  Lawyers and Law Firms   Each year, the Jackson Free Press holds a vote to determine the “Best of Jackson.”  With categories such as best dentist, best dining, and best doctor, Jackson residents are asked to cast their vote.  This year, three Chhabra & Gibbs attorneys were voted some of Jackson’s Best in the Lawyers and Law Firms category.   Darryl Gibbs, Teresa Harvey, and Amanda Fritz were recently honored in the Jackson Free Press’ Best of Jackson 2018: Lawyers and Law Firms, publication.  Darryl Gibbs was named Best...

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Workers’ Compensation & Choosing A Doctor: What Are Your Rights?

rights

One of the most important rights you have as an injured worker in Mississippi is the choice of which doctor will treat you for your on the job injury. Often insurance companies will direct you to physicians who are notorious for being more interested in making money from dealing with Employers and insurance companies instead of physicians focused on making you better.  Many insurance companies will tell injured workers they are required to go to a certain doctor or that you have to “treat within their network.” This is simply not true. Mississippi Workers’ Compensation law allows for you to...

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