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What is a Catastrophic Injury

What is a Catastrophic Injury

If you were in a serious car wreck, suffered from a work injury, or any other serious related accident many might consider it a catastrophic injury. Well, you might be wondering, what is a catastrophic injury. It is typically a serious injury that occurs unexpectedly leaving the victim with life-changing and long term affects. Types of Catastrophic Injuries Spinal cord injury Brain injury Head or face injury Nerve Damage Paralysis Neurological damage Burns Amputations While these are some of the major catastrophic injuries there are many others that can occur, leaving you to deal with the pain and suffering long term. There...

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Should I get an incident report after a work injury?

Should I get an incident report after a work injury

If you are wondering, should I get an incident report after a work injury? The answer to that question is yes. It is important to report work injuries as soon as possible. Talking with your employer right away helps them get the best idea of what happened. Even if the injury appears minor, it is important to fill out an incident report as proof that your employer was notified. There are many reasons why people choose not to report a workplace injury including: embarrassment, worry about being fired, being unsure if the injury is work-related, and belief that incident reporting is...

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Child in Critical Condition after Falling into Byram Daycare Pool

Child in Critical Condition after Falling into Byram Daycare Pool

A one-year-old child is in critical condition after falling into a Byram daycare pool Friday afternoon. The incident happened at Little Blessings from Heaven in Byram where Police say the pool was in place from a previous business in that building. The child was taken to Children’s of Mississippi for treatment. The Mississippi Department of Health has temporarily closed the facility as it is still under investigation. Unfortunately, many children are injured or killed everyday due to the negligence of others. Whether that be from parents, daycare employees, or other workers who may be around children. It is important to understand...

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Slip and Fall in a Restaurant or Bar

slip and fall in a restaurant or bar

A slip and fall in a restaurant or bar can you leave you in agonizing pain with lifelong injuries. It’s no surprise that 6.8 million people visit the emergency room for fall related injuries. It’s important to understand who should be held in a situation like this and how to file a slip and fall claim. Who is Responsible: Typically, the property owner would be responsible in a slip and fall case. The important thing to know is that you must be able to prove negligence in this case that the owner or manger knew of the dangerous situation and failed...

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What to do After a Pedestrian Accident

what to do after a pedestrian accident

Being hit by a vehicle while walking or running can lead to serious injuries. According to NHTSA, there were over 6,500 pedestrians killed in crashes in the U.S. in 2020. Knowing what to do after a pedestrian accident in crucial. Unfortunately, many of pedestrian crashes end deadly including the death of a 72-year-old man Sunday evening in Simpson County Mississippi. According to WLBT, around 8 P.M. Mississippi Highway Patrol responded to the fatal pedestrian crash on Hwy 49 where the pedestrian was pronounced dead on the scene. The pedestrian crash is still under investigation. Just a few weeks ago another deadly...

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Deadly Motorcycle Crash

deadly motorcycle crash

A deadly motorcycle crash happened Sunday evening in Simpson County, Mississippi according to WAPT. Mississippi Highway Patrol reports the motorcycle driver was traveling South on Hwy 13 when she collided with a vehicle travelling West on Mt. Zion rd. The driver of the motorcycle had fatal injuries and the passenger of the vehicle had injuries as well. The deadly motorcycle crash is still under investigation. Operating a motorcycle can be thrilling as well as dangerous. Unlike a car, a motorcycle provides little protection to the rider if they are involved in a wreck. Taking the right precautions can be a lifesaving...

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We recently settled a claim for $85,000.00 and we used a special tool to do it. Mediation. Mediations are an effective way to resolve issues and settle a claim for max dollar, while allowing both parties to be transparent with one another. Though not every mediation will resolve the claim, it is sometimes a worthwhile step to try and reach resolution. What is a mediation? Simply put, mediation is a meeting where the parties agree to meet with an agreed upon, impartial experienced independent lawyer to assist in negotiation of the claim. Nobody HAS to resolve anything, but mediations often...

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Can I get Lost Wages for the Time I’m Hurt?

lost wages

The number one question I’m asked as a workers’ compensation attorney is “can I get my lost wages for the time I missed from work?” The short answer is yes. Mississippi’s legislature created part of our statute to help injured workers replace their wages after they get hurt and miss work. These wage loss benefits are what an injured worker is entitled to while they are under the care of a doctor. These benefits are commonly known as “temporary total disability” benefits or “TTD” for short. The TTD benefits mentioned above are not paid at the injured workers full wages. Rather,...

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Oil Tank Explosion in Madison County Injures 6 People

Oil Tank Explosion

Early Friday morning WAPT reports of a large oil tank explosion near Kearney Park in Madison County. Officials say the explosion happened around 8 A.M. severely injuring 2 with burns on 50% of their body and sending 4 others to the hospital with injuries. It is still not clear as to what caused the explosion, but fire crews are staying on seen during the investigation. This particular accident raises some issues that many people don’t know much about. The only remedy against the employer is workers compensation. However, if someone besides the employer was at fault, the workers can file a...

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Chhabra & Gibbs Attorneys awarded by the Mississippi Association for Justice

Chhabra & Gibbs Attorneys Awarded

Chhabra & Gibbs Attorneys awarded by the Mississippi Association for Justice were Rogen Chhabra and Ray Gustavis at the 2022 annual trial lawyers conference in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Association awarded Rogen with the Beyond the Call Trial Lawyer Emeritus award for his dogged passion in working with the organization to pursue justice for all Mississippians in the Mississippi Legislature. Ray was awarded the Legacy of Leadership award and the New Lawyer of the Year Award. Chhabra & Gibbs, P.A. represents people in car wrecks, 18-wheeler crashes, work injuries, offshore injuries, disability claims, and many other injury claims in state, federal, and...

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