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Away from Home and Hurt at Work?

Away from Home and Hurt at Work

For certain types of jobs, travel is unavoidable. Whether you are a truck driver on the road delivering goods or a pilot carrying passengers to their next destination, sometimes duty requires you to leave the state of Mississippi. But what happens if you get hurt while you are away from home? It depends. First, we must understand that if you are in Mississippi when you get hurt, were hired in Mississippi, or are regularly employed in Mississippi, then coverage for your work injury usually exists under the jurisdiction of the Mississippi Workers’ Compensation Commission. This is an administrative agency created by...

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Why Do I Have to Search for Jobs When I Am In Pain

Search for jobs

At some point in your workers compensation case, we will send a letter telling you to search for and apply for jobs. This is usually when a doctor returns you to work with restrictions or without restrictions. Often, clients will ask “why do I have to search for jobs when I am in pain?” We understand you are in pain, but there is a bigger picture here that will be explained. Once we get to a Mississippi Workers Compensation hearing with the judge, we must prove that you are permanently disabled. We need to prove if you can do the work...

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How Does Bankruptcy Affect my Injury Case in Mississippi?

Bankruptcy in Mississippi

How does bankruptcy affect my Mississippi injury case? First, failure to disclose bankruptcy in your injury case can kill your injury case dead.  The problem is failing to disclose requires you to lie.  Lying kills a case.  Here’s how it happens:  You file a personal injury case, but you don’t tell your bankruptcy attorney about it.  You bankruptcy attorney files a list of all your assets but fails to include your pending injury case.  You have to sign that bankruptcy filing under oath.  The insurance company in your injury case finds out about it and requests that your injury case be...

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Mississippi Workers Compensation and Light Duty Restrictions

Light Duty Restrictions

If you have light duty restrictions in a Mississippi workers compensation case, the first thing you need to do is ask the employer to accommodate you so you can get back to work and make full wages. Many people have concerns about this advice because they are worried about getting hurt again at work or that the employer will not be nice to them about it. The problem is if you don’t try, you won’t be entitled to workers compensation benefits. The best bet is to let the employer say no. Force the employer to be the bad guy by...

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Doctor Appointment Attendance is Important to an Injury Case

Attendance with your doctor

One of the best ways to ensure you get adequate and fair compensation for your injury in Mississippi is to make sure you receive medical treatment and do so in a timely manner. Documentation matters and attendance matters. The reasons that appointment attendance is important is that it can help paint a clearer picture about your injury, it may help speed up the process of your claim, and it may help you receive benefits if you are taken off of work by a doctor. On the contrary missed appointments can cause detrimental impact to your health or injury, can cause...

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Getting a Quick Response

Response by text

Technology has advanced at a rapid pace for decades. When injured on the job, or as result of a car accident or personal injury in Mississippi, look for a lawyer that can provide clients with fast communication and aggressive representation. Our firm uses a texting platform to expand our ways of reaching out to clients and to improve the client’s ability to reach us and get a quick response. This can speed up our communications with clients in 3 ways. 1. Quick response 24/7: Our incoming line for Chhabra and Gibbs, 601-948-8005 is now a call and text line. If you call...

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Injury At Work Was Your Fault

Fault

Can you still receive Mississippi Workers' Compensation benefits if you got hurt at work and it was your fault? Even if you were at fault and caused the accident to happen that resulted in your injury, you can still make a workers’ compensation claim in Mississippi and receive benefits. This is possible because the Mississippi Workers’ Compensation system is a no-fault system. This means that if an employee is hurt at work, and those injuries arise out of and occur in the course of their employment, the injured worker is eligible to make a workers’ compensation claim. The system does not...

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Hurt at Work in Mississippi and Choosing Your Own Doctor

Choose Your Own Doctor

Can you choose your own doctor if you were hurt at work in Mississippi? Do you have to see the doctor that your job tells you to see? A worker is injured on the job every seven seconds.  This means 540 work injuries occur every hour (source, National Safety Council).  No one wants to get injured while they are at work, but the harsh reality is this:  work injuries are distressingly common.  So, what happens if you get injured and you need to see a doctor?  Do you have to see the company doctor your employer is telling you to see? ...

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Accident Report For My Injury Case in Mississippi?

Accident Report

If you are hurt at work in Mississippi, the employer will usually file a first report of injury with the Mississippi Workers’ Compensation Commission. That accident report can be obtained from the Mississippi Workers Compensation Commission website. Experienced Mississippi workers compensation lawyers have the ability to get these online pretty quickly. If you were hurt in a private business and not on the job, it will be up to the business whether they want to make a report. If they do, it will be private. They can turn it over if they want, but many times they refuse. The only way...

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Repetitive Motion Injury Workers’ Compensation Claim in Mississippi

Repetitive Motion Injury

My work injury isn’t based on a single accident – can I still make a workers’ comp claim in Mississippi? In Mississippi, a work injury from more than one accidents is known as a repetitive motion injury, and injured workers can receive benefits even if their injury isn’t the result of a single accident. Often we see this in the context of someone working in a factory or on an assembly line. The injured worker’s job might require them to do the same thing over and over again for several hours a day (repetitive motion). The cumulative effect of these repetitive...

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