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Sooner Rather than Later

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After you are injured on the job in Mississippi, no matter how minor or severe the injury, you should always seek medical treatment and then contact an attorney that deals with Workers’ Compensation.  If the injury at work is not documented by medical treatment, the insurance carrier will try to argue that you were not really injured. You have the right to choose the doctor that provides you with medical treatment.  The Employer and Carrier is not allowed to pick for you. Whether you are happy with your treatment or not, you should still contact a Workers’ Compensation attorney about...

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Pain & Suffering in My Workers’ Comp Case?

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Can I get Pain and Suffering in my Workers Compensation Case?   No, you cannot get paid for pain and suffering during or after your workers compensation case.  Even though a work injury effects an individual and their loved ones in many ways—physically, emotionally, mentally, and financially to name a few—pain  suffering benefits are not written into the Mississippi Workers’ Comp law.  An on-the-job injury disturbs a person’s ability to earn a living, pay bills, buy groceries, socialize, and a multitude of other things yet you cannot get paid for everything you go through or the pain you endure when you suffer...

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Workers’ Comp & Getting Hurt To or From Work

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Can I get Workers’ comp if I was on my way to or from work and got hurt?   It depends. The general rule is that coming and going to work is not a compensable Workers’ Comp injury.  However, the Mississippi Supreme Court has established exceptions to that rule.  For example, if you drive a company car, are reimbursed for transportation, or if you do some of your work at home, you may have a compensable injury.  Another exception is that if you are injured by an inherent hazard or danger in the conditions along your route, or if you are injured...

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The Worker’s Compensation Truth

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People are often worried about getting fired if they hire a lawyer (or even if they don’t) after having a work injury – so what’s the truth and what’s myth? First, Mississippi is an at-will employment state.  What that means is that an employer can terminate an employee for almost any reason, unless it deals with age, sex, race, etc.  Unfortunately a person can legally be fired just for the fact that they got injured at work. But when our firm’s employees get hurt on the job, we want them to get good treatment. That’s what good employers should do.  That’s why...

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Workers’ Comp Eligible Under A Contractor?

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A common question we get from our Workers' Compensation clients is, "Am I eligible for Workers' Compensation if I was injured while working for a contractor or sub-contractor?" The answer is Yes. In Mississippi, if you get hurt on a job site working for a contractor or sub-contractor, in most cases, you are entitled to workers’ compensation.  If the sub-contractor you work for does not have insurance, then the contractor’s insurance is required to kick in.  So don’t be fooled if you are told that workers’ comp does not apply or that there is no insurance available. The law states: § 71-3-7 (6) In...

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How Can a Busy Lawyer Do a Good Job?

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Our office handles Mississippi Workers' compensation claims like a team sport.   The attorneys at Chhabra and Gibbs are all experienced when it comes to pursuing injured workers in Mississippi. We are busy lawyers for two reasons-- 1. We can't stand to see injured workers treated unfairly, and 2. we are good at what we do.  You want your lawyer doing the "lawyering", because that is what they know--- whether that be in the courtroom advocating for injured workers, participating in depositions, or drafting motions and briefs that bring attention to their client's issues.  This means that your attorney is  not...

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You Are Your Best Advocate

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You are your best advocate when it comes to your injury case. Don’t get me wrong, finding an Injury attorney you trust that has experience with our workers’ compensation system is the first step to making one of the most difficult periods in your lives a lot easier. If you are like the vast majority of Mississippians you won’t know a thing about workers’ compensation until you or someone you love gets hurt. Being injured at work is a scary and (more often than it should be) difficult process. Having someone on your side that knows the law and how it...

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I Want My Case Settled Today

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Settle my case today I am often asked how long it will take to settle a workers compensation or personal injury case. Recently I had a phone call with a prospective client here in Mississippi who was not very nice to our staff members who were trying to help him.  Our staff members were trying to get information to set up the file so one of our Chhabra & Gibbs, P.A. Injury lawyers could review it, but the prospective client insisted that he talk to the Injury lawyer right now and that he was not interested in dragging this out and...

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Should I just settle With the Insurance Company?

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Settle with the insurance company? Many Workers Compensation and Personal Injury cases in Mississippi are settled everyday with no lawyer involvement between an injured person and an insurance adjuster. It makes me cringe to know how easy it is to get good advice from a very skilled and experienced Injury lawyer before signing on that dotted line, yet still people just want to get it over with. I get it. You may be thinking: An Injury lawyer will take most of the money An Injury lawyer probably can't get more for you after fees You don't want to have to go to...

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More than a Fighter

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When people search for a Workers Compensation or Personal Injury lawyer, especially in Mississippi, they are laser focused on getting someone who is a fighter for them.  It is a statistical fact that many people do not trust Injury lawyers.  They think Injury lawyers will take money under the table in a heartbeat to line their own pockets.  The public even think Injury lawyers will tell self-serving lies.  But if a person thinks they've got a fighter type of an Injury lawyer they will hold their nose and tolerate smell of mistrust.   It doesn't have to be this way.  Just like...

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