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Mississippi Workers’ Compensation Benefits If Your 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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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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Best of Jackson 2020

Best of Jackson 2020

Congratulations to our CG Law Attorney, Teresa Harvey, for winning Best of Jackson 2020 - Estate Planning Attorney and congratulations to our attorneys and law firm for being named Best of Jackson finalists this year: Rogen Chhabra - Best Local Lawyer, Darryl Gibbs - Best Personal Injury Attorney, Angela Trehan & Marshall Goff - Best Defense Attorney, Teresa Harvey - Best Family Law Attorney, and Chhabra & Gibbs, PA - Best Local Law Firm. Thank you to everyone who voted for us in the Jackson Free Press, Best of Jackson: Legal 2020. Teresa is an Associate Attorney for our CG Law Group which handles...

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Travel Expenses for Medical Treatment in Mississippi

Travel Expenses for Medical Treatment

In Mississippi, employers are responsible for covering travel expenses, such as gas, for injured workers to get to and from medical treatment. Rather than cover the mileage associated with the travel, some employers will arrange for transportation for the Employee to be taken to and from their appointment. Either way, injured workers need to realize that they do not have to shoulder the burden of getting to and from their appointments alone. There is no minimum distance that must be traveled for an employer to be forced to pay for travel expenses. The Mississippi Workers’ Compensation Commission establishes a mileage rate...

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Teleworking & Workers’ Compensation in Mississippi – Am I Covered?

Teleworking and Workers' Compensation in Mississippi

Many businesses across the United States implemented teleworking before the COVID-19 global pandemic began. The 2019 National Compensation Survey recently found that only 7% of civilian workers in the United States have the option to telework. Now nearly all types of businesses are coming to grips with the reality that their employees could be forced to socially distance and work from home for the foreseeable future. People everywhere are converting kitchen tables, bedrooms, and areas of the home into makeshift workstations to make ends meet. The overlap between work and home begs the question of whether an employee injured while...

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Do Employers Have to Provide Workers’ Compensation Coverage in Mississippi?

Workers’ Compensation Coverage

Do employers have to provide workers' compensation coverage in Mississippi? According to statistics provided by the Mississippi Department of Employment Security, the annual average of employed Mississippi residents is over 1.1 million people. These employees work across a broad spectrum of industries and provide valuable services to our State. When one of these employees gets hurt at work, the first question that often comes up is whether or not their employer has workers’ compensation coverage insurance. The Mississippi Legislature included specific language in the Mississippi Workers’ Compensation Act that requires compensation coverage if an employer “has in service five or...

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Your Rights and Covid-19 Related Travel Cancellations

Covid-19 Related Travel Cancellations

As the Coronavirus continues to spread, many companies, such as airlines, are having Covid-19 related travel cancellations that customers have already purchased tickets for. Some consumers are not being offered a refund. Instead, airlines and other travel companies are forcing consumers to accept vouchers that can only be used with that specific airline and expire within a short period of time. Given the uncertainty surrounding the global pandemic, refusing refunds and instead requiring customers to travel within a short period of time when it still may not be safe to travel or lose out on their entire purchase amounts to a breach of the contract...

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Fired for Quarantining? Coronavirus and My Job

Coronavirus - Covid-19

As Congress passes stimulus bills to prop up our declining economy due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), many employees are nervous about how the virus may affect their job status. Given the shutdown affect the virus will have on businesses and events in Mississippi and the nation, it is fair to assume that layoffs and downsizing will happen soon. Some employees may quarantine themselves and live in isolation because they have COVID-19 or have come into contact with someone who does. Some employers may be angry their employees are forced to quarantine and decide to fire their employees for isolating themselves. The...

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USCIS Policy Alert: Good Moral Character

Policy Alert USCIS

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released a policy alert today to give practitioners guidance on how certain “unlawful acts” could impact a person’s ability to naturalize. A person can become a naturalized United States citizen after establishing 3-5 years as a Legal Permanent Resident (green card holder) or through military service. A person must also be eighteen years old and have “good moral character” (GMC) to complete the naturalization process. The policy alert mentioned above concerns the GMC element of the naturalization process. USCIS policy now states that the commission of, or conviction or imprisonment for, an unlawful...

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Domestic Violence & Immigration

Domestic Violence

According to a study by the Center for Disease Control (“CDC”), on average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States. During one year, this equates to more than 10 million women and men across the United States. The prevalence of domestic violence is an unfortunate but real factor for many people. Some of the people experiencing this do not have immigration status in the United States, meaning that they are not lawfully present here. Some people can obtain status in the United States through the Violence Against Women Act or VAWA....

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