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SSD & Medical Treatment Continuation

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Social Security Disability Cases & Medical Continuation in Mississippi. In order to be eligible for social security disability benefits in the state of Mississippi, you must prove that you have a disability that keeps you from working at a substantial gainful activity level for a period of at least 12 months. The disability must have lasted or be expected to last at least 12 months.   Most of the clients I have assisted at Chhabra & Gibbs, P.A. have usually already been unable to work for at least 12 months by the time they apply for social security disability. Many have had previous...

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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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Internet Research vs. Your Attorney’s Opinion

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Top 5 reasons you shouldn’t trust your research on the internet over your Personal Injury Attorney’s opinion   I have had  a few clients over the course of my career say to me, "Well that's not what I found on the internet" or "I heard about a personal injury case just like mine and that person received more than the defendant is offering me on my case".  I have listed below my Top 5 reasons why you shouldn’t trust your research on the internet over your attorney’s opinion:   1-The research you have found may be outdated.  Laws change all the time and new...

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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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Children & Personal Injury Attorneys’ Fees

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How much does a child have to pay in attorneys’ fees in a Mississippi personal injury case?   The answer to attorneys' fees depends on a number of things.   When a minor is injured in Mississippi, his parents generally hire an attorney to pursue the case on his behalf. Different attorneys use varying fee percentages for minors, usually depending on the type of personal injury case, but the vast majority of fees probably range from 1/3-40% in attorneys’ fees.  When a settlement is reached, the settlement must be approved by the chancery court (either through a minor settlement or a full guardianship, depending...

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When To Talk To A Lawyer If Hurt Offshore

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I got hurt working offshore, when should I talk to a lawyer?   The short answer to getting hurt when working offshore - as soon as possible.   With its high pay and often little to no training required, this kind of work is one of the most enticing jobs here in Mississippi and Louisiana. With reward however comes risk - working on the water is often literally back-breaking work. In addition to the heavy labor, many offshore workers face dangerous conditions on the ships due to poor maintenance, lack of training, inadequate safety measures and dilapidated conditions of the ship overall.   Because offshore work...

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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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Essure Sales Officially Over in U.S.

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Bayer Officially Stops Sales of Essure in United States Bayer has officially stopped selling the Essure birth control implant in the United States, the last country to stop selling the controversial device.  Bayer said their decision to stop sales of Essure was due to declining sales in the U.S., although they still stand by the safety and effectiveness of Essure.  The U.S. is the last country where Essure is still being sold.  Over 16,000 lawsuits have been filed by women who were injured, Bayer reported earlier this year, claiming they were not warned of the risk of side effects. Essure was approved in...

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Monsanto Glyphosate Found in Breakfast Foods

A new report found glyphosate, a weed-killing chemical that health authorities link to cancer, in a number of popular breakfast foods and cereals marketed to children. The study by the non-profit Environmental Working Group (EWG) discovered trace amounts of the most widely used herbicide in the country in oats, granolas and snack bars. Thirty-one out of 45 tested products had levels higher than what some scientists consider safe for children. Glyphosate is the most-widely used herbicide in the U.S., Alexis Temkin, EWG’s toxicologist, said in a recent interview. The tested products — which include popular brands like Cheerios, Lucky Charms and Quaker —...

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