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Injury under the MS. Workers’ Comp Act?

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What exactly is an injury under the Mississippi Workers’ Compensation Act? § 71-3-3. Definitions (b) "Injury" means accidental injury or accidental death arising out of and in the course of employment without regard to fault which results from an untoward event or events, if contributed to or aggravated or accelerated by the employment in a significant manner. Untoward event includes events causing unexpected results. An untoward event or events shall not be presumed to have arisen out of and in the course of employment, except in the case of an employee found dead in the course of employment. This definition includes injuries...

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The Purpose Of The Mississippi Workers Compensation Act

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What is the Purpose of the Mississippi Workers’ Compensation Act? The first section of the law says this: § 71-3-1. Citation; purpose; construction (1) This chapter shall be known and cited as "Workers' Compensation Law," and shall be administered by the Workers' Compensation Commission, hereinafter referred to as the "commission," cooperating with other state and federal authorities for the prevention of injuries and occupational diseases to workers and, in event of injury or occupational disease, their rehabilitation or restoration to health and vocational opportunity; and this chapter shall be fairly and impartially construed and applied according to the law and the evidence...

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