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Halloween Safety Driving Tips

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When looking at Halloween safety statistics, children are twice or more as likely to get hit by a car between 4PM and 8PM on Halloween over any other time of the year. Over 85 percent of these kind of pedestrian accidents happen at non-intersecting locations. When you add the fun night of Halloween with the fact that most children are less aware of their surroundings, this creates a risk for pedestrian accidents and car wrecks.Here are Halloween safety driving tips for you to follow on Halloween:Drive extremely slow: On normal days you should follow the speed limit of your...

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Workers’ Compensation After Car Wreck

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I was Injured in a car wreck on my way home from work, can I receive Workers' Compensation? The short answer: it depends. Even when another person is responsible for your injuries during a car wreck in Mississippi, if you were “in the course and scope” of your injuries you are entitled to workers’ compensation. As a general rule Employees are not covered by workers’ compensation when going to or coming from work but there are several exceptions to that general rule. For instance, if travel is a part of your job then it is possible you could be covered by workers’...

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3 Chhabra & Gibbs Attorneys Receive Honor from Jackson Free Press Best of Jackson, MS: Lawyers and Law Firms

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3 Chhabra & Gibbs Attorneys Receive Honor from Jackson Free Press Best of Jackson, MS:  Lawyers and Law Firms Each year, the Jackson Free Press holds a vote to determine the “Best of Jackson.”  With categories such as best dentist, best dining, and best doctor, Jackson residents are asked to cast their vote.  This year, three Chhabra & Gibbs attorneys were voted some of Jackson’s Best in the Lawyers and Law Firms category. Darryl Gibbs, Teresa Harvey, and Amanda Fritz were recently honored in the Jackson Free Press’ Best of Jackson 2018: Lawyers and Law Firms, publication.  Darryl Gibbs was named Best...

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Workers’ Compensation & Choosing A Doctor: What Are Your Rights?

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One of the most important rights you have as an injured worker in Mississippi is the choice of which doctor will treat you for your on the job injury. Often insurance companies will direct you to physicians who are notorious for being more interested in making money from dealing with Employers and insurance companies instead of physicians focused on making you better.  Many insurance companies will tell injured workers they are required to go to a certain doctor or that you have to “treat within their network.” This is simply not true. Mississippi Workers’ Compensation law allows for you to...

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When A Workers’ Comp Claim Turns Bumpy…

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Imagine this: the Employer and Carrier have admitted responsibility for your workers' compensation claim, and things are going smoothly.  The Employer and Carrier are paying for your medical treatment, you are receiving your TTD checks in a timely manner, you don’t have any issues with mileage or prescription reimbursement, and all is well.  All of the sudden something changes…. A doctor changes their opinion on whether your treatment is work related, you’re missing a check, or the adjuster won’t approve that surgery you need. If you don’t already have a lawyer in place, and you wait to find one until something...

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I Need Treatment Immediately For My Injury

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When it comes to your injury you sustained while at work, only you can know your own body, and we are lawyers, not emergency medicine doctors.  However, we often get calls from workers’ compensation clients that are in extreme pain, and want to know how to get treatment immediately.  Every workers’ compensation case is different, but on claims where the Employer and Carrier have admitted and are paying for medical treatment, your best bet is to contact your treating doctor’s office right away to fill them in on the situation.  Often, Mississippi doctors are used to these emergency situations and...

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I Want to Choose My Own Doctor

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I want to choose my own doctor……  One of the most frequent complaints that we hear in the beginning stages of a workers’ compensation claim is from clients who want to choose their own treating physician.  Sometimes, adjusters or case managers have already approached the client trying to get them to sign a “ Choice of Physician” form.  This can be confusing for people who have not yet consulted an attorney and don’t understand their rights under Mississippi law. In Mississippi, injured workers have the right to choose their own physicians within the first six months of their injury, or up until...

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Why Do I Have to Bring My Medical Records?

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Why do I have to bring my medical records?  Medical records are an important aspect of every workers’ compensation case in Mississippi. Because we represent you, we have to understand what is going on with your medical treatment.  Your understanding of your treatment plan and what the doctor notates in his/her records can sometimes differ, so it is crucial that everyone is on the same page about the progression of your medical treatment.  At your new client intake, we will discuss several different methods of obtaining your medical records and the pros and cons of each one.  However, the quickest (and...

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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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