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Common Questions Dealing With Social Security Disability

Social Security

Can I apply for unemployment compensation and social security disability at the same time? No. When you apply for social security disability, you are claiming that you are unable to work.  When you apply for unemployment benefits, you are claiming that you are ready and able to work.  Therefore, you cannot apply for both at the same time, as this would hurt your social security disability case. How much are fees in a social security disability case? Attorneys' fees in a social security disability case are based on the amount of back benefits you receive. The attorney is entitled to 25% of any...

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3-D Printing & Lending Workers’ Compensation Recipients A Helping Hand

3-D

3-D PRINTING MAY BE ABLE TO LEND A HELPING HAND FOR WORKERS’ COMPENSATION RECIPIENTS With advances in technology, 3-D printing may be a new option for recipients of workers’ compensation benefits. 3-D printing involves making three dimensional objects from a digital file. By making a virtual design, one is able to take an image and bring it to 3-D life. 3-D printing has become a well-accepted method of manufacturing. The technology has revolutionized the medical and health care industries as it has the ability to create prosthetics, dental implants, casts and even hearing aids. Imagine the following: John works at a printing company. His job consists of...

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Ashley L. Hendricks – MAJ Women’s Caucus

Ashley

Recently, Chhabra & Gibbs, P.A. Associate Attorney, Ashley L. Hendricks was selected by MAJ to serve as the Mississippi Association for Justice Women’s Caucus Chair this past year (2015-2016). The Women’s Caucus is an advocate for positive change on issues of concern to women and Ashley was honored to be elected to this position. The Women’s Caucus played a part in several successful events this year starting with a Judicial Conference Reception honoring women in the judiciary held during the during the 2015 Mississippi Trial & Appellate Judges Fall Conference.  The Women’s Caucus also helped to sponsor numerous events including...

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Congratulations Darryl M. Gibbs – NTL Top 40 Under 40

Top 40

Recently, Darryl M. Gibbs, one of the partners of Chhabra & Gibbs, P.A. was selected for inclusion in The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40. The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40 is a professional organization composed of the top trial lawyers from each state or region who are under the age of 40.  Membership into The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40 is by invitation only and is extended exclusively to those trial lawyers practicing civil plaintiff and/or criminal defense law. Membership is extended solely to the select few of the most qualified attorneys from each state...

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Recent Supreme Court Victory For Our Client

Victory

Recent Supreme Court Victory For Our Client   The lawyers at Chhabra & Gibbs, P.A. are proud to celebrate a victory for our client at the Mississippi Supreme Court this week. After a hard fought medical malpractice trial, the jury got the wrong legal instructions provided to them by the court bailiff. The instructions provided to the jury were not that instructions argued between the parties and approved by the Judge. The jury did exactly as the wrong instructions told them to do and found in favor of the Doctor as all of the provided instructions said "you must find for the...

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Congratulations Darryl M. Gibbs – NTL Top 100

Congratulations

Recently, Darryl M. Gibbs, one of the partners of Chhabra & Gibbs, P.A. was selected for inclusion in The National Trial Lawyers Top 100.  The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 is an invitation-only organization composed of the premier trial lawyers from each state or region who meet stringent qualifications as civil trial lawyers. Selection is based on a thorough multi-phase objective and uniformly applied process which includes peer nominations combined with third-party research.  Membership is extended only to the select few of the most qualified attorneys from each state or region who demonstrates superior qualifications of leadership, reputation, influence, and legal...

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New Inductees into The Order of Barristers!

Chhabra & Gibbs, P.A. Order Of Barristers

Chhabra & Gibbs, P.A. would like to congratulate Rogen Chhabra & Ray Gustavis on being inducted into the Mississippi College School of Law Chapter of The Order of Barristers!   The Order of Barristers is a national honorary organization whose purpose is the encouragement of oral advocacy and brief writing skills through effective law school oral advocacy programs. The Order seeks to improve these programs through interscholastic sharing of ideas, information, and resources. The Order also provides national recognition for individuals who have excelled in advocacy and service at their respective schools. Schools having chapters in the Order include those nationally recognized...

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Termination from your employer when dealing with overtime

Termination

Can my employer fire me for filing a complaint or participating in a lawsuit against them for unpaid overtime? No. It is against the Fair Labor Standards Act for an employer to retaliate against an employee for filing a complaint or participating in a lawsuit for unpaid overtime wages. In order to assert a prima facie claim of retaliation under the FLSA, a plaintiff must prove: (1) that he or she engaged in an activity protected by the FLSA; (2) that he or she suffered adverse action by the employer subsequent to or contemporaneous with such protected activity; and (3) a causal connection...

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Workers’ Compensation claim and choosing your own doctor.

Choosing Your Own Doctor

Can I choose my own doctor for my Workers' Compensation claim? Yes you can choose your own doctor for your Workers' Compensation claim!  But hurry.  When you are injured on the job, you have the right to choose a doctor to treat you for your work injury.  In Mississippi, you can accept the medial services and doctor being provided by your employer, or you can choose your own doctor.  This means that you have the right to reject the doctor that the employer offers and pick your own. If the employer does not send you to a doctor, you can still have a...

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Can I be fired while being treated for my workers compensation case?

Fired

Yes. In the state of Mississippi, your employer can fire you while you are being treated for your workers’ compensation case.  Mississippi is an “at-will employment” state, which means that you can be fired for any reason.  In other words, you can be fired for misconduct or because the employer doesn’t like the color of your shoes.  You can even be fired for the mere fact that you made a workers compensation claim.  It is not fair.  But it is the law.  Our firm and many others have done their best, year after year, to get the legislature to change...

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