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Doctor Appointment Attendance is Important to an Injury Case

Attendance with your doctor

One of the best ways to ensure you get adequate and fair compensation for your injury in Mississippi is to make sure you receive medical treatment and do so in a timely manner. Documentation matters and attendance matters. The reasons that appointment attendance is important is that it can help paint a clearer picture about your injury, it may help speed up the process of your claim, and it may help you receive benefits if you are taken off of work by a doctor. On the contrary missed appointments can cause detrimental impact to your health or injury, can cause...

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Getting a Quick Response From My Mississippi Personal Injury Lawyer’s Office

Response by text

Technology has advanced at a rapid pace for decades. When injured on the job, or as result of a car accident or personal injury in Mississippi, look for a lawyer that can provide clients with fast communication and aggressive representation. Our firm uses a texting platform to expand our ways of reaching out to clients and to improve the client’s ability to reach us and get a quick response. This can speed up our communications with clients in 3 ways. 1. Quick response 24/7: Our incoming line for Chhabra and Gibbs, 601-948-8005 is now a call and text line. If you call...

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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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Hurt at Work in Mississippi and Choosing Your Own Doctor

Choose Your Own Doctor

Can you choose your own doctor if you were hurt at work in Mississippi? Do you have to see the doctor that your job tells you to see? A worker is injured on the job every seven seconds.  This means 540 work injuries occur every hour (source, National Safety Council).  No one wants to get injured while they are at work, but the harsh reality is this:  work injuries are distressingly common.  So, what happens if you get injured and you need to see a doctor?  Do you have to see the company doctor your employer is telling you to see? ...

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How Can I Get the Accident Report For My Injury Case in Mississippi?

Accident Report

If you are hurt at work in Mississippi, the employer will usually file a first report of injury with the Mississippi Workers’ Compensation Commission. That accident report can be obtained from the Mississippi Workers Compensation Commission website. Experienced Mississippi workers compensation lawyers have the ability to get these online pretty quickly. If you were hurt in a private business and not on the job, it will be up to the business whether they want to make a report. If they do, it will be private. They can turn it over if they want, but many times they refuse. The only way...

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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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What Rights Does a Healthcare Worker Have When They Get Hurt by a Patient in Mississippi?

Hurt by patient

What types of rights do healthcare workers have in Mississippi if they get hurt by a patient? Mississippi law provides workers compensation benefits for people who get hurt at work regardless of the cause.  There are a few requirements that have to be met.  For example, the employer must have 5 or more employees in order for the workers compensation coverage mandate to apply.  The employee also must not have been engaged in horseplay at the time of the injury.  But fault is otherwise not an issue. Healthcare workers get attacked by patients more frequently than one might expect.  While the worker...

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Can I Recover My Lost Wages in Mississippi After My Car Accident Caused Me To Miss Work?

Lost Wages from Car Accident

Can I recover my lost wages in Mississippi after my car accident caused me to miss work? The answer depends on what happened.  If you were not at work yet, or were at fault, or if no one was at fault, then you may not have a claim.  But if someone else was at fault, you can make a claim against their insurance policy or against your uninsured motorist benefits.  In Mississippi, lost wages would be an available remedy. The focus of this blog is for non work related injuries in Mississippi that are caused by the fault of someone else. Should...

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Should I File a Claim Even If I Failed My Employer’s Drug Screen?

Drug Screen and Work Injury

"Should I file a claim even if I failed my employer’s drug screen?" "Can my employer really fire me?" Yes you should file a workers compensation claim in Mississippi even if you failed your employer's drug screen and yes they can also really fire you. An employer in Mississippi has the legal right to contemporaneously drug test an injured employee after an injury sustained on the job, and also has the legal right to terminate an employee that fails that drug test. This does not mean an injured worker who fails a drug screen is not entitled to Workers’ Compensation benefits in Mississippi,...

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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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