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Rogen K. Chhabra – Lawyer Of The Year 2019

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Congratulations to Rogen K. Chhabra who was named Mississippi College School of Law 2019 Lawyer of the Year, for outstanding lifetime achievement in the legal community. Rogen K. Chhabra was born in Seattle, Washington and raised in Meridian, Mississippi. He currently resides in Madison, Mississippi. Rogen attended Millsaps College and graduated Cum Laude in 1995 with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics. He then attended Mississippi College School of Law and graduated in 1998. During law school, Rogen was a member of the Law Review and recipient of the Frank Ming Deramus scholarship. Rogen is a litigator and has appeared before countless circuit...

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Don’t Apply For Social Security Disability During Your Mississippi Workers Compensation Case

Apply Social Security Disability Workers Comp

Do not apply for Social Security Disability when you are in the middle of a Mississippi Worker’s compensation case In 20 years of practicing injury law in Mississippi, I have seen thousands of workers’ compensation cases come through our doors here at Chhabra & Gibbs, P.A.  There is a common theme to these cases:  whether you are from Jackson, Gulfport, Meridian, Port Gibson, Grenada, Tupelo, the delta or the gulf coast, when you get hurt on the job in Mississippi you are going to suffer financially.  Unfortunately, our political climate is often driven by money from big corporations which causes the...

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Hit and Run Car Accident in Mississippi?

Hit and Run in Mississippi

What should I do if I’m in a hit and run car accident in Mississippi?   First, do not chase them.  Let me say that again.  Do not chase the person you were in a hit and run car wreck with.  People do this because they have a sense of justice.  I understand that, but chasing someone could get you hurt...

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Do lawyers really act like Saul?

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Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul have become pop culture phenomenon’s on Netflix.  One of the characters is the sleazy money hungry lawyer called Saul.  He wears the car salesman suit and fits the obnoxious mold that we expect attorneys to have.  He even has this endearing side and line of ethics that he will not cross, although he always tries to figure out a way to get what he wants without getting himself in trouble.   As a lawyer, I can appreciate why people have stereotyped us, and why the show portrays Saul that way.  The purpose of this blog is...

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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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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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Attorneys Recent CABA Speaking Engagement

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Chhabra & Gibbs, P.A. Attorneys Rogen K. Chhabra and Teresa E. Harvey were honored to speak at the Capital Area Bar Association’s continuing legal education seminar on April 6th at the Mississippi Bar Center in Jackson, MS. Mr. Chhabra spoke to the group of attorneys about the essentials needed to start your own law firm. Ms. Harvey spoke regarding social security disability and practicing before administrative law judges. If you or a loved one is in need of assistance with Personal Injury, Workers’ Compensation or Social Security Disability in Mississippi, feel free to contact Rogen or Teresa by calling 601-948-8005 or...

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