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Injured On The Job In Mississippi?

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Injured On The Job In Mississippi?

When you’re injured on the job in Mississippi, Mississippi workers comp laws state that your employer should pay your lost salary and medical bills. Employers carry workers’ compensation insurance to pay these claims, and when you have an accident at work, your employer submits your claim to the insurer. If the insurer refuses to pay your workers compensation claim, you might choose to pursue legal action against the insurer. Workers compensation injuries include: construction site injuries, slip and falls while at work, injuries caused by poorly-maintained equipment, exposure to harmful chemicals or other accidents that occur while you’re on the job. These work injuries can cost thousands or tens of thousands of dollars, which you’re responsible for paying if the workers’ compensation insurer won’t pay your claim.

When you’re injured in the workplace, you have rights. Depending on your circumstances, you may have a right to medical benefits, a right to income benefits and a right to have your injury treated. Some employers may pressure you to return to work early, may deny your medical benefits claims, may refuse to pay your income benefits or may otherwise refuse to honor your rights as an injured employee. Employers may require you to undergo an evaluation by their doctor, who may claim that your injuries aren’t severe or that you’re ready to return to work – even if you’re not. An experienced Mississippi workers compensation lawyer can substantiate your injury claims through an evaluation by an independent physician, and take your workers compensation case before the Mississippi Workers Compensation Commission to make sure your rights are protected.

Insurance companies are businesses whose sole purpose is to make money. Insurers hate to pay workers compensation claims because that costs them money, and it’s bad for business. Workers comp claims adjusters have years of experience with tactics to avoid paying on a workers comp case. Experienced Jackson workers compensation lawyers Rogen Chhabra and Darryl Gibbs have seen all of these tactics before, and know how to get your claim paid.

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