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What to do after injured at work

Injured at Work

In Mississippi roughly twelve thousand (12,000) people are injured at work every year. These injuries fall under the purview of the Mississippi Workers’ Compensation Commission, which apply the laws of the Mississippi Workers’ Compensation Act to the particular facts of the injured person’s claim. So, what do you do if you are one of those 12,000? Your employer should have a policy for dealing with workplace injuries, but you should always make sure to inform your direct supervisor and/or H.R. about the injury. Thereafter, you should fill out and sign a “First Report of Injury” form, which lets the Commission know...

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Can independent contractors get paid for work injuries in Mississippi?

Work injuries in Mississippi

Mississippi Workers’ Compensation laws generally mandate that an employee who has been hurt at work is entitled to financial compensation for their injury. While this law seems simple enough, many claims – and thereby lives – hinge on a pivotal question: am I an employee? While most people think they know their employment status; many claims are denied on this basis. For the first time in your career, your employer is now calling you an “independent contractor.” Convenient timing. Unfortunately, independent contractors are not generally entitled to the same protections under the statute. But don’t get upset too fast. Independent...

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Should I go to the Emergency Room After a Car Wreck?

Emergency Room After a Car Wreck

Imagine the scene: You are cruising along on a beautiful, blue Saturday morning, enjoying the drive. BOOM! You get thrown around your car and when you finally realize what happened, you feel it: PAIN. As you exit the car, you evaluate the property damage and then you REALLY feel it. PAIN! You contemplate what to do: try and tough it out or go pile up that hefty emergency room bill. Unfortunately, many people who wind up in a car wreck will not make the proper decision. One of the most important things you can do if you have been in a...

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