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What is an Independent Contractor under the Workers Compensation Act and how does it impact a claim?

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Miss. Code Ann. § 71-3-3 (r) states that  "Independent contractor" means any individual, firm or corporation who contracts to do a piece of work according to his own methods without being subject to the control of his employer except as to the results of the work, and who has the right to employ and direct the outcome of the workers independent of the employer and free from any superior authority in the employer to say how the specified work shall be done or what the laborers shall do as the work progresses, one who undertakes to produce a given result...

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What are “Wages” for purposes of a Workers’ Compensation Claim and why does it matter?

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Miss. Code Ann. § 71-3-3 (k) states that  "Wages" includes the money rate at which the service rendered is recompensed under the contract of hiring in force at the time of injury, and also the reasonable value of board, rent, housing, lodging or similar advantage received from the employer and gratuities received in the course of employment from others than the employer. The term "wages" shall not include practical training received by students of an educational institution as a part of such educational institution's curriculum. So why does this matter?  Every compensation benefit whether it be temporary or permanent or total...

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What is a “Disability” under the Workers Compensation Act?


Miss. Code Ann. § 71-3-3 (i) states that "Disability" means incapacity because of injury to earn the wages which the employee was receiving at the time of injury in the same or other employment, which incapacity and the extent thereof must be supported by medical findings. There are two types of disability: temporary and permanent.  There are also different levels for each: Partial or Total. Temporary disability in plain English means that you are unable to do your job while you are treating.  You may be completely unable to work at all or you may be able to work with an accommodation...

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The Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act

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For many Mississippians, working on the water provides a steady source of income with which they can care for their families.  Unfortunately, because accidents can and will happen, there will be times when one of our Mississippi maritime workers is injured or killed on the job. If you or a loved one has been injured while working on the water, here's what you should know: -The Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act is a federal law that provides a means for which our Mississippi workers can be compensated for injuries received while working on the water. -The term "working on the water" includes...

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Injury under the MS. Workers’ Comp Act?

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What exactly is an injury under the Mississippi Workers’ Compensation Act? § 71-3-3. Definitions (b) "Injury" means accidental injury or accidental death arising out of and in the course of employment without regard to fault which results from an untoward event or events, if contributed to or aggravated or accelerated by the employment in a significant manner. Untoward event includes events causing unexpected results. An untoward event or events shall not be presumed to have arisen out of and in the course of employment, except in the case of an employee found dead in the course of employment. This definition includes injuries...

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The Purpose Of The Mississippi Workers Compensation Act

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What is the Purpose of the Mississippi Workers’ Compensation Act? The first section of the law says this: § 71-3-1. Citation; purpose; construction (1) This chapter shall be known and cited as "Workers' Compensation Law," and shall be administered by the Workers' Compensation Commission, hereinafter referred to as the "commission," cooperating with other state and federal authorities for the prevention of injuries and occupational diseases to workers and, in event of injury or occupational disease, their rehabilitation or restoration to health and vocational opportunity; and this chapter shall be fairly and impartially construed and applied according to the law and the evidence...

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