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Do lawyers really act like Saul?

Saul

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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The Chhabra & Gibbs, P.A Intake Department

Intake at Chhabra & Gibbs

Hospitals and clinics in Jackson, Mississippi are not the only place where an intake department is needed. Some law firms, such as Chhabra & Gibbs, P.A., have an intake specialist that handles all incoming potential client phone calls. If you call our office as a potential Mississippi Workers Compensation client from being injured on the job on land or offshore, potential Mississippi Personal Injury client from being injured in a car wreck, 18 wheeler wreck, motorcycle wreck, pedestrian accident, slip and fall premises injury, or a new potential client being impacted in any other area of law such as a...

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Mental Stress Injury And Workers Comp?

Mental Stress

I think most of the working class in Hinds or Rankin County in Mississippi can admit that they usually feel some type of mental health stress at their job. You may wonder: How much stress is normal? How much should I tolerate? Is it affecting other areas in my life? Can stress lead to anxiety and depression? Can I file a workers' compensation claim in Mississippi for psychological issues? Emotional and mental stress injuries in a Mississippi workers compensation case can be more difficult to prove and sometimes harder to receive compensation for. The reason being is that it can be tricky to...

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“You don’t know what it’s like”

What it's like

“You don’t know what it’s like” I hear this all the time. You’re right. I do not know what it is like to be severely injured at work, what it is like to lose everything I own because I was hurt at work, not being able to get treatment because my employer and its insurance carrier won’t pay for it, not receiving a paycheck while I am off of work, and not being able to feed my family. But I will promise you this, it wears on my heart to know clients we represent are going through this. This is what I am here...

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Moms are Superheroes

Super Mom

Are you are a working mom? Do you have one or multiple children? Being a mom that works is hard especially when you have multiple children. Being a working mom in Mississippi doesn’t mean you’re made of money either. In fact, Mississippi is the 2nd lowest paid state. Daycare alone can take up a check without even thinking twice about it. What can you do? You have to be paid to work right? Sometimes it doesn’t even feel like it is worth having a job. I can all too well relate this. Being a mom is probably the most demanding job...

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Lightnin Malcolm – Don’t End Up With The Blues

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Blues man Lightnin Malcolm here in Mississippi has a little song for you: "If you got some bad news, about a Personal Injury case and you got a lot to lose. Don't end up with the blues. Get the legal help you can use. At Chhabra & Gibbs, P.A." [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fq0os1oRpts[/embed] Personal Injury - Workers' Compensation Cutting Edge Blues man LIGHTNIN MALCOLM, a charismatic and energetic guitar-slinger with a deep soulful voice, has taken his irresistible Dance grooves from Juke Joint teen years as a One Man Band to World stages. The Mississippi based Multi-instrumentalist combines the Tribal Rhythms and raw electrifying power of...

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Injured At Work and My Fault – Do I Have A Claim?

Fault Injured

I got hurt at work but it was my fault – do I have a claim?   Short answer – Probably, but you should consult with an attorney.   As a general rule, Mississippi’s Workers’ Compensation laws are a “no fault” system, which means that regardless of whose fault an injury is, if you are hurt while in the course and scope of your employment you are entitled to benefits. There are several specific instances that will look at whose “fault” the injury was; for example, horseplay or fighting with a non-coworker about something non-work related, but those instances are few and far between....

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When will I get my next workers’ comp check?

Workers comp check

When will I get my next workers’ comp check?   In Mississippi, if your workers comp claim is admitted, and your approved doctor has taken you off work for 5 or more days under a doctor’s care, you are entitled to payment for your time off work. Commonly referred to as “workers’ comp checks”, this payment for your time off work is actually called temporary total disability— you may hear us refer to them as TTD for short. The amount can vary depending on how much you made per week and depending on the year you were injured.  However, just because you...

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Do I Need a Lawyer?

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Do you need a lawyer for your workers’ compensation or personal injury case in Mississippi or Louisiana? Maybe. It depends. Not the concrete answer you were hoping for? We understand the search for a “yes” or a “no.” But the truth is, it depends on the facts.  We meet with people as part of a free, confidential consultation. No hidden fee. No strings attached.  If we believe you need an attorney, we will tell you.  If we don’t believe you would benefit from an attorney on your case, we’ll also tell you.  Either way, we’ll let you know your rights in...

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Workers’ Compensation After Car Wreck

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I was Injured in a car wreck on my way home from work, can I receive Workers' Compensation? The short answer: it depends.   Even when another person is responsible for your injuries during a car wreck in Mississippi, if you were “in the course and scope” of your injuries you are entitled to workers’ compensation. As a general rule Employees are not covered by workers’ compensation when going to or coming from work but there are several exceptions to that general rule. For instance, if travel is a part of your job then it is possible you could be covered by workers’...

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