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Jun 4, 2019

Retail Workers Have a Higher Injury Rate Than Construction Workers

By |June 4th, 2019|Workers’ Compensation|0 Comments

Mississippi is a great place to live and to work. With all the casinos and entertainment along the Gulf Coast, we bring in a lot of tourists and locals who frequent the attractions, shops and markets all over our state. Retail employees work hard provide the goods and services we need to keep our homes and businesses going. They also keep us from getting hurt by keeping their shops and premises safe from hazards. But [...]

Apr 2, 2019

Are Workers’ Compensation Benefits Taxable?

By |April 2nd, 2019|Workers’ Compensation|0 Comments

For the most part, injured workers do not have to pay federal income taxes on their injury awards, whether they’re from a comp claim or a lawsuit. Work injury benefits essentially include payment for medical bills and 2/3 of their lost wages. The medical portion is payable to the physicians and not the worker. The health care provider (hospital, doctor, or therapist) pays taxes on the sums they receive for providing a service. The wage [...]

Feb 26, 2019

“Barista Wrist” Injuries are a Leading Cause of Workers’ Compensation Claims

By |February 26th, 2019|Workers’ Compensation|0 Comments

Working in a restaurant or café can cause many different types of injuries. These injures can mean missed time from work. A few examples include back and spine injuries and burns from spills. Some customers may become violent. It’s easy to slip and fall over food, chairs, and other items. The most common type of restaurant injury, according to the Insurance Journal, is an injury to the wrist. Restaurant workers who carry food many times [...]

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