How Accusations of Drinking on the Job Can Affect Your Workers’ Compensation Benefits

Workers’ compensation benefits are reserved for workers who experience an injury while on the job. In 2012, there were amendments to Mississippi’s workers’ compensation laws that prevented employees from receiving benefits under certain circumstances. One of the exclusions includes if the proximate cause of the employee’s injury was the use of illegal drugs or intoxication.…

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Are Workers’ Compensation Benefits Taxable?

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…

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