Workers’ Compensation for Aerospace Workers
According to the Mississippi Development Authority, aerospace is a leading career field in Mississippi. In fact, there are around 20 different aerospace companies spread throughout the state, manufacturing and testing various aerospace products and equipment for the entire country to use. However, aerospace workers are at risk of becoming injured just like any other type…Read More
What Kinds of Disability Benefits Can I Get Through Workers’ Compensation in Mississippi?
Workplace injuries can happen anywhere at any time, which is why it is important to be aware of and understand the types of disability benefits you can get through workers’ compensation in Mississippi. Our workers’ compensation lawyers at Merkel & Cocke, P.A. are educated and experienced when it comes to these types of benefits, and…Read More
What Kind of Medical Care Does Workers’ Compensation Provide?
Jobsite injuries happen every day and range from minor scrapes to major physical harm. If you reside in Jackson, Clarksdale, Greenville, or anywhere throughout Mississippi and get injured on the job, your company’s workers’ compensation insurance provides the medical care you require. Workers’ compensation is “no-fault” insurance that covers expenses for injuries and conditions caused…Read More
Workers’ Compensation Claims for Mississippi Warehouse Workers
Consumers and workers understand all too well how the pandemic has transformed shopping nationwide. To say that online shopping has increased would be an understatement. Businesses in all occupations have adapted to the needs of the consumer, from offering remote shopping options like curbside delivery to only providing delivery options for consumers. While the increase…Read More
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.…Read More
Mississippi Workers’ Compensation Coverage for Loss of Limbs and Amputations
One of the most serious catastrophic injuries a worker can suffer is the loss of an arm, leg, hand, foot, finger, toe, or a combination of any of these body parts. Many workers who suffer a loss of a body part require surgery to limit the damage, reduce the risk of infections, and to maximize…Read More
Retail Workers Have a Higher Injury Rate Than Construction Workers
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…Read More
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…Read More
“Barista Wrist” Injuries are a Leading Cause of Workers’ Compensation Claims
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…Read More