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Nov 27, 2018

What Mississippi Workers’ Compensation Benefits Are You Entitled To?

By |November 27th, 2018|Worker's Compensation|0 Comments

Workers who are injured due to a workplace accident or an occupational illness are entitled to different types of benefits. The benefits depend on: Whether the injuries are temporary or permanent The length of time the employee can’t work His/her weekly compensation Whether the worker needs to be trained for a new job Injured or ill workers are not entitled to pain and suffering like victims of personal injury accidents. Wage loss benefits The starting [...]

Oct 30, 2018

OSHA Cites Two Companies for Hazardous Conditions that Led to the Death of a Worker in Utica, MS

By |October 30th, 2018|Worker's Compensation|0 Comments

In September, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued citations to two companies – Midway Tower Service Inc. and Bracken Equipment Holdings LLC – for hazardous conditions after a communications worker died on a worksite in Utica. According to WorkersCompensation.com, “Midway Tower Service Inc. was cited for exposing employees to fall and struck-by hazards, failing to remove or replace damaged attachments between the hook of a crane and the load, and for not capping [...]

Sep 25, 2018

Pelahatchie Construction Site Explosion Reinforces the Dangers Faced By Heavy Industry Workers

By |September 25th, 2018|Worker's Compensation|0 Comments

A building was heavily damaged when an explosion rocked a central Mississippi construction site on the afternoon of September 10 in Pelahatchie, east of Jackson. No one was reported injured. According to news reports, three workers were performing tank welding operations at the Jackson Commodities building when vapor in the air ignited, causing the explosion. According to Mike Ward, Rankin County Emergency Management Director, the top portion of one of the tanks was propelled through [...]

Aug 28, 2018

What Are Repetitive Stress Injuries, and How Do They Happen?

By |August 28th, 2018|Worker's Compensation|0 Comments

When you suffer an injury that causes you to lose time from work, it doesn't have to be something as dramatic as losing a finger or breaking an ankle. A variety of businesses and industries call Mississippi home, and no matter what your job is or what you do for a living, it's simply an unfortunate fact that you might get hurt on the job. One of the most common workers' compensation claims each year [...]

Aug 7, 2018

Why Nurses Often Need to File Workers’ Compensation Claims

By |August 7th, 2018|Worker's Compensation|0 Comments

It’s typical for many people to think that the bulk of work injury claims are filed by construction workers, drivers and other people who perform some kind of manual labor. The reality is, healthcare workers are among those workers who are routinely hurt the most. This is especially true for nurses who regularly must lift, bend, and move patients. As it turns out, they perform much more manual labor than you might think. According to [...]

Jul 10, 2018

Why Do You Need a Mississippi Workers’ Compensation Lawyer?

By |July 10th, 2018|Worker's Compensation|0 Comments

Hardworking people affected by life-changing injuries and illnesses, which can lead to partial, total, temporary, or permanent disabilities, can receive workers’ compensation benefits. However, they should not handle their cases alone. Instead, they should have workers’ compensation attorneys assist them. But why? The truth is, filing a claim for benefits can be a challenge – especially if you are unfamiliar with the laws, or if you have pre-existing conditions, which some insurance companies might try [...]

Jun 12, 2018

What Are Workers’ Compensation Vocational Rehabilitation Benefits?

By |June 12th, 2018|Worker's Compensation|0 Comments

Eligible workers who are injured on the job may receive workers’ compensation benefits during the time they cannot work. The employer’s insurance company also pays their medical bills – hospitals, doctors, therapists, medications, and other medical costs. Mississippi workers are eligible for these payments, without the need to prove fault, if their injuries are due to a workplace accident, or if the employers were injured in the course of their job duties for some reason. [...]

May 15, 2018

Don’t Give Up if Your Mississippi Workers’ Compensation Claim Was Denied

By |May 15th, 2018|Worker's Compensation|0 Comments

If you were injured in a workplace environment or acquired a job-related illness in Mississippi, you are most likely entitled to receive workers’ compensation benefits. In Mississippi, workers’ compensation operates in a no-fault system. Eligible injured workers are provided both wage replacement and medical treatment. Theoretically, obtaining approval of a workers’ comp claim should be simple and straightforward. However, far too often obstacles arise that cause either delay or denial of a claim. If you [...]

Mar 27, 2018

Workplace-Related Hearing Loss

By |March 27th, 2018|Worker's Compensation|0 Comments

Your hearing might be one of those senses that you take for granted until there is a problem with it. Many workers rely on their ability to hear in their daily work, so any decrease in hearing ability or a loss of hearing altogether could make it impossible and unsafe for some workers to do their jobs, and it would also diminish the quality of the rest of a person's life outside of work. The [...]

Feb 20, 2018

Getting Compensation When You’re Injured on the Job

By |February 20th, 2018|Worker's Compensation|0 Comments

Things aren't easy for most Americans lately, and many folks don't have a lot of wiggle room with their budgets. When you suffer an injury on the job, missing work and dealing with medical bills can throw a devastating wrench into your finances. Fortunately, Mississippi workers' compensation law provides those injured on the job with coverage for medical bills and lost time at work. This seems straightforward, but in reality, many employers and their insurance [...]

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