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,…

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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.…

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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 –…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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