WORKERS COMPENSATION CLAIMS
Workers’ Compensation Attorneys In Mississippi
In most states, employers have a legal obligation to provide benefits to cover your medical bills, a portion of lost wages and other accident-related expenses if you’ve been injured on the job. At Pepper & Odom, P.C., our Mississippi workers’ compensation attorneys have years of experience handling all types of workers’ comp cases and can help to ensure you get the maximum benefits to which you are entitled.
What To Do If You’re Injured At Work
If you are injured on the job, notify your supervisor, HR department or employer immediately and seek medical attention. It’s vital to report your injury within 30 days of the incident. Your employer is then required to make a report of the injury and notify its insurance company and the Mississippi Workers’ Compensation Commission. Even if you don’t think your injuries are serious, failing to report them in a timely manner may stop you from being able to bring a claim.
Workers’ compensation claims usually have a two-year statute of limitations in which to bring a claim. There are exceptions, so it’s vital to seek the counsel of a skilled worker’s comp lawyer who knows the ins and outs of the workers’ compensation process in Mississippi.
Types of Mississippi Worker’s Comp Benefits
There are several different types of workers’ compensation benefits, including:
- Temporary Total Disability
- Temporary Partial Disability
- Permanent Partial Disability
- Permanent Total Disability
If you’ve suffered a catastrophic injury or your injury caused a permanent disability, you may be entitled to lifelong medical benefits. If you are awarded a lump sum settlement, you may agree to end the medical payment. Each type of compensation is different, and our workers’ compensation attorneys in Mississippi can help you understand which type of claim is appropriate for your situation.
Other benefits you may receive from workers’ compensation include travel expenses to and from medical treatment centers, vocational rehabilitation and death and funeral benefits, which are payable to the dependents of the deceased. In some cases, you may be able to file a third-party lawsuit to recover damages for pain and suffering and other losses, particularly if your injury was caused by a defective or harmful product.
Why Do I Need A Mississippi Workers’ Compensation Attorney?
Unfortunately, many employers and their insurance companies try to avoid paying a fair settlement or will deny your workers’ comp claim altogether. Your attorney will help you determine if your employer’s insurance company makes a reasonable offer. If not, your lawyer will fight to protect your interests and negotiate to ensure you receive the compensation to which you are entitled. If a fair agreement is reached, your attorney will then seek final approval from the Mississippi Workers’ Compensation Commission. Most cases are settled with no need for a full hearing on the matter.
Contact Our Workers’ Compensation Attorneys in Mississippi
If you’ve been injured or have lost a loved one due to a workplace injury, our experienced Mississippi worker’s compensation attorneys can help. Contact us online to schedule a free consultation, or call 601-202-1111. If you are unable to travel due to your injury, we can meet you at home or the hospital for your convenience.
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