Jackson Workplace Injury Lawyer
No matter what industry you work in, on-the-job injuries are a common threat that can lead to significant losses for affected employees. According to the Mississippi Workers’ Compensation Commission (MWCC), there are more than 11,000 claims filed every year for workplace injuries, and Hinds County consistently tops the list at around 1,100 hurt employees. These victims face an uphill battle, as medical bills and other costs hit at a time when they may be unable to return to the job.
State workers’ comp laws aim to address the tragic medical complications and financial hardship that result from workplace injuries. You may qualify for monetary benefits, but it is wise to rely on an experienced Jackson workplace injury lawyer for assistance with the claims process. Please contact Keith B. French Law to set up a no-cost consultation about the specifics, and check out a summary of the legal concepts.
- Fire, Paramedic & EMT Responder Injury
- Healthcare Worker Injury
- Highway, Roadway & Bridge Worker Injury
- Law Enforcement & Police Officer Injury
- Railroad Employee Injury
- Scaffold & Ladder Injury
- Truck Driver Workers’ Compensation
- Workers’ Compensation Appeals
- Workplace Accident
- Workplace Amputation
- Workplace Asbestos Exposure
- Workplace Back Injury
- Workplace Burn Injury
- Workplace Electrical Shock
- Workplace Eye Injury
- Workplace Forklift & Crane Accident
- Workplace Head & Brain Injury
- Workplace Hearing Loss
- Workplace Slip & Fall
- Workplace Spinal Cord Injury
Overview of the Mississippi Workers’ Comp System
State laws create a no-fault system for work injuries, so it is not necessary to prove that your employer was negligent in causing the accident. Only qualifying employees can obtain workers’ comp benefits, which means you must have suffered your injuries in an on-the-job accident or because of workplace conditions.
Mississippi requires all companies with five or more employees to carry workers’ comp insurance to protect against the losses that result from workplace injuries. As such, your first step to trigger the claims process will be notifying your employer of your injuries right away. The insurer may approve your claim and begin paying benefits, but the company could deny or offer a lower amount than what you deserve. In such a case, it may be necessary to take the next steps with the MWCC.
You May Qualify for a Range of Workers’ Comp Benefits
One of the most critical monetary benefits you need after suffering workplace injuries is medical care. Fortunately, Mississippi law allows you to choose your own physician for treatment. Eligible workers are entitled to benefits for all reasonable and necessary medical services, now and in the future. Our Jackson workers’ compensation lawyer will fight to ensure you receive amounts for surgery, hospitalization, rehabilitation, physical therapy, assistive devices, and more.
In addition, our team at Keith B. French Law will seek other workers’ comp benefits that may apply to your situation, including:
- Temporary partial disability benefits representing a decrease in earning capacity;
- Permanent partial disability if you will not fully recover from your injuries;
- Permanent total disability if you cannot return to any job;
- Death benefits for surviving family members after an employee suffers fatal workplace injuries.
Set Up a Consultation with a Jackson Workplace Injuries Attorney Today
This overview of Mississippi’s workers’ comp system may be helpful, but you will need in-depth knowledge of the laws to enforce your rights after suffering workplace injuries. Our team at Keith B. French Law is dedicated to helping employees, so please contact us to learn more about our legal services. You can schedule a free case review at our offices in Jackson by calling 601-983-2667 or visiting our website.