Work injuries happen all of the time in Mississippi. People often get into accidents at oilfields, factories or construction sites. However, all jobs presents there share of risks.
Fortunately, if you have been hurt on the job or suffered a serious illness because of work, there is help available to you. You may be able to seek benefits that cover your medical expenses and part of your lost wages through the Mississippi Workers’ Compensation program.
This program requires employers with five or more regular employees to either self-insure or purchase workers’ compensation insurance. It is a no-fault program. Benefits are available regardless of what happened to cause your injury or disability.
However, you must take the proper steps when filing a claim. You may also need to take action if your claim is denied or fails to provide you with the proper amount of compensation.
Our firm can help you get through this process. We believe there is nothing more important than protecting the rights of workers and their families.
Contact Abdalla Law, PLLC, today to get started with a free consultation.
The Abdalla Law, PLLC, can help you obtain the many different kinds of workers’ compensation benefits that are available to Mississippi workers. These benefits include:
Before you do anything, you need to report your injury or illness to your employer. You need to do this within 30 days after the injury occurs. Your employer or their insurance company should then handle your claim promptly and begin providing you with the benefits you deserve.
However, you should also immediately contact a lawyer.
Our firm can help injured workers and their families in a number of ways:In many cases, we can reach a settlement by negotiating directly with the employer or workers’ compensation carrier. In some cases, we may need to pursue an appeal and seek benefits through a hearing before the Mississippi Workers’ Compensation Commission.
You cannot sue your employer if you recover workers’ compensation benefits for a work-related injury or illness. However, personal injury or wrongful death lawsuits may be filed in certain situations:
Whether you are seeking workers’ compensation benefits or a third-party liability claim, our firm has the skill, experience and resources necessary to help you.
A work related injury or illness requires immediate attention, so make sure to contact us without delay. We will review your case for free.