On the Job Injuries

On the Job InjuriesOne of the most unfortunate things that can happen to you is an injury at work. In Mississippi, the law provides a remedy under worker's compensation. Each and every employer in Mississippi is required to carry worker's compensation insurance on their employees.

When you are injured at work, you are entitled to two things: medical benefits and wage benefits. Your wage benefits must be paid every other week. Your medical treatment must be approved and paid in a timely manner.

The following is an important checklist to follow if you have been injured on the job:

  • Report the work injury immediately. This is the most important thing to remember, no matter how minor you think the injury is.
  • Seek medical attention. You have the right to choose your own doctor and your employer or their insurance company can also choose a doctor to send you to.
  • Keep a written journal: what was the date of the accident, who was around when the accident happened, and who did you talk to after the injury.
A lot of times, clients want to know whether or not they will be fired if they file a claim.  Usually, your employer will recover the money they paid out if you are successful in making a claim against a negligent third party who caused the accident; therefore, the employer should be agreeable to allow the claim to go forward since the employer will be reimbursed any monies that they spent through their insurance company. 

Hopefully, your injury will be paid for and you will return back to work with no future problems. If you have been injured at work, call us and we will explain your rights and let you know if we can assist you. You can contact us at 601-969-1977 or online. For more information on Mississippi worker's compensation laws, visit the Mississippi Workers Compensation website.

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