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I have cancer. What happens if I am unable to work?

A cancer diagnosis will have a significant impact on various areas of your life, including your career. Depending on the nature of your diagnosis and the type of treatment required, you could be left temporarily disabled and lacking the ability to hold gainful employment.

After receiving news of this magnitude, the last thing you want to worry about is earning an income and taking care of the financial needs of your Mississippi family. Fortunately, there may be some options for relief available to you. By applying for Social Security Disability Income (SSDI), you may be able to secure benefits.

Is your loved one in danger?

If you're an adult child whose mother or father is in need of nursing home care, you've likely done your research to investigate various services located in your Mississippi region. There may be things you like more about one place than another. In the end, you really just want to find someplace where your loved one will be attended to according to the highest level of safety and care standards in order to live as happy and healthy a life as possible.

Of course, unless you yourself live somewhere for an extended period of time, there's really no full-proof way of determining quality of care in a particular facility. Many people wind up very happy with the choices they make and their loved ones spend years receiving attentive and compassionate care. Others experience situations far from ideal; in fact, some meet with utter disaster when their loved ones suffer personal injuries at the hands of their own caregivers.

Working In A Hospital Is A Dangerous Job | Injured At Work?

Health care workers are extremely important, but few people are aware of the fact that these workers face a risk of injury or illness that is higher than most other types of jobs. In fact, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, hospital workers face more safety risks in one day of work than do people employed in construction or manufacturing.

Can I Get Disability Benefits For Mental Conditions? Get Help

Mental conditions and disorders are common, but for some Mississippi residents, these issues may prevent them from working. If you or a loved one is unable to work due a medically diagnosed mental condition, it is possible that you will be eligible for disability benefits.

Why Was My Mississippi Worker's Compensation Claim Denied?

It is not unusual for people to wind up missing work for an extended amount of time. One of the reasons people could miss a significant amount of work is due to an injury. This injury could be acquired in the workplace or elsewhere. People who miss work often use up all of their vacation days and sick days first. After this, they may stop receiving their paycheck.

Just because someone misses work doesn't mean the bills stop rolling in. People often look to worker's compensation to help pay these expenses while they are recovering. Unfortunately, many people have their worker's compensation claims initially denied. In order to maximize the chance of either having an initial claim approved or winning a claims appeal, it is important to understand common challenges to the approval process. Once you have a basic understanding of the process, you can speak with your attorney about the specifics of your situation and how to move forward so that your claim has the best possible chances of success. 

Mississippi texting and driving laws could be changing soon

At this point, it is common knowledge that attempting to use a phone or an electronic device while operating a vehicle is dangerous. As technology has developed and smart phones have become more accessible, a greater amount of people than ever before are taking advantage of them. However, more accidents than ever before are being caused by distracted drivers.

In an effort to reduce the amount of distracted driving accidents, particularly those caused by phone usage, almost every state in the nation has established some form of ban on using phones while driving. The only states that do not currently have some form of phone-use-while-driving ban are Montana and Arizona. Many states, including Mississippi, are considering stricter texting and driving laws.

Changes may be made to Mississippi workers' comp laws | Get Help

Under current workers' compensation laws, employees who are injured while performing work-related activities are fully or partially compensated by their employer for the injuries they sustained and the expenses of their recovery. In return, employees are not allowed to sue their employer. But what if the employee that was injured was a contracted employee?

That is currently the situation in which American Plant Services employee Quindon Thomas finds himself. While working for American Plant Services, he was contracted to work at the oil industry giant Chevron's plant in Pascagoula. While working at the plant, he sustained serious injuries. Because he was operating as a contractor on Chevron's property, his legal case may change how contracted employees can legally interact with their employers.

Reflective road lines not shining so bright anymore

With winter upon us, we have fewer daylight hours to savor. The growing darkness during the morning and evening hours means lower visibility on the roads and highways during commute times. Since death due to a traffic accident is more likely to occur in non-daylight hours, it is important to be safe on the road in the winter.

One feature we rely on while driving in the dark is the reflective lane-striping that mark the center and sides of the road. These features are especially important in rural areas where fewer streetlights are used. A recent article in the Washington Post examines whether or not these markings are less effective than preventing accidents than in the past.

Were You Injured At A Self-insured Or Uninsured Company? Read This

During the last 13 years, there has been a national watering down of workers' compensation rights. Thirty states have altered workers' compensation legislation to make it more favorable to employers. In addition, a Department of Labor report points to a dangerous race to the bottom that places injured workers in tremendous financial jeopardy.

Tennessee and Mississippi have yet to close loopholes that place certain workers at risk. Both states allow companies with fewer than five employees to dodge purchasing insurance. And both states also allow some companies to self-insure themselves against injury claims. The result places a segment of the workforce at the mercy of their employers if they are hurt on the job.

A judge chooses who is at fault for your car accident in 'shared fault' states

If you're in a car accident in either Tennessee and Mississippi, it's important to understand that you have to prove that other driver was in the wrong. In fact, you may have to show that person was 100 percent at fault in order to be compensated for all of your losses.

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