Regardless of the industry, Mississippi businesses are charged with keeping workers safe. If an employee is injured, there are certain protocols that must be followed during the course of the investigation. The government agency that regulates workplace health and safety standards is the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. This post will focus on how the rules on workplace safety are made.
There are government benefits available for Mississippians who are disabled. Though permanent disability is not a requirement to receive Social Security Disability (SSD) or Social Security Income (SSI), the Social Security Administration does define total disability. This occurs when an individual is unable to earn more than the substantial gainful activity (SGA) for a given year.
Sometimes, Mississippi residence experience a short or long term disability that renders them unable to work. Occasionally, that disability is because the worker was injured on the job. For those facing these work related disabilities, , it may be time to file a workers compensation claim with the state of Mississippi. Before an application is begun, it may be helpful to review some of the most frequent mistakes made by applicants. These mistakes may delay compensation or cause a claim to be denied.
Are you permanently disabled? Are you unable to work for the next 12 months? You may want to consider filing a Social Security Disability (SSD) claim. This article will cover who is eligible for SSD and how to apply for these benefits.