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Will you need rehabilitation before you return to work?

As you continue to recover from the injury you sustained at your job in Mississippi, you are starting to look into your options for returning to work. While you are aware that it will take some time before you are able to return to the tasks you were previously assigned, you are anxious to get back to your responsibilities as soon as possible. Depending on the nature of your injury, this process could require you to undergo rehabilitation. 

How can I cope with chronic pain?

If you’ve suffered from a work accident in Mississippi, you may experience chronic pain as a result of your injury. Not only can this be physically debilitating, it can also have an emotional effect as well. To help people cope with chronic pain, Very Well Health offers the following advice.

How can workplace fires be prevented?

A fire at your place of work can have devastating consequences, including serious injuries that may prevent you from working for sometime. That’s why it’s important for employers to take the proper steps to ensure fires don’t occur, as well as making certain the proper safety equipment is accessible if one does. EHS Today offers the following tips in this case, which can help keep workplaces safe from fires.

Filing a third-party lawsuit after an on-the-job injury

Being injured on the job generally qualifies a Mississippi employee for workers' compensation, and as a rule, you cannot sue your employer for the damages you suffered in the accident. However, if a third party is involved, you may be able to file a lawsuit based on that person's (or company's) negligence. We at Wood, Carlton & Hudson, P.C., often provide advice to workers who have been injured by a negligent third party.

Is my employer required to have workers' compensation?

Knowing that you have the security of workers' compensation if you are ever injured on the job in Mississippi gives you a peace of mind. However, it is important to make sure that your employer carries workers' compensation coverage. Be aware that not every employer is required to do so. Having this information will prevent you from getting a nasty surprise should you ever need this coverage.

What is a stress injury?

When you think about on-the-job injuries, you most likely think of traumatic or catastrophic injuries where someone is severely hurt. However, not all injuries that occur in the workplace happen in an instant. In fact, there are often many workers' compensation claims made for something called a stress injury, which Nemours defines as injuries that occur to repetitive stress or strain placed upon a part of the body.

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.

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?

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.

Do you know your rights after a work injury?

Did you know that if you are injured at work in Mississippi, or experience an illness caused by your working conditions, you are entitled to certain benefits and rights? Workers' compensation laws in Mississippi provide two types of benefits to which you may be entitled: Medical treatment and cash disability payments.

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