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What happens during a VPP evaluation?

Voluntary protection programs (VPP) are implemented by employers as a preemptive measure to prevent injuries at their place of work. A VPP evaluation conducted by an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) team must occur before a workplace is allowed to participate in a VPP. The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development explains what to expect during a VPP evaluation.

The top reasons for denial of worker’ compensation claims

Mississippi work injuries can occur in virtually any industry, from construction sites to office jobs. If your injuries prevent you from working, you may qualify for workers’ compensation. At Wood, Carlton & Hudson, P.C., we often assist clients in filing claims and fight for those with denied coverage.

Workers’ compensation deadlines

When workers in Mississippi become injured on the job or develop illnesses that are traced back to their workplace, they may be entitled to workers’ compensation. Workers’ compensation helps to provide a steady income for workers as they recover from their injuries or illness. However, while filing a claim, securing the necessary benefits may depend on meeting important deadlines.

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.

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.

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