Workers’ Compensation

HAVE YOU BEEN HURT ON THE JOB? WE CAN HELP.

 

In a perfect world, you wouldn’t need workers’ compensation lawyers if you get hurt on the job or suffer negative effects from long-term exposure to hazardous conditions. You would file a claim and get paid for your medical expenses, as well as part or all of your weekly wages.

But, unfortunately, that’s not reality. Too often, employers and workers’ compensation insurance firms do everything in their power to avoid paying you the full amount you deserve – and that you’re entitled by law.

Our workers’ compensation lawyers at Tabor Law Firm have been helping Mississippians with claims for over 25 years. That abundance of experience gives us an advantage in workers’ compensation cases, and we have  compiled a few tidbits of useful information over the years that we can share with you:

DID YOU KNOW:

  • The maximum weekly benefit for claims arising on or after January 1, 2012 is $436.68.
  • The limit for disability benefits in a workers’ compensation injury claim that was first filed in 2012 is $196,506 or 450 weeks, whichever comes first.
  • Workers’ compensation is a no-fault system. Generally, as long as you were injured while on the job, you are covered.
  • You have the right to choose your own doctor.
  • The workers’ compensation insurer cannot force you to use its recommended doctor.
  • If your doctor has removed you from work for at least six days, the workers’ compensation insurance company should begin paying you disability benefits.
  • The workers’ compensation insurance company should pay you for your travel expenses to and from medical providers.

THINGS TO WATCH OUT FOR

 

Your employer or its workers’ compensation insurance company may try to get you to sign a “choice of physician” form.  This is a form that is sometimes used to get you to agree to accept the employer’s or the insurance company’s doctor as your own treating doctor.

The insurance company will sometimes send a nurse who works for the insurance company to accompany you to your doctor appointments. You have the right to privacy and do not have to agree to allow the insurance company’s nurse to be present during your examination.

Workers’ compensation insurance company have lawyers advising them on their rights and requirements when it comes to workers’ compensation claims. It is only fair that you be armed with a skilled personal injury lawyer who is knowledgeable in Mississippi personal injury law offering the same information and advice.

 

FOR A FREE CONSULTATION, CALL TABOR LAW FIRM TODAY

 

If you have been injured on the job or are suffering from long-term exposure to hazardous or damaging conditions and feel you are being short-changed, you need quality representation to stand up to your employer and its workers’ compensation insurance company.

Contact the Jackson lawyers at Tabor Law Firm at 601.944.9588 or online today for a free consultation.