The Importance of Workplace Eye Safety: Tips for Protecting Your Vision
Workplace Eye Wellness Month is observed in March. March is Workplace Eye Wellness Month, a time to raise awareness about the importance of maintaining healthy vision in the workplace. Eye injuries at work can have serious consequences, including partial or total vision loss, and most can be prevented with proper safety measures. Employees and employers...Read More
What to Do After a Burn Injury at Work
Our attorneys advocate for workers with burn injuries across Mississippi. Among the most severe forms of work-related injuries, burns can cause immense physical pain, disfigurement, and long-term consequences. Workers in positions that involve exposure to hot surfaces, hazardous substances, electrical systems, or boilers are especially susceptible to this type of injury. In the event of...Read More
BLS Data Reveals Workplace Deaths Reached 5-Year High
Getting hurt on the job can result in severe or fatal injuries. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics recently reported an 8.9% increase in work-related deaths from 2020 to 2021. Unfortunately, these numbers are a tragic reminder of the potential dangers many workers face daily while on the job. It is important to note that...Read More
Can I File for Workers' Comp if the Accident Was My Fault?
Experienced Mississippi workers' compensation attorneys explain your rights. We'll be frank: Yes. In general, Mississippi workers who are injured on the job due to their own errors are still usually eligible to file for workers' compensation benefits. Here's why: Mississippi workers' compensation is a no-fault benefits program that compensates workers who are injured or made...Read More
Can I Get Workers' Comp for Injuries Caused By Defective Machinery?
In Mississippi, Injured Workers Have a Right to Compensation Faulty equipment, defective machinery, and overall equipment failure may contribute more to worker injuries than people know. Studies into work injuries caused by defective machinery accidents are lacking. But the research that is available points to a significant and underrecognized problem. Work machinery malfunctions due to...Read More
New Hard Hat Technology Could Help Construction Workers
Approximately one-fourth of adult concussions happen on the job, particularly in construction accidents, due to blunt force trauma to the head. Falls are the most frequent cause, resulting in the worker's head turning or tipping suddenly. One reason is that since their invention 100 years ago, hard hats haven't changed all that much. However, the...Read More
Hand Injuries Eligible for Workers' Compensation in Mississippi
How to Avoid Workplace Slip and Falls
Slips, trips, and falls are the second-leading cause of unintentional injury-related deaths. In addition, more than 211,000 workers in 2020 suffered injuries that required them to miss work, and fall accidents caused 805 deaths. In Mississippi and across the nation, far too many workers are injured in workplace slip and falls. Injured workers may be...Read More
Work Hazards That Put Mississippi Landscapers at Risk
Landscape and ground maintenance jobs are among the most dangerous in the US. Safety standards and protective equipment help keep landscapers safe, but work accidents still happen. Common landscaping injuries include heat exhaustion, burns, lacerations, bruises, amputations, broken bones, lung damage, muscle strain and pain, hearing loss, illness due to chemical exposure, head trauma, and...Read More
Report: Rate of Fatal Construction Injuries Increased in U.S.
Construction is dangerous work, and a new study suggests it has become even more dangerous. According to a new report from The Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR), the rate of fatal construction injuries increased by 11.1% over a 10-year period. Researchers examined data for the years from 2011 to 2020 from the Census...Read More