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Worker dies in Hattiesburg poultry plant accident

A Hattiesburg man recently became the second employee to die in a workplace accident at a Mar-Jac Poultry Plant in the last six months. In late May, Bobby Butler, 48, died in an accident that involved a piece of heavy machinery. The exact cause of his death or the conditions under which it occurred are...

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Workplace accidents and traumatic brain injuries

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) that happens as a result of a workplace accident can lead to permanent disability and even death. There’s no question that brain injuries are among the most serious workplace injuries. Accidents involving head injuries happen every day in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

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Does workers' comp cover death benefits?

Suffering the loss of a loved one due to a work-related death is something no person should ever have to go through. Sadly, every year thousands of families are forced to endure this tragic and often traumatizing experience. While trying to cope with the sudden and unexpected loss of a loved one is hard enough,...

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Getting workers' compensation for a work-related burn injury

Some of the most serious and life-changing injuries workers sustain on the job are burns. Not only do burns cause a significant amount of pain, but they can also be disfiguring and have a lifelong impact. Those who work around hot stoves, on construction sites, around hazardous materials, and around electrical sources or boilers are...

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Common hazardous and toxic exposures on the job

All Mississippi workers are exposed to at least some injury and illness risks on the job. Professions that involve working with hazardous or toxic chemicals are particularly dangerous. Workers in some professions are regularly exposed to toxins in the air they breathe. Workers who become ill as a result of toxic exposure at work can...

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Getting a doctor's note after a workplace accident

Suffering a work-related injury can turn your life upside-down. The last thing many people want to deal with is the paperwork that comes with any visit to a health care professional. They figure someone will have records of what was said, done, ordered, prescribed and so on. In a computer. In a filing cabinet. Somewhere....

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