Injuries sustained in a construction accident can be very severe. A work may suffer broken bones or burns. There may be injuries to the shoulders, legs or back. More serious injuries include traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injuries. The injured workers may be left temporarily - or permanently - unable to work.
Fighting For Your Rights
In Mississippi, injured construction workers are eligible for workers' compensation benefits. These benefits pay expenses for all reasonable and necessary medical treatment. This includes surgery, hospitalization, doctor visits, medication, therapy and any needed home care. In addition, injured construction workers can collect partial wages while unable to return to work.
But employers and insurance companies frequently try to avoid or limit their responsibility. So they challenge your claim. Their goal is to pay you as little as possible. They may claim your injury was pre-existing. Or that you're an independent contractor and therefore not eligible for workers' compensation benefits.
Our attorneys know the games employers and insurance companies play. We know how to fight back. We've been dedicated to helping injured workers get workers' compensation benefits for many years. Our attorneys know the law and know how the system works. We litigate most of the workers' compensation claims we handle because it gets our clients the best results.
A Dedication to Clients
We know how devastating a construction accident can be to a worker and to a worker's entire family. It's a time of uncertainty and they aren't sure how they are going to pay their bills. They depend on workers' compensation benefits to help them get through this crisis. That's why the system was set up in the first place.
So when employers and insurance companies try to take those benefits away, we do something about it. The insurance company may make you a lowball settlement offer in the hope that you'll just go away. We think you deserve better. Our attorneys can build a strong case based on evidence and fight for you during all necessary hearings and court proceedings, including your appeals process if necessary.
Based in Ridgeland, we handle claims involving construction accidents in the greater Jackson area and throughout Mississippi. When you are represented by our firm, you can expect professionalism and personal attention. You will deal directly with one of our attorneys, not just a case manager. You'll get regular updates about your case. And if you call us, we will return your call within 24 hours - usually in the same day.
If you were injured in a construction accident, learn more about how we can help. Contact us for a free consultation with one our attorneys. Call (601) 944-9588.