Sprains and strains can usually be treated. In some cases, injured workers may require surgery, physical therapy and medication. Another part of treatment is usually rest, which often means time spent away from work. Medical bills can add up just as injured workers suffer a loss of income. This can make it hard to make ends meet.
Doctors and specialists can help treat these types of injuries. Depending on the severity and type of injury, this treatment may involve physical therapy and in some cases, surgery. Treatment also typically involves resting the muscle, which means the worker may be left temporarily unable to perform the functions of his or her job.
Our experienced workers’ compensation attorneys can help you recover the benefits you need and deserve.
Experienced workers’ compensation attorneys
In Mississippi, workers who suffer muscle sprains and strains on the job are eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. This includes the cost of all reasonable and necessary medical treatment, as well as partial wages while they are unable to work. Sounds simple… but it’s not.
The claims process for getting benefits can be complicated. Employers can challenge claims, which are sometimes denied. And insurance companies are always looking for ways to pay as little as possible. Denials can be appealed, but evidence needs to be gathered, paperwork filled out and filing deadlines met.
That’s why you need an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer on your side. Attorneys Jonathan Tabor and Leigh-Ann Tabor know the state’s workers’ compensation laws and how to successfully navigate the claims process. Both are skilled negotiators and litigators who focus on getting the best possible outcome in your case.
Our office is in Ridgeland – not far from the offices of the Mississippi Workers' Compensation Commission in Jackson. Our attorneys have dealt with commissioners and judges many times about disputes over benefits. We know what type of evidence they expect to see, and we know how to find those facts.
If you suffered a muscle sprain or strain on the job, contact us to schedule a free consultation with one of our workers’ compensation attorneys. We’ll review your case and go over your options so you can decide how you want to proceed. Call us at (601) 202-5491.