Workers in this industry can suffer chronic pain and damage to muscles, tendons and ligaments from overexertion or repetitive motion. Others suffer back or knee injuries. Some contract lung disease or cancer from exposure to chemicals, dust or poisonous gases.
Getting Coverage For Agricultural Injuries Can Be Difficult. An Attorney Can Help.
Farm laborers are exempt from coverage under workers' compensation in Mississippi, unless their employer chooses to purchase insurance. When most farm laborers are hurt in a workplace accident, they are on their own. They are faced with medical expenses to treat their injury, and lose income if they are unable to return to work.
If your workplace injury was caused by negligence, we may be able to help. You have the right to seek compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages and other damages. You may also be able to seek compensation for pain and suffering, any disability or disfigurement, and emotional distress caused by your injury or illness.
We conduct our own investigation to look for evidence that negligence led to your injury. Our attorneys will review all documentation, including employment records, safety records, accident reports and medical records. We will identify and interview witnesses. And we will determine the full amount of damages you've suffered.
Stand Up to Your Employer With a Workers' Compensation Lawyer
Your employer will likely have a lawyer who is ready to deny responsibility. They may even claim that your injury was pre-existing, or that you were at fault for the accident that caused your injury. We will fight for your rights and build a strong case that can't be ignored. In some cases, we may be able to negotiate a settlement with the insurance company. But if they won't negotiate, we will fight for you at trial.
If you are an agricultural worker who has been hurt at the workplace, learn more about your rights. Call (601) 944-9588 to talk to one of our attorneys for a free consultation. Contact us today.