Emergency workers are required to travel to different locations as quickly as possible in all types of weather. They are often faced with unknown situations and have to take swift action in order to save people’s lives. They follow safety procedures and take precautions to protect themselves, but there’s a lot that can go wrong.
Our attorneys fight for injured workers in Ridgeland and Jackson
People who work in emergency services face the risk of:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Lifting injuries
- Smoke inhalation
- Physical assault
- Slip and falls
- Exposure to viruses and bacteria
As a result of a work accident, emergency service workers may suffer broken bones or injuries to the head, neck or back. Other injuries include muscle sprains, burns, hearing loss and respiratory problems. They may need hospitalization and follow-up treatment. Recovery may take weeks, months or even longer. Some workers are left with a permanent disability.
A work accident can have a big impact on the lives of workers. Suddenly, they are unable to perform the duties of their job. They require treatment and the medical expenses can add up very quickly. There’s less income coming in to pay the bills. It can be a very stressful time – physically, emotionally and financially.
In Mississippi, the workers’ compensation system is designed to help injured workers by paying the cost of all reasonable and necessary medical treatment for work-related injuries. In addition, workers are eligible to receive partial wages while their injuries leave them unable to return to the job.
The experience that gets results
The process can get complicated. Employers and insurance companies try to pay you as little as possible. They may challenge the seriousness of your injuries or the need for certain treatments. They may pressure you into returning to work, even though you have not fully recovered from the injuries you suffered.
At Tabor Law Firm, P.A., our lawyers stand up for injured workers and fight for their benefits every step of the way. We build strong cases and fight for your rights in front of the Mississippi Workers’ Compensation Commission. Our attorneys feel you shouldn't settle for less than the full amount of benefits you deserve.
We know the judges that will hear your case and the type of evidence they expect to see during appeals. Our firm gets results and we are ready to help you.
If you are an emergency services worker who was injured on the job in Ridgeland, Jackson or anywhere in the state, we can help. Contact us online or call (601) 202-5491 to schedule a free consultation with an experienced workers’ compensation attorney.