Our attorneys know how workplace injuries can affect you and your family. That's why we are dedicated to helping injured workers successfully navigate the claims process. We have a thorough knowledge of the workers' compensation laws and a lot of experience dealing with disputed claims. We know what benefits you are entitled to and we can help you fight to get them.
Types of Benefits
The types of workers' compensation benefits available in Mississippi include:
- Medical benefits
- Temporary disability benefits
- Permanent total disability benefits
- Permanent partial disability benefits
- Mileage reimbursement
- Vocational rehabilitation
- Death benefits
Whether you were hurt at a construction site, in a factory, at a warehouse or in an office, you are entitled to receive benefits.
Fighting For Your Best Interests
Some people may say that you don't need a lawyer to file a workers' compensation claim. And in a perfect world, you wouldn't need a lawyer if you get hurt on the job or suffer negative effects from long-term exposure to hazardous conditions. You would file a claim and get paid for your medical expenses, as well as part or all of your weekly wages.
Unfortunately, that's not reality. Too often, employers and insurance companies do everything in their power to avoid paying you the full amount you deserve - and that you're entitled to by law. They can and do challenge claims. They may question the extent of your injury or whether certain medical treatment is necessary. They may take the position that you are ready to return to work, when in fact you are still recovering.
Employers and insurance companies have lawyers advising them on their rights and requirements when it comes to workers' compensation claims. It is only fair that you also have a lawyer to look out for your best interests.
How We Can Help You
We start by getting the facts about what happened. Our legal team investigates your accident or occupational illness. We review accident reports, safety records, medical records and other relevant documents. We identify and interview witnesses. If necessary, we'll consult with experts to prove you were injured at work and deserve benefits.
Our attorneys determine what benefits you should receive and take action on your behalf. If your initial claim for benefits is denied, we will fight for you at every step of the appeals process with the Mississippi Workers' Compensation Commission. And if you still don't get the benefits you deserve, we'll fight for you in court. In fact, we litigate the majority of claims we handle, because we fight to get the best possible results.
If you were injured at work, you deserve to be compensated during your recovery. Get an experienced legal advocate who understands your rights. Contact Tabor Law Firm, P.A. Call (601) 944-9588 to schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys. We’re based in Ridgeland and serve injured workers in Jackson and throughout Mississippi.