Temporary total disability: An injured worker left temporarily unable to return to the job is eligible to receive partial lost wages in the meantime. These are equal to two-thirds of the worker's average weekly wages.
Temporary partial disability: If an injury leaves a worker able to work, but only in a capacity that reduces earnings, these benefits provide two-thirds of the difference in pay.
Permanent total disability: These benefits are for workers who are unable to return to work at all because of their injuries. They can collect weekly wage benefits up to a certain amount set by the state or for up to 450 weeks, whichever comes first.
Permanent partial disability: Sometimes, an injured worker can recover enough to work again, but at a different job for less money. These benefits provide two-thirds of the difference in wages between the two jobs.
Vocational rehabilitation: If an injury leaves a worker able to work but unable to return to the previous job, these benefits can help. Services include job counseling, training and education, and job placement.
Death benefits: A worker's spouse, children and certain other dependents are eligible to receive weekly benefits if the worker is killed in a work-related accident. They can also receive expenses for burial, up to a certain amount.
Employers and insurance companies often challenge claims, which can put all these benefits at risk. That's why it's important to have an experienced workers' compensation attorney fighting for you. Our attorneys know the law and how the system works. We don't stop fighting for clients until they get the benefits they deserve.
If you've been injured on the job in Mississippi, don't try to navigate the claims process alone. Let us put our experience to work for you. Contact us online or call (601) 944-9588 for a free consultation with one of our attorneys.