Mississippi Workers’ Compensation Attorneys
Representing Injured Workers Throughout Mississippi , Tennessee & Alabama
Employees who are injured on the job are protected under Mississippi’s workers’ compensation laws. If you are injured while working, at work, or while carrying out the duties of your employment in any manner, you are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits (with some exceptions). Unfortunately, actually getting those benefits is not always so simple. Your employer’s insurance provider may reject your claim or try to offer compensation that falls short of what you truly need and deserve.
That’s where we come in. Led by founding attorney, Missy Wigginton, AKA Mama Justice, Mama Justice – MW Law Firm handles workers’ compensation claims for ordinary, everyday people who are injured in workplace accidents throughout Northeastern Mississippi. If you were injured at work and need help getting your rightful benefits, our Mississippi workers’ compensation lawyers can help.
Injured in a Motorcycle Accident? Here’s What to Do Next.
- Be sure to report the accident to the police and your insurance company. This gets the ball rolling so you have a record of what has happened.
- Get the medical help you need and do it soon. Toughing out the pain, thinking it will go away, will just slow your recovery. If you don’t know who to see, we can recommend some medical doctors, chiropractors, physical therapists, and therapists.
- If possible, get someone over to the scene of the accident to take pictures. Evidence disappears quickly, so those first pictures can be important.
- If the police didn’t impound the bike, have someone put it into storage. Get pictures and a good report from a mechanic about damage before anything gets fixed.
Now your job is to get better. Leave the rest to our Mississippi motorcycle accident attorneys.
Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries
Many insurance companies do a pretty good job of paying property claims for a damaged or totaled motorcycle. The problem usually comes when the motorcycle crash caused serious injuries or the wrongful death of a biker, or when the at-fault driver is uninsured.
Some of the most common motorcycle accident injuries for which you may need compensation include:
- Broken bones
- Crush injuries
- Laceration or abrasions from the road (“road rash”)
- Head injury and/or traumatic brain injuries
- Severe burns
- Spinal cord injuries, including paralysis
Who Is Covered by Workers’ Compensation in Mississippi?
Workers’ compensation is a no-fault insurance that covers almost every working person in Mississippi while also protecting Mississippi employers from lawsuits for workplace injuries.
There are a few exclusions to workers compensation:
- It does not cover workers at businesses with fewer than five employees
- It does not cover business owners, independent contractors, volunteers, federal employees, or railroad workers
Additionally, if you choose to file for workers’ compensation benefits, you waive your right to suing your employer. Our Mississippi workers’ compensation attorneys can help you determine whether pursuing workers’ compensation benefits or a third-party work injury claim is the best option for your unique situation. If your accident/injuries are not covered by workers’ compensation, you may still be able to seek compensation via a personal injury claim.
What to Do after a Work-Related Injury
First and foremost, you must report your injury to your employer. A lot of workers are afraid to tell their boss that they were hurt because they think they might lose their job. But if you don’t report your injury promptly, you might lose your ability to collect workers’ compensation. So, report your injury to your supervisor or employer right away. In Mississippi, you must report your work injury within 30 days.
After you have reported your injury, your employer will file a report with the Workers’ Compensation Commission. That should be enough to get payments started, but if your employer or the insurance company denies your claim, that’s when you need to call in a lawyer. It will likely be very difficult to turn a denial around without legal help.
Remember: There are no out-of-pocket costs to hiring a Mississippi workers’ compensation lawyer at Mama Justice – MW Law Firm. Our legal fees are deducted from any cash benefits you receive, and are limited to no more than 25% of the total award.