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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.
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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:
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:
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.
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.