Tupelo Workers’ Compensation Attorneys
Representing Injured Workers Throughout Mississippi & Tennessee
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, MW Law Firm PLLC - Mama Justice 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 Tupelo workers’ compensation lawyers can help.
Types of Work Injury Cases We Handle
Over the years, our workers’ compensation lawyers have handled a wide variety of workplace injury claims, including many arising from the large industries in our area where workers handle powerful and often-dangerous equipment.
We assist injured workers who have suffered:
- Back injuries
- Loss of fingers, hands, toes, feet, and limbs
- Injuries to arms or shoulders (like bursitis or tendonitis)
- Broken bones
- Knee blow-outs
- Torn tendons
- Repetitive stress injuries
- Head injuries and traumatic brain injuries
- Illness caused by exposure to toxic chemicals
- Slip and falls and falls from heights, such as scaffolding
- Construction-related accidents
- Electrocution and burns
- Commercial vehicle collisions/motor vehicle accidents while working
We also represent families who have lost a loved one in a fatal workplace accident. If your loved one was killed on the job or died due to job-related injuries, you may be entitled to wrongful death workers’ compensation benefits. Contact us today to learn more.
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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 Tupelo 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 Tupelo workers’ compensation lawyer at MW Law Firm PLLC - Mama Justice. Our legal fees are deducted from any cash benefits you receive, and are limited to no more than 25% of the total award.
What Workers’ Compensation Benefits Can You Receive?
Under workers’ compensation laws, you could be eligible to receive reimbursement for:
Medical services, like doctor visits, hospital care, and nursing services
- Medical supplies, like medicine or equipment
- Rehabilitation services, like physical therapy or occupational therapy
- Miscellaneous expenses, like reimbursement for mileage
- Lost wages—up to 2/3 of your regular weekly pay, tax-free
- Mileage paid for trips to the doctor
- You can choose your own doctor, but you must act quickly to hire an attorney to insure you are afforded the right to pick your own doctor.
Generally speaking, the insurance company will pay these costs directly to the appropriate party; you will not have to pay a deductible or co-pays.
If You’ve Been Denied Workers’ Compensation, Get Legal Help
Whether you were hurt at a furniture factory, in an auto plant, while driving a truck, or while working at a restaurant or office, MW Law Firm PLLC - Mama Justice can help ensure your workers’ compensation claim is handled correctly and efficiently.
Mrs. Wigginton is true to her name.- Lillian F.
Missy is a fighter and doesn't give up on her cases.- Gayla
Mama Missy truly cares about her clients.- Elizabeth
Best lawyer ever!- Former Client
Missy gets the job done!- Keith