PRACTICE AREA DETAILS
- Lawyer Baskin Jones
- Skills Workers Compensation Law
- Location Jackson, MS
- Practice Areas Workers Compensation Law
ABOUT THIS PRACTICE AREA
Workers Compensation Lawyer Jackson,MS: Great workers make this country strong. Worker’s compensation benefits give workers in Mississippi protections through state and federal legislation. These benefits provide for wages for the injured, provide medical benefits, and provide settlements for ongoing disability if there is a disability. These benefits are provided by law in local Worker’s Compensation Commissions, and are often provided through worker’s compensation insurance carriers and can be helped along by a Mississippi Workers Compensation Attorney.
Employers with five (5) or more employees regularly employed are required to provide workers compensation coverage. If an employer has fewer than five (5) employees he may determine to provide coverage as a benefit. These protections ensure that workers are not left hanging out to dry or without any
Any injury, large or small, is covered if it occurred at work or is job-related. Injuries should be reported within 30 days to an employer. A claim for injury must be filed with the Mississippi Workers Compensation Commission within two years of the date of injury or the claim will no longer exist. This is called the statute of limitations and is a hard and fast rule.
Jackson, MS Workers Compensation Lawyer
Jones Law Firm practices in Mississippi Workers Compensation claims and has represented injured individuals throughout the state. Often representation is vital to claims being processed favorably for the claimant, ensuring that the claimant has the medical treatment he or she needs, and ensuring that maximum benefit from this claim is achieved.
Contacting a Mississippi Workers Compensation Attorney quickly for a free consultation after your injury will allow an attorney to discuss the claims process with you, discuss your treatment options with you, and see that your benefits are managed and paid. It is possible to pursue a worker’s compensation claim without representation, but there are differences which will become clear between unrepresented claimants and represented claimants.
Worker’s Compensation Lost Wages
Wages for the injured- worker’s compensation provides for a maximum of 450 weeks of injury benefits. In the case of death after injury on the job, worker’s compensation benefits will not last longer than 450 weeks for the wages portion. The amount of the payment can be as much as 2/3 the total weekly wage.
The first step of any workers compensation claim is to ensure that the company has been given notice of the injury, and has filed a notice of injury with the Mississippi Workers Compensation Commission. There will not be lost wage benefits paid for the first five days after an injury.
Medical benefits that are needed as a result of the injury are also provided under worker’s compensation benefits. All treatment is first checked to ensure that it is related to the initial injury or is recommended by a treating physician. Additionally, in the first six months the injured claimant has the ability to choose his physician to oversee his care.
More information on worker’s compensation claims is available from the Mississippi Worker’s Compensation Commission.
“Any person who willfully makes any false or misleading statement or representation for the purpose of obtaining or wrongfully withholding any benefit or payment under [the Workers’ Compensation Law] is guilty of a felony and on conviction thereof may be punished by a fine not to exceed Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00) or double the value of the fraud, whichever is greater, or by imprisonment not to exceed three (3) years, or by both fine and imprisonment.”