Lawrence County, Mississippi Workers' Compensation Lawyers
Prior to joining the firm, Jay worked primarily in the area of personal injury, where he developed a maritime practice representing individuals and families of individuals who are injured working offshore, including a Deepwater Horizon claim. This is just one of the...
Upon graduation from law school, Ben became an associate with Wise Carter Child and...
Michael Williams was reared in rural Hinds County, Mississippi in the Utica area. He attended Millsaps College and Tulane University Law School. He is admitted to practice law in all Mississippi state courts, including the Mississippi Supreme Court. He is also admitted to the Northern and Southern District Federal Courts of Mississippi, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
Mr. Schwartz earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Millsap's College, along with his Juris Doctor Degree from the University Of Mississippi School Of Law in 1978. While in law school, Mr. Schwartz was a member of Phi Delta Phi Honor Fraternity and an officer of...
Injured on the job?
The workers' compensation system attempts to streamline the process for handling work-related injuries and illnesses, such as a loss of limb, back injury, or repetitive strain injuries, such as carpal tunnel syndrome. The system generally provides fixed remedies to employees suffering from work-related injuries without requiring the employee to prove fault, thereby minimizing the need for litigation and its associated costs. Benefits from workers' compensation insurance may include medical care, temporary disability benefits, permanent disability benefits, vocational rehabilitation, and death benefits.
The workers' compensation system is typically an alternative to filing a civil lawsuit for a personal injury claim, and in most cases, you may not pursue both avenues for compensation for an injury.
A workers' compensation lawyer can help you navigate the workers' compensation system to get the full benefits to which you are entitled. If your injury was caused by someone or something not covered by your employer's workers' compensation insurance, a workers' compensation attorney can help you file a third-party claim so that you get the compensation you deserve.
Sometimes workers' compensation attorneys also handle matters in personal injury or employment law. However, some attorneys also handle workers' compensation matters exclusively.
Cumulative injury: The career total of an employee's job-related injuries resulting in disabilities.
Third-party claim: A legal claim by an employee against a party who is not the employer and whose negligence caused injury during or in the course of employment.
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