If an employer or workers’ compensation insurance carrier denied your Biloxi workers’ compensation claim after an on-the-job injury, you may be able to challenge the denial and recover compensation. Discuss your options today for free with a member of the Morris Bart law firm team serving Biloxi, Mississippi.
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Mississippi Workers’ Compensation Covers Most Employees
According to the Mississippi Bar, most people working in Mississippi are covered by a workers’ compensation policy that should pay out to cover medical bills, a portion of lost wages, and other costs after a Biloxi workplace injury or work-related illness. In addition to covering all of the related medical bills, the policy should pay about two-thirds of the injured employee’s average wage, tax-free.
While this sounds like the type of relief an employee needs and deserves after an occupational injury or illness, it is not always easy to get your claim approved and receive benefits. Denials may occur at several points along the way:
- Your employer may fail to file a report with the Workers’ Compensation Commission.
- Your employer may deny that your injuries or illness is work-related.
- The insurance carrier may deny your claim.
Since your workers’ compensation coverage begins at your hiring, and there are no minimum hours worked to remain covered, these should not be the reasons for your denial. If you received a workers’ compensation benefits denial in Biloxi, contact the Morris Bart law firm at (228) 357-9621 today to discuss your denial with a member of our team.
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Morris Bart, LTD May Be Able to Help You Recover Compensation After a Biloxi Workers’ Comp Denial
At the Morris Bart law firm, we understand the common reasons why workers’ compensation claims get denied, and we know how to prove injured workers qualify for benefits. Collecting evidence to support your claim may allow us to prove your injuries occurred at work or because of work and demonstrate that you qualify for benefits based on the policy that covers you.
You will not pay anything up front, out of pocket for our advice or representation. We only get paid attorneys’ fees if we secure cash benefits on your behalf, and there is a limit on how much an attorney can charge in this type of case.
To learn more, call the Morris Bart law firm today at (228) 357-9621. One of our Biloxi workers’ compensation lawyers may be able to take on your case.
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Pursuing Compensation Following a Biloxi Workers’ Compensation Denial
At Morris Bart, LTD our goal is to ensure you get the services, benefits, and compensation for a portion of your lost wages that you need to make ends meet and get your life back as close to normal as possible following an on-the-job accident or illness.
Workers’ compensation coverage generally includes:
Medical Care and Related Services
Medical care covered by workers’ compensation insurance should include any medical treatment and related expenses. This could include ambulance transportation, emergency department care, hospitalization, doctor visits, home health services, medications, prescribed therapies, and even reimbursement of the cost of traveling to New Orleans or Baton Rouge for care not available in Biloxi.
A Portion of Your Lost Wages
Cash payments for the time and income you miss at work are often the part of workers’ compensation that injured workers are most concerned about. While workers’ compensation pays only a percentage of your normal pay, it is vital for many families.
If your injury or illness is serious enough that you cannot return to your previous position, workers’ compensation may cover the cost of rehabilitation services related to getting a new job or returning to your previous line of work. This may include education, job training, job placement, and other services related to helping you return to work.
If a member of your immediate family passed away because of workplace injuries or a related illness, the workers’ compensation insurance policy should provide you with death benefits, including cash benefits and coverage of funeral and burial expenses.
When a Biloxi workers’ compensation attorney from the Morris Bart law firm pursues a payout after a workers’ compensation denial, we will seek damages for these unpaid benefits, plus other damages you may be entitled to receive.
Deadlines Associated with a Biloxi Workers’ Compensation Claim
There are several deadlines you will need to meet when filing your workers’ compensation claim, and several others that may play a role in challenging your denial, according to the Mississippi Workers’ Compensation Commission.
- You should report your injury or illness to your employer as soon as possible, but there is generally a 30-day limit on doing so, when possible.
- In most cases, there is a two-year limit on filing a claim and recovering benefits.
It is important to note that the two-year limit is a statute of limitations that applies to an injured employee seeking workers’ compensation disability benefits. The courts may bar you from recovering benefits unless you file a claim with the Workers’ Compensation Commission within two years of your injury.
To learn more about how the Morris Bart law firm may be able to help you fight a workers’ compensation denial following a Biloxi, Mississippi, on-the-job accident, or diagnosis of a job-related illness, reach out to us as soon as possible after your injury or diagnosis.
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Talk to a Biloxi Workers’ Compensation Lawyer
The Morris Bart law firm has helped thousands of injured workers whose workers’ compensation claims were denied by the insurance carrier or their employer. We may be able to fight your denial and help you get the benefits you deserve or a settlement in lieu of your compensation.
We also have more than a dozen fully staffed offices elsewhere in the Gulf South, including Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Arkansas. Our team takes on workers’ compensation, personal injury, wrongful death, and auto accident cases, among others.
To learn more about how a Biloxi workers’ compensation lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm may be able to help with your case, call (228) 357-9621 now. A member of our team can evaluate your case for free today.
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