A Pass Christian workers’ compensation lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm may be able to represent you if you need help securing your benefits following an on-the-job injury or work-related illness. We provide free workers’ compCompensation case reviews for injured or sick workers across the Gulf South.
If you were hurt at your Pass Christian, Mississippi workplace but have not been able to get approval for your workers’ compensation benefits, you can speak with a member of the team from the Morris Bart law office in Gulfport today. We may be able to challenge the decision made by your workers’ compensation insurance provider or take other steps on your behalf.
Call (228) 357-9621 now to talk to a member of our team during a free consultation.
Morris Bart, LTD Represents Injured Workers After a Denial
A Pass Christian workers’ compensation lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm may be able to help injured workers secure the benefits they need to help them cover their medical bills and missed paychecks following a job-site accident. When a workers’ compensation insurer denies a claim, there are steps the injured worker can take to challenge the decision.
Working with an attorney can help you to navigate this appeals process without having to take all of your attention away from undergoing treatment and healing. Our team knows this process, how it works, and the evidence needed to overturn a denial for our clients. We can handle these steps for you, seeking the benefits based on your employer’s policy and the facts of your accident case.
The Morris Bart law firm’s Gulfport office serves Pass Christian. It is one of 15 offices across Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama, and Arkansas. You can reach this office today by dialing (228) 357-9621. Our team offers free case reviews for workers hurt or sick because of an on-the-job incident. We are also a contingency-fee firm.
For a free legal consultation with a Workers’ Compensation lawyer serving Pass Christian, call 228-357-9621
Workers’ Compensation Benefits Following a Workplace Injury
In many cases, injured workers rely on workers’ compensation benefits to help them pay for their treatment and to make ends meet while they are away from work. Workers’ compensation benefits in Mississippi focus primarily on medical care coverage and wage loss benefits.
These wage loss benefits provide only up to about two-thirds of a worker’s normal wages. Some support for vocational rehabilitation and death benefits may also be available.
Occasionally, a third party is involved in an accident that the injured worker can hold responsible, seeking additional compensation. This situation is the only way injured workers can recover pain and suffering damages, as well as additional lost income and other expenses.
Timeline for Filing Claims and Taking Legal Action
There are deadlines you must be aware of if you were hurt at work, have a related injury, or received a diagnosis of an illness because of work-related exposure. According to the MWCC, this includes:
- Notifying your employer within 30 days of your injury or diagnosis when possible
- Receiving disability benefits within the first two years following your injury or diagnosis or taking actions to recover these disability benefits during this time
If a third party was involved in your on-the-job injury, you might have up to three years to pursue a lawsuit against that party, as allowed under Miss. Code Ann. §15-1-49.
Failing to meet any of these deadlines could mean being barred from pursuing compensation. We encourage potential clients to contact us as soon as they are aware of the issue with their case so we can review it and ensure they meet these deadlines.
Understanding How Workers’ Compensation Works in Mississippi
Most injured workers in Pass Christian should have access to workers’ compensation benefits following an accident at work. Overseen by the Mississippi Workers’ Compensation Commission (MWCC), these benefits are available through a no-fault insurance policy paid for by the worker’s employer.
Exceptions include independent contractors and those who work at small businesses with less than five employees. Coverage begins the first day of work and includes full-time, part-time, seasonal, and other types of employees.
As long as you are employed by a covered employer, you should qualify for these benefits when:
- You suffered injuries in an accident that occurred at work or within the course and scope of your work.
- You suffered a work-related injury because of overuse or related causes.
- You have a diagnosis of a work-related disease or illness, such as those related to occupational exposure.
Speak with a Morris Bart, LTD Team Member Serving Pass Christian
A Pass Christian workers’ compensation lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm may be able to help you following an on-the-job injury or work-related illness. Reach out to our
Gulfport team for a free case review if you are struggling to get the workers’ compensation benefits you need. We can help you understand your rights and options and may be able to navigate the appeals process for you.
Speak with a team member in the Morris Bart law office in Gulfport about your workers’ compensation denial today. Call (228) 357-9621 for your free case consultation.
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