Brandon, MS Workers’ Compensation Attorneys
Making Sure the Workers’ Comp System Works for You
Although Brandon is the second safest city in Mississippi, workplace accidents still happen. When they do, workers’ compensation is designed to protect employers and make sure workers receive the medical care and recovery time they need. If an employer or insurance company is not cooperative, however, employees are often forced to pursue legal action.
Are you struggling to get the workers’ comp benefits you are entitled to? If so, please contact 'Maggio | Thompson, LLP today.
Common Workplace Accidents
Any number of accidents can befall you in the workplace, especially if your job requires driving or you work on a construction site.
Some of the most common workplace accidents and injuries we see at our firm include:
- Work-related car accidents
- Construction accidents
- Slip-and-fall accidents
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Strains and sprains
- Repetitive stress injuries (RSIs)
- Overuse or improper use injuries
- Burn injuries
- Fires and explosions
- Chemical exposure
- Hearing loss
- Vision loss
- Workplace assaults and attacks
- Jones Act cases
- And more
If you are harmed by any of the situations above, and you sustained your injury or occupational illness as a result of your employment, file a workers’ compensation claim.
Our Brandon workers’ comp lawyers can help you with an initial claim or appeal an improper denial on your behalf.
Benefits You May Be Entitled To
Workers’ compensation insurance is a no-fault system, meaning that you are covered regardless of who is at fault for your accident, injury, or occupational illness.
Workers’ compensation benefits generally consist of:
- Medical benefits – money for all medical treatments you may need and transportation to and from appointments.
- Wage loss benefits – money that accounts for the time you must take off work (temporary disability payments) or helps you account for changes to your earning potential (permanent disability benefits).
If you die, your family members may also be entitled to death benefits. Nevertheless, for severe injuries and workplace deaths, you may want to consider filing a personal injury lawsuit or a wrongful death claim – especially if negligence played a part in your accident.
Unlike a lawsuit, workers’ comp does not account for any physical or emotional pain and suffering you endure.
Call (601) 265-6869 to tell us about your case and find out which option is best for you.
How We Help
When you file your initial workers’ compensation claim, you may not need an attorney. If your claim is denied, though, it escalates to the Mississippi Workers’ Compensation Commission (MWCC). The MWCC can be notoriously hard to deal with and its claims process is very particular.
For help with an appeal, look no further than 'Maggio | Thompson, LLP.
We will help you compile all the relevant evidence and present it in a way that makes sense on paper to the MWCC. If your claim is denied again, we are not afraid to take it to the next level.
Why Choose Us?
Our firm is familiar with the Mississippi workers’ compensation claims process and dedicated to helping injured workers recover.
At 'Maggio | Thompson, LLP, we treat our clients with honesty and respect. We return all phone calls within the same business day, make sure you are working directly with the partners of our firm, and don’t charge any legal fees unless you win your case.