Asked in Workers' Compensation for Mississippi

Q: Can workman's comp reuse to pay you til they get test results in on your injury at work. Cause I've been out 11 days

Workman's comp is trying to not pay me until I have mri an they get results. I've been out of work since November 28,2017

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Baskin Lowber Jones
Baskin Lowber Jones
  • Workers' Compensation Lawyer
  • Jackson, MS
  • Licensed in Mississippi

A: There is sometimes a small delay after the injury but before benefits start. This is often called the five day waiting period in Mississippi. If you have an injury that disables you for less than 14 days then there would not be a wage loss payment for the first five days. Benefits providing medical treatment will be paid starting the date of the injury regardless.

If your injury disables you for more than 14 days then the first five days are paid along with any additional wage loss payment. You may want to contact a Mississippi attorney to discuss your claim.

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