Columbus, MS asked in Workers' Compensation for Mississippi

Q: My dominant hand and about a quarter of my forearm was cut off at work. How much of a settlement should I expect ?

This happened on 11/17/22. I opened a saw up after turning it off to visually inspect a blade. I kneeled down on my knees and the door swung into my back. I reached up and pushed the door back open and I guess my hand hit the button and the saw came back on. As soon as it came on the bottom of my jacket was sucked into the saw and without thinking I reached down to pull it out only to have the sleeve of my jacket get caught and my hand and forearm cut off.

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Andrew Charles Burrell
Andrew Charles Burrell
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  • Workers' Compensation Lawyer
  • Gulfport, MS
  • Licensed in Mississippi

A: You should be enetitled to workers compensation. You need to consult an attorney in the area who handles such claims. Work comp pays certain benefits, such a disability for lost time from work while in recovery and then PPD once you reach MMI.

My firm can be reached at the following contact if you want to discuss things in more details.

Andrew C. Burrell

1643 East Pass Road Suite A

Gulfport MS 39507

phone 228-896-4016

email andrew@andrewburrell.com

Samuel B. Edwards
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Samuel B. Edwards
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A: I am very sorry to hear about your terrible injury. The answer as to the value of a personal injury case like this is very fact dependent and absolutely not something you should try and negotiate on your own. I would not submit to an arbitration or a mediation without an attorney as you will be at an extreme disadvantage. Your situation is serious enough that you absolutely should have a qualified attorney willing to help you with no upfront cost and a reasonable contingency. If you would like to discuss, please reach out to me and I will do my best to guide you in the right direction.

Arthur Calderon
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Arthur Calderon
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  • Workers' Compensation Lawyer
  • Madison, MS
  • Licensed in Mississippi

A: This definitely sounds like something that should be covered under workers' compensation. As the other answered indicated, you definitely need to reach out to an experienced workers' comp attorney to talk further, so that your rights are protected. Feel free to reach out to anyone on here by clicking the contact information next to their name. Most law firms, including my own, offer free consultations to see how we can help out. In my office, we have a dedicated partner who handles nothing but workers' compensation cases. Regardless, the important thing is that you do not go into this alone.

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