Lawyers, Answer Questions  & Get Points Log In
Mississippi Workers' Compensation Questions & Answers
1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation and Civil Rights for Mississippi on
Q: If I'm asked to take a urine drug test for workers comp, is the person conducting the test allowed to watch me as I pee,

I'm a male candidate and was recently injured at work and considering applying for workers comp in the state of Mississippi.

Andrew Charles Burrell
Andrew Charles Burrell
answered on May 16, 2023

Typically, you should be allowed to provide the test in private, but there are a number of places that are requiring the person collecting the sample be in the room when it is collected so as to rule out any other issues.

At this point, you need to consult with an attorney to discuss your...
View More

3 Answers | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Mississippi on
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... View More

Samuel B. Edwards
PREMIUM
Samuel B. Edwards
answered on Nov 28, 2022

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... View More

View More Answers

3 Answers | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Mississippi on
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... View More

Arthur Calderon
PREMIUM
Arthur Calderon
answered on Dec 6, 2022

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... View More

View More Answers

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Mississippi on
Q: I’m only 17, and got a bone+tissue bruise as a result of a (known) broken ice bin falling on my foot. Can I file for WC?

The bin rolls, and it’s filled with cans and ice. The legs are notorious for folding in and collapsing on themselves, and my employer has never acknowledged or properly fixed the issue. It collapsed and slammed down onto my foot, and I have been limping for a week.

Andrew Charles Burrell
Andrew Charles Burrell
answered on Jul 10, 2023

If your employer has workers compensation, you are entitled to several things, including medical bills to be paid and if your doctor takes you off work, a payment of TTD while you are off after 5 days. You need to contact an attorney and discuss your claim with them to decide how to move forward.

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation and Health Care Law for Mississippi on
Q: I was chased by children with snakes at work can I sue?
Andrew Charles Burrell
Andrew Charles Burrell
answered on Apr 19, 2023

In terms of workers compensation, did you suffer any injury or seek medical care of any kind. If so and it is connected to this event you may have a claim for workers compensation benefits. IF no injury exist, you may a claim against the parents of the children. You need to contact an attorney... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Workers' Compensation for Mississippi on
Q: Can I get paid for lost wages if I was not injured in an accident it was my work truck it was insured as a work truck

The lady of course said that she had a green light but there is a witness states that we both had a green light and she ran a red light Causing the accident

Arthur Calderon
PREMIUM
Arthur Calderon
answered on Sep 16, 2022

The short is answer is yes. Assuming that you were injured while working, you should be entitled to workers' compensation, unless your employer fits within one of the exceptions. Regardless, from the looks of it, you have a combination workers' compensation claim and a personal injury... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, DUI / DWI, Traffic Tickets and Workers' Compensation for Mississippi on
Q: I know this is a long shot or if anything will come of this besides my answer I'm looking for or if anything can be done

I live in a small town in Mississippi as where the police dept I believe don't just do their job in some aspects but go far above and beyond the area of rights and I feel the deliberate disregard for one's rights giving the date place. And whom they are stopping!!! It's as if... View More

Arthur Calderon
PREMIUM
Arthur Calderon
answered on Jul 24, 2022

Without more information, it's very hard to answer your question. Generally speaking, officers and prosecutors have a lot of discretion when it comes to prosecuting or pursuing charges against a person. Even if charges are filed, they can decide to drop the case or drop only certain parts of it.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Workers' Compensation for Mississippi on
Q: Injury at work

Workplace only has one employee so worker’s compensation isn’t required. If that employee gets injured at work, is the employer responsible for medical bills?

Arthur Calderon
PREMIUM
Arthur Calderon
answered on Apr 20, 2020

The employer could be, depending on the circumstances. I would highly encourage you to reach out to a workers compensation attorney sooner rather than later, so that you can go over the details of your potential case.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Family Law, Workers' Compensation and Banking for Mississippi on
Q: I got fired from a bank because I did steal but put back the money. Been trying to get in touch with a ceo and nothing

I use to work at community bank. I’m pregnant and no one would hire me. What do I do?

Arthur Calderon
PREMIUM
Arthur Calderon
answered on Jan 1, 2020

You really need to consider reaching out to a criminal defense lawyer, as there will likely be criminal charges coming down the pipeline. Depending on the circumstances, you may be able to avoid jail time and having this go on you record. Feel free to reach out to any lawyer on here by clicking the... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Mississippi on
Q: I filed a workers comp claim on hearing loss, I had an independent Audiology hearing test and the findings were 31.3%

Binaural hearing loss, I'm 55yrs old and make about 1000 a week..Rough guess about what I should expect from workers comp. Never filed a claim before...Thanks

Arthur Calderon
PREMIUM
Arthur Calderon
answered on Nov 17, 2019

You should really consider reaching out to a lawyer sooner rather than later, as WC claims can be very tricky, and the chances of a more favorable recovery go up dramatically with a lawyer. The calculations are based on statute, but the ultimate determination as to a possible award hinges on... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Mississippi on
Q: I had disc replacement done on my neck, and now I have a hernia should worker comp be responsible for me having the surg

Surgery done. I have been out of work for my back and neck injury for 17 month, after my surgery I start having this cough and when they did the swallowing test they found out that I have an hiatal hernia, what I want to know is, should worker compensation paid for me to have the surgery done.... View More

Arthur Calderon
PREMIUM
Arthur Calderon
answered on Sep 14, 2019

There is a good chance that workers comp should be responsible for the surgery. I would highly encourage you to reach out to an attorney to discuss this matter further. Feel free to reach out to any attorney on here by clicking the contact information next to their name. Most lawyers, including... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Mississippi on
Q: Permanent partial loss- knee injury. What would be proportionate ?deaf worker

Knee injury with surgery 9-11-18. Finishing therapy, last 2 weeks of work re-conditioning. scheduling functional capacity exam. : Dr.says may have permanent restrictions. I am already deaf, 62 years old. How would a partial permanent loss be calculated? Thank you

Arthur Calderon
PREMIUM
Arthur Calderon
answered on Feb 4, 2019

It would be formulaic, and depends on other factors. You may want to consider reaching out to an attorney for assistance.

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Mississippi on
Q: If worker comp doctor refers me to pt who release me doctor or physical therapist
Baskin Lowber Jones
Baskin Lowber Jones
answered on Sep 26, 2018

You should try to follow up with your physician. This might be a situation where you seek legal counsel from a Workers Compensation attorney.

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation for Mississippi on
Q: I live in MS and just had 2/3 of my index finger amputated because of a workplace injury. What am I entitled to?

The injury was on my dominant hand.

Arthur Calderon
PREMIUM
Arthur Calderon
answered on Sep 12, 2018

It sounds like you are definitely entitled to worker's compensation. My recommendation would be to get in touch with an attorney ASAP so that you do not miss out on benefits. Feel free to reach out to any attorney on here, as most of us offer free consultations.

View More Answers

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Mississippi on
Q: Is there a law that limits the compensation a person receives for a burn to there face of 5000?

I was burned a little over a year ago to my right hand and my forehead. I am being offered 1500 as compensation for the injury I received as well as being told that there is a limit of 5000 and that is for the most serious of injuries.

Arthur Calderon
PREMIUM
Arthur Calderon
answered on Jun 17, 2018

That doesn't necessarily sound right... My recommendation would be to contact a WC attorney sooner rather than later, as you may be entitled to significantly more damages, depending on the circumstances (the facts surrounding the injury, the amount in medicals, etc.). Feel free to reach out to... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Mississippi on
Q: I have a workers comp case had surgery once now 5 mths later need surgery again but a shot given to me damaged my eyes

My workers comp case is a torn rotor cuff 5mths later need surgery again it’s still torn and extremely inflamed so the Doc gave me a shot that could effect someone with diabetes and I told him I have diabetes he gave me the shot and for three days I was in the danger zone with my blood sugar... View More

Arthur Calderon
PREMIUM
Arthur Calderon
answered on Mar 27, 2018

There is a possibility that you can recover, given that your current limitation was incurred during the course of treatment for your underlying injury. My recommendation would be to contact an attorney with worker's comp experience, so that he can gather additional facts regarding the nature... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Workers' Compensation for Mississippi on
Q: Settlement offer to low.

My husband agreed to a lump sum settlement of $50,000. ( we have no attorney) today at the works comp. Hearing with the Ms WC commission they put his case on hold. Later he received a call from WC commission saying the offer is way low and they see close to $117,000 and suggested we hire an... View More

Arthur Calderon
PREMIUM
Arthur Calderon
answered on Feb 11, 2018

It depends on the facts of your case, such as the type of injury that your husband has. Your best bet would be to contact a worker's compensation attorney, who could then advise you as to the appropriate course of action.

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Mississippi on
Q: I have been waiting they said I have to wait 30days til the company I worked for get a lawyer it's day 27 why want they

Go ahead and pay me

Arthur Calderon
PREMIUM
Arthur Calderon
answered on Feb 11, 2018

There are not enough facts to really answer this question. Your best bet would be to contact a worker's comp attorney who can guide you in the right direction.

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Mississippi on
Q: the doctor work sent me to said my injury is not work related. i know it is, can i get a second opinion?
Arthur Calderon
PREMIUM
Arthur Calderon
answered on Feb 11, 2018

You should be able to get a second opinion from a person not associated with your employer or their insurance company. You should contact an attorney, who can help set you up with a second doctor.

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Mississippi on
Q: Dr gave me a permanent partial disability rating of 10% to the right lower extremity

Wkmans comp is offering 10% of my weekly compensation for 175 weeks is this offer the correct amount ? I live in ms

Baskin Lowber Jones
Baskin Lowber Jones
answered on Feb 2, 2018

Most offers will also need to include future medical expenses you will incur as a result of the injury. This will usually be in the form of a discussion with your physician about follow up visits, medications or other things you may need in the future.

You may want to consult with a...
View More

Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.

The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.

Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.