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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.... Read more »

Arthur Calderon
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... Read more »

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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
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
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.

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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
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 any... Read more »

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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... Read more »

Arthur Calderon
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 of... Read 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... Read more »

Arthur Calderon
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
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
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...
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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

Baskin Lowber Jones
Baskin Lowber Jones answered on Dec 14, 2017

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... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Insurance Defense, Car Accidents and Workers' Compensation for Mississippi on
Q: I was in a bad wreck while on divery for pizza inn they post to have auto insurance on me but didn't so are they liable
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Sep 1, 2017

You want to check with a member of the Miss. Trial Lawyers Assn/Assn for Justice who handles comp--they give free consultations.

You would have a claim but it's not the type of claim that's going to give you relief, now.

So get the consult because your type of situation will be...
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Q: I Was Injured On A Job And Received A Workman's Comp Settlement. Now That I Am Receiving Social Security They Say I Owe.

Why Do I Owe Social Security For receiving A Workman's Comp Settlement When At The Time Of The Injury Iwas Only Getting V.A. Benefits And Nothing Else?

Jerry Lutkenhaus
Jerry Lutkenhaus answered on May 28, 2012

I practice WC law in Virginia so this is general information and not legal advice. If the WC settlement overlaps with the period of time you are receiving SS benefits, then the SS benefits are subject to reduction. In a WC settlement one can avoid this overlap by pro-rating the lump sum settlement... Read more »

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