Biloxi Workers’ Compensation Attorneys
Fighting for the Rights of Workers Along the MS Gulf Coast
When you become injured in a work-related accident, whether on a construction site or in an office, you may expect your employer to be sympathetic and give you the workers’ comp benefits you deserve. However, this isn’t always the case. Many employers and their insurance companies are looking to make a profit and will do what they can to avoid having to pay their employees, despite the fact that most states require employers to have workers’ compensation insurance.
If your accident occurred on the job and was caused by negligence, our Biloxi workers’ compensation lawyers are available to fight for your rights to compensation. Our team at Davis & Davis, PLLC isn’t afraid to go up against large companies to secure what’s rightfully yours.
On This Page:
- Am I Eligible for Workers' Compensation?
- What Damages Can I Recover?
- Common Types of Work Injuries
- Should I Hire a Workers' Comp Lawyer?
- How Long Do I Have to Report My Injury?
- Communicating With Adjusters and Case Managers
Contact our team of workers' compensation attorneys in Biloxi online or by phone at (228) 231-9717 for fierce representation backed by more than 20 years of experience as a law firm. Consultations are free.
Am I Eligible for Workers’ Compensation?
If you have sustained an injury through the course of your job, then there is a good chance you are eligible for worker’s compensation. According to Mississippi’s worker’s compensation laws all businesses with five or more employees are required to provide workers’ compensation benefits. While not legally required, many businesses with less than five employees still opt to provide workers comp benefits for their employees. Independent contractors can be an exception to this rule, however they are covered by special protection in most worker’s compensation insurance coverage plans.
Damages We Can Help You Recover
Employers regularly leverage the current job market against employees’ feelings of job security. But if you have been injured at work – and your employer could have done something about it – you can fairly expect to be compensated for your loss of wage-earning capacity. Our law firm has helped countless clients recover damages including:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Psychiatric or psychological care
- Mileage reimbursement
- Emotional trauma
- Wrongful death
Helping Clients Receive Fair Consideration for Injuries
Not all workplace injuries are considered “job related”, and insurance companies have their own self-interested definitions. But with our experienced help and aggressive representation, you can level the playing field when it comes to being fairly compensated, following an on-the-job accident. We have more than 55 combined years of experience representing clients who have received the following injuries while working:
- Repetitive motion Injuries
- Machinery injuries
- Repetitive stress injuries
- Chemical exposures
- Back and neck injuries
- Slip and falls
Should I Hire an Attorney for My Workers Compensation Claim?
Hiring a Biloxi workers’ comp attorney to help you with your workers’ compensation claim can help you in many ways, particularly if:
- Your claim has already been denied
- You have a preexisting condition
- You have an upcoming workers’ compensation hearing
- Your permanent disability rating is challenged
- You’re are already receiving other government benefits
An experienced Biloxi workers’ comp lawyer from our firm can help walk you through the often complex legal process and help you every step of the way, so you can get the benefits you need to recover well.
How Long Do You Have to Report An Injury At Work?
When it comes to workplace injuries, it’s extremely important that you notify your employer as soon as possible following your accident. The sooner you notify your employer, the sooner they can file the workers’ compensation claim on your behalf and you can get compensation to help aid in your recovery. At the very latest, you should notify your employer of your injuries no later than 30 days after the incident.
If you wait longer than 30 days to notify your employer, you may no longer be eligible to receive compensation for your injuries.
Allow Us to Communicate with Adjusters & Case Managers
You know your insurance company is in business for itself and ultimately, not your well-being, which is why you should be aware that insurance adjusters may use a variety of tactics to avoid paying you all or any of what you deserve for your workplace injuries. You’re going to need an experienced and aggressive law firm on your side to go up against the big business insurance company. Davis & Davis, PLLC stands ready to fight on your behalf to get you the compensation you rightly deserve.
If you have been receiving medical care for a work-related injury, you have probably been in touch with a “nurse case manager” who helps you to schedule doctor’s appointments, and sometimes accompanies you during medical evaluations. Has he or she tried to influence the care your doctor is giving you? Like the insurance adjuster handling your claim, the nurse case manager is, in fact, being paid by the insurance company.
Their purpose is to send you back to work with as few restrictions as possible. The completeness of your recovery is not his or her true concern and may possibly lead to you to suffer from more severe health problems. That’s why it’s important to get the treatment you need to fully recover. Don’t let a nurse case manager get involved in what your doctor thinks best for you. Our team of professional workers' compensation lawyers in Biloxi can look out for your well-being and hold insurance companies and employers responsible.
Call us for comprehensive services at (228) 231-9717. Our Gulf Coast workers’ compensation attorneys are available to meet with you at home or in the hospital to aid in your recovery process after a work-related accident. Consultations are free!