As a hardworking employee in Northern Mississippi or Memphis, Tennessee, you expect to be treated with fairness and respect by your employers. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case when you become injured. You’re likely frustrated or confused by the negligence of your employer if they fail to deliver the compensation you deserve after an injury.
The Stroud Law Firm believes in the rights of employees and will stand by your side if your employer is denying your rights or compensation after an injury.
Typically, employers with more than five employees are required under Mississippi law to secure and provide workers’ compensation insurance to cover injuries sustained by an employee injured during the course and scope of his or her employment. Workers’ compensation laws also provide for the payment of compensation for an employee that becomes ill, temporarily or permanently disabled, or fatally injured due to circumstances surrounding his or her job. Although workers’ compensation laws vary from state to state, covered medical care generally includes medical, surgical, and hospital services, dental services, crutches, hearing aids, chiropractic treatment, physical therapy, nursing care, and prescribed medications.
Additional monetary compensation may be provided if an injured employee is temporarily unable to work for more than a certain number of calendar days set by state law, hospitalized as an in-patient, or becomes permanently disabled due to a job-related injury or illness. The right to receive medical treatment at the employer’s expense typically continues as long as treatment is reasonable and necessary to treat the injury.
If you or a loved one has suffered an on-the-job injury near Southaven, Mississippi, contact the experienced Southaven workers’ compensation attorneys at The Stroud Law Firm today. We will stand by you and fight for your rights as an employee.