Mississippi Workers' Compensation Law Update

Mississippi Workers Compensation Law Update

A recent Mississippi Court of Appeals decision found that Mississippi workers who are injured on the job can still receive disability benefits even if their employer returns them to work at preinjury wage levels. Often employers will implement what is commonly referred to as sheltered employment. I.e. your employer may place you back at work at the same wage level doing some menial task that fits your restrictions. Later you may be laid off and the employer then claims that because you were placed at the same wage level post injury, you had no loss of wage earning capacity. Meanwhile the worker, due to the injury, often can't find wages at pre injury levels after being laid off. Don't fall victim to this trap. We know the law and will shut down this insurance tactic down. If you were injured at work give us a call at (228) 872-8752 to speak with a Mississippi workers comp lawyer. We handle workers' compensation claims throughout Mississippi, including but not limited to the Pascagoula, Biloxi, Gulfport & Bay St. Louis areas, from our main law office in Ocean Springs.