Compensation For Injured Employees

Workers' compensation is designed to protect both employees and employers in case of injuries on the job. An injured worker has the reassurance that he or she will receive money needed to pay for medical care and replace at least some lost income due to an inability to work and earn as before. An employer, on the other hand, does not have to fear crippling legal costs through litigation after a workplace injury such as:

  • A broken bone
  • A spine injury
  • A traumatic brain injury
  • A burn injury caused by an explosion or chemical exposure
  • A back, neck or shoulder injury
  • An amputation

The injured person does not have to prove that an employer was negligent to receive workers' compensation benefits. However, an evaluation of the circumstances of an injury may indicate that a third party (not the employer) was negligent. In that case, the injured worker may also file a third-party liability claim as a personal injury claim.

When Obstacles Come Up In The Workers' Comp Claim Process

Workers' compensation cases sometimes become complex and involve controversies such as:

  • Whether an injury was actually work-related
  • Which doctors the injured person should be allowed to see
  • When he or she is ready to go back to work
  • How much he or she should receive to compensate for a:
    • Permanent partial disability
    • Permanent total disability

Legal Remedies For Problematic Cases

Our workers' compensation attorneys help client obtain maximum benefits and other compensation for as long as possible through a variety of legal maneuvers such as:

  • Benefit claims
  • Appeals
  • Third-party liability claims
  • Mediation

If Haug, Farrar & Franco, PLLC, represents you after an on-the-job injury, we will help you pursue the path most likely to lead to maximum benefits for you. Our pay will be a percentage of a settlement or back benefits, so you will not have to worry about how many hours we spend developing an effective case on your behalf.

If Your Case Becomes Difficult To Resolve

Workers' compensation cases sometimes take several years to reach a conclusion. If we believe your case has merit, we will encourage you to take it as far as it needs to go, perhaps to the:

  • Mississippi Workers' Compensation Commission
  • Mississippi Supreme Court
  • Mississippi Court of Appeals

For Advice And Advocacy With No Attorney's Fees Due Up Front

Call us at 228-447-3768 or email us if you sustained a serious work injury. Our workers' comp lawyers represent injured workers across the Mississippi Gulf Coast, including Gulfport, Biloxi, Ocean Springs and Pascagoula. In addition to other types of on-the-job injury cases, we handle longshoreman workers' compensation claims on behalf of injured shipyard workers.