Video Transcript:If you’ve been involved in a worker’s comp accident and you’ve been given a rating you might be wondering, “what’s next?” Typically how this works is as follows: once you’ve reached what we call maximum medical improvement your doctor will actually assign you a rating.
Many workers in Mississippi suffer shoulder injuries in the course and scope of their employment. Typical shoulder injuries include rotator cuff damage and bursitis of the shoulder. Rotary cuff repair surgery is a common surgery in workers’ compensation cases. Our Mississippi personal injury lawyers are often asked to help workers’ compensation claimants that have shoulder injuries.
Video Transcript: This is Jonathan Franco at Haug, Farrar & Franco and I wanted to talk about peer review within workers compensation. You often have clients that are ordered by a doctor to get a certain type of medical treatment for example a surgery or an injection to a certain part of their body to relieve pain.
On Tuesday April 10, 2018, the lawyers at Haug & Farrar resolved a workers comp claim for six figures after a mediation. A mediation in a workers comp case is where the injured worker, his/her lawyer, the employer/insurance company’s lawyer, an adjuster for the insurance company, and a mediator sit down in one office for a number of hours and attempt to resolve an entire dispute and reach a settlement.
Several factors will determine the value of your Mississippi Workers’ Compensation Injury. This article will cover “scheduled member injuries”. Scheduled member injuries in Mississippi Workers’ Compensation include hands, feet, legs, arms, and other body parts excluding back and neck injuries. The reason these injuries are referred to as “scheduled member injuries” is because there is a “schedule” for each of these body parts that gives a total amount of weeks of compensation per body part.