This is Jonathan Franco and I wanted to talk to you a little bit about workers compensation and specifically injuries that happen in other states. So, you are an injured worker. You are injured in the state of Texas and you’re wondering if you have a Mississippi workers compensation claim.
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.
Often times workers who are injured on the job hesitate or do not file a workers comp claim because they are worried that they will be fired or retaliated against by their employer. First, it is completely free and confidential to call our firm about a workers comp injury.