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.
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.
Big Rig truck drivers are now required to log their hours electronically. We represent people severely injured in car accidents involving semi-trailer trucks and have seen the damage a tired truck driver behind the wheel of a 40 ton vehicle can cause in a wreck.
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.
Make sure your Mississippi workers’ compensation lawyer is getting every last dime for your future medical treatment. Just last week an insurance company on one of our workers’ comp settlements refused to include the cost of steroid injections for ongoing shoulder pain after shoulder surgery.