What Workers’ Compensation Can Do For You
If you have received an injury at a workplace in Mississippi, you might be wondering just what workers’ compensation can do for you. Some injured workers are unsure whether to apply for benefits.
It can be difficult to make sense of everything when it comes to workers’ compensation law. This is why we at The King Law Firm, PLLC, want to help clarify some of the basic points for you.
How Workers’ Compensation Works For You
Workers’ compensation benefits consist of two main categories:
- Medical benefits: Injured workers can be compensated for doctor and hospital visits, nursing services, medication and physical therapy, among other health care costs. Your employer’s insurer, or the employer directly, will cover these payments.
- Wage loss benefits: These benefits pay up to two-third of your average weekly wages. These benefits are subject to a weekly cap. Benefits may be paid for a maximum of 450 weeks. In circumstances where an injury results in a permanent disability, you may be eligible for additional benefits.
What Our Lawyer Can Do For You
While a workers’ compensation claim can sometimes go smoothly, that does not always happen. Things can get complicated, and we know how to fight back to get you the best results possible for your injury. Whether you are working on your initial application or appealing a denial, we’re here to be your strongest advocate.