Living in Jackson, Mississippi
Billed “The City with Soul,” Jackson, Mississippi is a place brimming with history, culture, and energy. From The Mississippi Blues Trail to the Mississippi Museum of Art and Mississippi Symphony Orchestra, there are so many arts and culture activities to engage with. If you’re looking for fantastic Southern cuisine, Jackson has a wide variety of local restaurants serving up both traditional and modern favorites.
In addition to all the opportunities for fun and enrichment, living in Jackson, Mississippi has many practical benefits. Listed in Forbes magazine as the third best “Bang for Your Buck” city among the 100 largest metro areas in the U.S., Jackson is known for its affordability and low cost of living. It’s a relatively safe city with a small-town feel and neighborly atmosphere.
While Jackson is a wonderful place to live and work, accidents happen, and when they do, Jackson’s citizens turn to Lunsford, Baskin & Priebe PLLC for legal help. Lunsford, Baskin & Priebe PLLC personal injury attorneys specialize in many types of cases and provide services for all Jackson residents. If you’ve been injured, find out how our legal team can help you.
Jackson Workers’ Compensation Lawyers
Mississippi companies with five or more employees are required to cover workers who suffer a workplace accident from the first day of their employment. Our Jackson office handles Mississippi workers’ compensation claims for construction workers, truck drivers, mechanics ironworkers, nurses, CNA’s, police officers, fire fighters, factory workers and almost all other laborers. We’ll appeal your denial to the Workers’ Compensation Commission or all the way to the Mississippi Supreme Court if that’s what it takes. We will make sure you are treated fairly and provided with the benefits you need and deserve.
Navigating the workers’ compensation system alone can be very frustrating. That’s why the lawyers at Lunsford, Baskin & Priebe PLLC are here to guide you every step of the way. Let our professional team take the burden off your shoulders and relieve the stress that comes with not knowing if your doctor and hospital bills will be paid, or whether you will be able to put food on the table while you are disabled. Our experienced workers’ compensation lawyers are here for you, and we can help.
Workers’ Compensation Injuries We Handle
Our dedicated workers’ compensation lawyers take on the full range of accidents and injuries that can occur on the job, including:
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Back, Neck & Spine Injuries: A fall from a ladder or scaffold, a slip in a liquid spill, or a trip over an obstruction in the workplace can cause a debilitating back, neck, or spine injury. Long-term lifting, carrying, bending, or other physical activities can also strain the back muscles over time until a serious injury develops, including lumbar injuries and cervical disc herniation. These injuries must be carefully diagnosed, and treatment options need to be carefully laid out and considered for the best result. We’ll work with you to make sure you’re getting the right kind of medical care and compensation for your injury.
Shoulder, Knee, and ankle Injuries: Shoulder, knee, and ankle injuries can occur in sudden, one-time work accidents as well as over time due to repetitive motion. Treatment for a torn rotator cuff, ACL, meniscus, or other shoulder and knee injury can range from days or weeks of rest to open surgeries or joint replacements. It’s vital to your recovery that your injury be properly diagnosed and appropriately treated. Don’t let your employer call it an old sports injury or degenerative condition — instead, get the help you need from an experienced team.
Fractures: Foot and ankle fractures can happen on the job in a variety of workplace accidents. We know how foot and ankle fractures and other broken bones can completely debilitate someone from working at their regular job. You may need to see a specialist, and complicated surgical repair may be necessary. Even if you are fit for a light-duty or restricted assignment while your fracture heals, you may still be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits, including medical bills and wage replacement.
Jackson Workers’ Compensation Claims Process
Workers’ compensation claims have many pitfalls and traps along the way that can result in your claim being denied or underpaid, or your benefits terminated early. It’s good to have an idea of the general process involved in filing a workers’ compensation claim. Generally, the steps proceed as follows:
- You notify your employer of the injury.
- Your employer files a claim with the Workers’ Compensation Commission in Jackson, no matter where you are in the state, and also notifies its workers’ comp carrier.
- You will either start to receive compensation for wages and medical bills, or your claim will be denied by the insurer. In this case, you need to file a claim with the Workers Compensation Commission to appeal.
- You’ll appeal to the court and participate in a hearing before an administrative law judge. From there, further appeals may be made if you’re dissatisfied with the result.
The further you go in the workers’ compensation process, the more technical and complicated the steps become, and the more critical it is to have an experienced workers’ comp lawyer representing you.
Jackson Personal Injury Lawyers
Our personal injury lawyers have experience handling a wide range of cases. Some of the specific areas we’ve supported clients with before include:
Car Accidents: When you or someone you love is injured in an auto accident caused by another party, you may have the right to pursue a claim for damages. In some cases, you may need to pursue a claim against a driver, a trucking company, or an automobile manufacturer. Pursuing a claim can be complicated, especially because Mississippi is a pure comparative state, but our experienced team will handle complex negotiations with insurance companies and fight for the maximum compensation possible.
Truck Accidents: Accidents involving large trucks and passenger vehicles usually result in serious injuries or even fatalities. In some situations, multiple factors contribute to the accident, and more than one party could be liable for your injuries. If you or a loved one was injured in an accident involving a truck, an experienced Mississippi truck accident lawyer can protect your interests.
Motorcycle Accidents: While motorcycles only account for a fraction of the overall motorists on the roads, they make up a significant portion of the state’s traffic-related fatalities. In many accidents, the motorcycle rider directly impacts the vehicle, resulting in catastrophic or life-changing injuries. If you or a loved one suffered injuries in a motorcycle accident, our Mississippi motorcycle accident lawyers can help.
Slip and Fall Accidents: Slip and fall accidents are caused by slipping, stumbling, or tripping and then falling. They can result in serious injuries, especially if you are older. You might have a legal claim against the property owner or business for your injuries if they were negligent in some situations. If you suffered a slip and fall on someone else’s property, a lawyer can let you know whether you have a valid premises liability case.
Medical Malpractice: Medical mistakes can happen. Some of these mistakes rise to the level of medical malpractice. Medical malpractice is any behavior or action by a trained medical professional that is a departure from the accepted standards of practice that result in injury for the patient. If you are the victim of medical malpractice, you have the legal right to pursue a claim for your damages.
Wrongful Death: A family member’s unexpected death is a horrible tragedy, which is made worse when someone else’s negligence causes their death. While no amount of compensation will bring back your loved one, this compensation can help pay off death-related expenses and help your family work through your unexpected financial hardships. Our team will provide compassionate yet aggressive representation to get your family the justice you deserve.
How a Mississippi Personal Injury Attorney Can Help
If you or a loved one were injured due to someone else’s negligence, you might have the right to pursue a claim against the at-fault party. But, on top of the stress of sudden medical bills and lost time from work, navigating a complex claims system can be exhausting. When you hire a Mississippi personal injury attorney, you don’t have to deal with everything on your own.
Our main job is protecting your rights and ensuring you get the full compensation you deserve. We manage all communication with insurance companies and their attorneys. We will conduct our independent investigation and gather all the necessary evidence. If we need to file claims with multiple entities or parties, we will make sure everyone responsible is on notice.
Before an insurance company pays out on a claim, they need all your medical records, billings, employment records documenting your lost wages, etc. We will negotiate with the other party and fight for the maximum compensation possible. If your case doesn’t resolve through negotiations, we will file a lawsuit on your behalf. If your case goes to trial, we have the experience and resources to represent you throughout the entire litigation process.
How Do I Know if I Have a Case?
It’s natural to be unsure about whether or not you have a case. If you’re uncertain, we encourage you to contact us for an initial consultation about your situation.
One of our lawyers will meet with you to discuss details, sort through the legal matters, and present you with your options. If you decide to move forward with the case, your lawyer will help with all of the various legwork necessary, including conducting interviews, communicating with involved parties and companies, handling paperwork, locating documents, and representing you in court if needed.
What Kind of Compensation Could I Recover?
Contact us for a consultation to get an idea of your potential damages. It’s hard to say exactly what kind of compensation you could receive without knowing your specific situation. But one thing is for sure: You have the right to pursue compensation for many types of damages in Mississippi, depending on the type of case and the circumstances.
Check with an attorney to see if you could receive compensation for:
- Past and future medical bills
- Past and future lost wages
- Pain and suffering
Nearest Emergency Services and Local Contact Information for Jackson, Mississippi
Jackson Police Department – (601) 960-1217
Jackson Fire Department – (601) 960-1392
Dedicated, Professional Legal Help with Mississippi Workers’ Compensation & Personal Injury Matters.
Knowing what the law requires is one thing; standing up to the insurance carrier when they deny your claim or cut off your benefits prematurely is another. When you hire our firm to represent you, we will protect your rights and fight for the maximum compensation possible. We will conduct an independent investigation and gather all evidence. We will make sure all responsible parties are on notice and speak with witnesses. Most importantly, we will handle all negotiations with insurance companies and involved parties, one of the most stressful aspects of filing a claim.
Our professional, dedicated team has years of experience practicing exclusively in the area of workers’ compensation law. For help with a Mississippi workers’ compensation claim, call the Jackson workers’ compensation lawyers at Lunsford, Baskin & Priebe PLLC in Jackson for a free consultation at 601-983-2667.