Mississippi Workers' Compensation Attorneys
Get the Right Representation Behind Your Case
The Mississippi workers' compensation lawyers at Richard Schwartz & Associates, P.A. understand the challenges that employees and their families face when a disability or death occurs as a result of job-related injuries.
We work hard to make sure victims of workplace accidents qualify for:
Payment of certain medical benefits
Payment of lost wages
Payment of death benefits to the surviving spouse and certain dependents
Ready to discuss your case? We are ready to listen. Call (601) 869-0696.
Understanding Workers' Comp in Mississippi
By law in Mississippi, all employers with five or more employees are required to buy insurance or self-insure to cover injuries that occur on the job. Additionally, the federal Social Security Administration provides for certain benefits in the case of injury or death. When benefits from either program are withheld, you may need the assistance of a Social Security Disability lawyer.
What’s the Difference Between Workers’ Compensation & Social Security?
Workers Compensation: A workers' comp lawyer represents you against a self-insured employer (or its insurance company) to get medical and wage benefits for your injuries incurred on the job. These benefits usually have a five-day waiting period.
Social Security: If you have a long-term impairment that prevents you from finding gainful employment, a disability attorney can help you receive benefits to cover your expenses. The injuries can be incurred anywhere, on the job or off. These benefits normally have a five-month waiting period.
Without fair compensation, an injured worker and their family can struggle financially. This can happen when an insurance company for the employer shows bad faith or refuses to compensate valid claims. The insurer may question the nature and extent of injuries or infer the injuries were incurred off the work site. You pay into the Social Security program with a deduction on your paycheck and when you’ve been hurt, you should be entitled to that money as well.
We Know Workers Comp & Disability Law
Not everyone is familiar with Mississippi’s workers' compensation and disability laws, which is why it is important to contact a workers' compensation and disability lawyer who can clarify such laws.
The attorneys at Richard Schwartz & Associates, P.A. can help you understand workers’ compensation law, which is divided into two different programs:
- The Social Security Disability Insurance Program
- The Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program
Our law firm can help clarify the technicalities that often come with workers' compensation and disability laws. The Jackson-based Mississippi workers' compensation attorneys at Richard Schwartz & Associates, P.A. are here to help you fill out the necessary paperwork and make the best legal decision possible by eliminating the stress associated with such cases. You can always turn to us with questions you may have about your work comp case – we are ready to guide you through each step as your case progresses.
For more information, contact us at (601) 869-0696. Our work injury lawyers in Jackson, MS are ready to help.