Jackson Workers Compensation Lawyer


About Your Workers Comp Attorneys in Jackson

The compensation lawyers from Richard Schwartz & Associates understands the challenges that employees and their families face when a disability or death occurs as a result of job-related injuries. They work hard to make sure that the victims of those workplace accidents qualify for:

  • Payment of certain medical benefits
  • Payment of wage loss benefits
  • Payment of death benefits to the surviving spouse and certain dependents


Selecting the Right Workmans Comp Lawyers

Jackson Workers Compensation Lawyer

A work injury lawyer from Richard Schwartz & Associates is always knowledgeable in workmans comp laws and has extensive experience in fighting for the benefits that employees and their families are entitled to. By law in Jackson, 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, but when benefits from either program are withheld, you may need the assistance of a Social Security Disability Lawyer.


Some people do not quite understand the difference between Workers Compensation and Social Security. Our lawyers have simplified this, by providing a short summary of both:


Workers Compensation: A work 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.


About Your Workers Comp Attorneys in Jackson

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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.


Compensation and Disability Law

Not everyone is familiar with Mississippi’s Workers Compensation and Disability Laws. This is why it is important to contact a workers compensation and disability law lawyer, who can clarify such laws, which can too often be complicated and confusing. The attorneys at Richard Schwartz & Associates, P.A. can help you understand work comp law which is divided into two different programs:

  1. The Social Security Disability Insurance Program
  2. The Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program


We Understand Workers Comp and Disability Law

workers compensation disabilityOur law firm in Jackson can help clarify the technicalities that often come with workmans compensation and disability law. When dealing with this type of law, you will need the help of a lawyer who is specialized in workers compensation laws in the area. Our Jackson workers comp attorneys at Richard Schwartz & Associates will be able 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, and we can guide you through each step as your case progresses.

According to Workers Compensation Laws in this state, you may qualify for work comp benefits in Jackson if:

  • -Your spouse is 62 years or older.
  • – Your spouse, at any age, is caring for your child who is younger than 16 years old or is disabled.
  • – Your unmarried child, age 18 and older, has a disability that began before the age of 22. 

In some situations, a divorced spouse may qualify for workers comp benefits based on your earnings, whether they were married to you for at least 10 years, are not currently married to you and are at least 62 years old. The money paid to a divorced spouse does not reduce your benefits.

For more information, contact Richard Schwartz & Associates, P.A. at 1-888-998-9589 or fill out our FREE online case evaluation form today in order for us to get you the money that you deserve.