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In the state of Mississippi, workers' compensation is compulsory. Workers' compensation is a program under which it is the employer's responsibility to provide medical and disability benefits to the employee or employee's family due to a job-related injury, including death.

Workers' compensation is a type of insurance that accommodates employees who need compensation for medical care due to an injury during the course of work in exchange for the employee's right to sue their employer for negligence. Plans vary according to jurisdictions, though they can be made for weekly payments instead of wages as a type of disability insurance. Other plans provide for compensation for past and future economic losses, the payment or reimbursement of the medical expenses as a type of health insurance, and benefits payable to the dependents of workers who were killed. That serves as a type of life insurance. Not included in worker compensation plans are punitive damages for employer negligence and general damages for pain and suffering.

In the state of Mississippi, employers with fewer than five workers are not required to secure workers' compensation insurance coverage for their employees. By Mississippi law, agricultural employers are not required to secure workers' compensation for their workers. Domestic servants may be covered in the state of Mississippi, but it is not required.

Workers' compensation is compulsory in Mississippi, and waivers are not permitted. The amount of numerical exceptions that can be made is 5. The employee gets to make the initial choice of their physician, and the waiting period for compensation benefits after an injury is five days. Compensation is retroactive if the disability continues fourteen days from the date of the injury.

In the state of Mississippi, there are no monetary or time limits regarding medical benefits for those who are entitled to workers' compensation. Initially, the employee can decide on what physician to see.

In the state of Mississippi, payments for temporary total disability (TTD), permanent total disability (PTD), and permanent partial disability (PPD) are available to employees who are eligible for worker's compensation. TTD, PTD, and PPD payments are based upon a percentage of the employee's wages. However, payments must not exceed the weekly maximum, nor be below the weekly minimum, that is set by Mississippi Worker's Compensation Act. Payments for TTD, PTD, and PPD benefits can last up to 450 weeks.

An employee who suffers a deformity of the face or head resulting from a job-related injury is typically covered by worker's compensation in the state of Mississippi. Physical rehabilitation is typically covered as well, since it is considered a medical expense under the Mississippi Workers' Compensation Act. At times, vocational rehabilitation benefits as well as occupational hearing loss benefits are given to an injured employee who is eligible for worker's compensation.

If an employee dies as a result of his or her injuries that occurred on the job, his or her spouse or his or her spouse and children are allowed to receive death benefits. Death benefits given to the spouse and children are a percentage of the employee's past earnings. In the state of Mississippi, death benefits must total at least the minimum amount, regardless of the employee's past earnings. Funeral expenses are covered by the Mississippi Worker's Compensation Act.

In the state of Mississippi, attorney's fees vary, depending on whether the case was decided by the Mississippi Workers' Compensation Commission or in a court proceeding. Typically, attorney's fees are limited to 25 percent on workers' compensation cases settled by the Mississippi Worker's Compensation Commission.

It's important to be comfortable with the workers' compensation attorney you choose, as they can alleviate a lot of the stress that is associated with an injury and finances. While you focus on your recovery, they focus on getting you the fair amount of compensation you are owed.


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