Workplace Accident Injury Attorneys Serving Mississippi and Arkansas
After a workplace injury, it is normal to feel confused and overwhelmed. You may be wondering what steps to take and who to turn to next. Regardless of what occurred and the circumstances of the incident, your workplace is accountable for your injuries. Your employer is responsible for maintaining safe and healthy working conditions. When they fail to do so, you should turn to the Greenville workplace accident lawyers at Harris Law Firm, PLLC.
Injured Workers Must Take Immediate Action
It is important to consider that you have a short time frame in which you can take legal action against the responsible party. That’s why we are here to help you get started right away. State govern workplace accident claims:
- Mississippi Workplace Injuries: If injured on the job in the state of Mississippi, the Mississippi Workers’ Compensation Commission (MWCC) requires you to report your injuries to your employer within 30 days. You also must file your workers’ compensation claim within two years of the date of the accident.
- Arkansas Workplace Injuries: If the injury happened on the job in the state of Arkansas, the Arkansas Workers’ Compensation Commission (AWCC) requires you to report your accident to your supervisor immediately. In some cases, Arkansas only gives an injured employee one year to file a claim.
Ultimately, the best thing you can do to protect your legal rights is to take immediate action. Your Greenville workplace accident lawyer will be able to ensure that you meet all deadlines. They will also ensure the proper handling of your claim. You should not have to go through this difficult time alone. Fighting for your best interest and arguing with the insurance company is exhausting. It is truly in your best interest to hire an attorney who will support you throughout the steps of the personal injury process.
Workplace Accident Cases that We Handle
Our top-rated attorneys have experience handling different types of on-the-job accidents. The simple fact is that a serious injury can happen in any type of workplace. You do not have to work at a ‘dangerous’ occupation to be severely injured on the job. We can offer you representation for a number of different workplace accidents, including:
- Workplace slip and fall accidents;
- Work-related motor vehicle accidents;
- Repetitive stress injuries (RSIs);
- Injuries related to toxic chemicals or fumes;
- Construction accidents;
- Exposure to dangerously loud noise;
- Industrial accidents;
- Warehouse accidents; and
- Factory accidents.
Workers’ Compensation Claims in Mississippi and Arkansas
In Mississippi and Arkansas, a workers’ compensation claim is an injured employee’s exclusive remedy against their employer. In other words, you need to file a workers’ compensation claim to get the compensation that you deserve.
There are both upsides and downsides to this type of system. There is a rigorous and complex claim system that you will need to go through. However, you don’t need to prove your employer at fault for your accident to recover financial compensation. Our experienced Greenville work injury lawyers can help you file a strong claim. We will help you get money for temporary or permanent disability (income replacement) and for coverage for your medical costs.
You Can Count on Our Competent Greenville Workplace Accident Attorneys
We are available 24/7 to take your call and can provide you with an appointment for a free case consultation at a time that works for you, including evenings and weekends. Our firm has more than 30 years of experience practicing personal injury law and in our time we have handled a wide range of workplace injury cases. With an extensive knowledge of insurance companies and employers and the way they operate, we are here to help.
Turn to a caring Mississippi personal injury attorney from our firm who is willing and ready to fight for you. We are proud to provide top-quality legal representation to injured workers in Greenville, Mississippi and throughout the surrounding communities, including in Arkansas. To set up your free initial consultation, reach out today.