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MISSISSIPPI WORKERS' COMPENSATION ATTORNEY - DAVID LEE BREWER
Updated: Jan 1
Attorney David Lee Brewer is dedicated to helping those who were injured on the job or the loved ones of those who have lost their lives while acting in the course and scope of their employment. If you have a workers' compensation claim, there is a specific limit of time in which to assert the claim. Call David Lee Brewer now - 601-348-9212.
What Is Workers' Compensation, or Workman's Comp? Workers compensation settlement claims and benefits information. - Updated By Bethany K. Laurence, Attorney
Workers' compensation is a system that exists in all states to protect workers who become hurt on the job or contract an illness as a result of their job. Fundamentally, the system works like this: when a worker becomes injured, rather than sue their employer, they can file a claim for compensation for the employer's workers' comp insurance company. The workers' compensation program used to be known as "workman's comp."
Workers' comp is a no-fault benefit system designed to help workers who have become injured or sick due to their work conditions or environment. Unfortunately, it is also a system whose outcomes are often unfair to sick and injured workers. Because the system is complicated, to win a workers' comp claim, a worker should learn about the workers' compensation system in their state and consider hiring a workers' compensation attorney or lawyer to handle a claim, if they can find one.
Benefits provided by the workers' comp system normally include medical care and payment of a certain percentage of a worker's wages, in exchange for the employee's not being able to sue the employer (except in cases involving extreme negligence).
To be eligible for workers' compensation benefits, there are two basic requirements:
You must be an employee of a company that has (or was supposed to have) workers’ comp insurance.
You must have been injured at work or as a result of job-related duties.
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