Wheeler & Franks Law Firm, PC has an extensive background in fighting for employees who have been injured on the job. Over the years, we have obtained substantial worker’s compensation settlements for workers injured during their employment.
If you are a worker who has been injured on the job, you should immediately notify your employer or workplace supervisor about your injury, and then call the office of Wheeler & Franks.
An injured worker is entitled to two types of benefits under worker’s compensation insurance in Mississippi:
1.) Medical benefits cover all medical expenses related to a workplace injury.
2.) Wage benefits replace a worker’s lost wages up to two-thirds of the employee's weekly wages for the amount of time that the insurance covers. Wage benefits must be paid to the employee every 14 days by the employer.
Slip and fall accidents are considered “premises liability” cases. These cases arise when a property owner or custodian is negligent in maintaining, repairing or any upkeep for the property in question. Mississippi requires the landowner to maintain his or her property so that it does not present an unreasonable risk of harm to any visitors. Premises liability laws apply to both business owners and homeowners.
If you slip, trip, fall and are injured, Wheeler & Franks Law Firm, PC has extensive experience in fighting to protect the rights of individuals who are injured through the negligence of others.
If you have recently lost a loved one due to the negligence or wrongful actions of another party, we may be able to help you determine the legal recourse that you or your family members may have. In Mississippi, the statute of limitations for filing a wrongful death claim is one to three years after the death in question. Wrongful death claims can arise from a variety of situations, including but not limited to death due to defective drugs, defective products, medical malpractice, or various accidents and injuries. Wrongful death beneficiaries may be entitled to compensation to expenses related to the death of a loved one, such as medical expenses, funeral expenses, and the decedent's pain and suffering prior to death. They may also be compensated, as family members, for loss of companionship, financial support, parental support, mental and emotional distress, and lost wages.
If you believe a family member was the victim of wrongful death, please contact our office for a FREE consultation.
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"How do I find out whether malpractice occured?"
"How much time do I have to investigate a medical error?"
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Medical Malpractice occurs when a patient is injured by a doctor or other healthcare professional who deviated from the standard of care and failed to perform his or her medical duties. A patient must show that the doctor’s negligence caused the injury and led to specific damages.
If you have been injured due to the negligence of a doctor or other healthcare provider, please call us for a free initial consultation.