i was injured on the job by picking up alum. bars by hand and suffered a pinched nerve in my left and right elbow , i was told to pick the bars up by hand instead of using the crain by the floor supervisor. whats the maximum amount of workers compensation and pain and suffering i can collect?
I meant that as two seperate questions. Whats the maximum amount I can get for pain and suffering from my injury? And how much can I get for workers compensation for missed time at work?
There is no pain and suffering component in a workers' compensation award.
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Zero would be both the maximum and the minimum, as no pain & suffering for a workers compensation claim, but you can retain a local wc lawyer to help you apply for wc benefits.
Personal Injury Lawyer
All the previous answers are correct. There is no pain and suffering allowed under the Mississippi Worker's Compensation statutes. There is monies for medical care, lost wages and loss of earning potential. Please seek counsel
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Workers' Compensation Lawyer
Workers compensation schemes under State laws do not contain the right to recover for pain and suffering. This was a compromise between labor and industry so that worker's would not have to prove negligence against an employer to recover medical and indemnity benefits, among other things.
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