A sudden injury can have a major impact on a person's life. Individuals in Mississippi and elsewhere do not expect to suffer a debilitating injury let alone be involved in a serious accident. Thus, it can be confusing and overwhelming when one attempts to navigate their options and what can be done to offset the financial issues caused by a disabling injury.
You may know that workers' compensation is a type of insurance employers carry that helps their employees cover expenses if they are hurt on the job. What you may not know is that virtually all employers are required to carry workers' compensation. This includes employers that are not generally considered "hazardous", like those that run out of offices.
While individuals may have different work schedules, it is typical for residents in Mississippi to attend work five days a week. Going to work becomes routine, and for some workers, they do not think about the dangers and hazards that they may face during the workday. One does not need to work is a dangerous industry, such as construction, to worry about a workplace injury. Whether one is working at a desk or at great heights, the risk of an injury on-the-job exists for all workers.