I got hurt at work but it was my fault – do I have a claim?
Short answer – Probably, but you should consult with an attorney.
As a general rule, Mississippi’s Workers’ Compensation laws are a “no fault” system, which means that regardless of whose fault an injury is, if you are hurt while in the course and scope of your employment you are entitled to benefits. There are several specific instances that will look at whose “fault” the injury was; for example, horseplay or fighting with a non-coworker about something non-work related, but those instances are few and far between. What you need to remember is generally if you get hurt at work – no matter whose fault it is – then you are likely entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. The only way to know for sure is to contact a Mississippi Workers’ compensation attorney who is knowledgeable about the specific workers’ compensation laws that apply to you.
If you or a loved one has been injured at work regardless of whose fault it is, contact the attorneys at Chhabra & Gibbs, P.A. today. There is no fee to discuss your case and we always have attorneys available to speak with you. Contact us today by phone at 601-948-8005 or by live chat on our website at https://cglawms.com.