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Videos, Guides, Industry Updates, and More
MWCEA provides a variety of videos, guides, links, and other resources to assist members of the community in locating information related to Mississippi Workers’ Compensation Law and Benefits.
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Complete Video Guide to FAQs
MWCEA has created a complete video guide that walks viewers through the Mississippi Workers’ Compensation process. Click the video on the left to view the entire guide (approx. 20 minutes), or scroll down to view individual segments related to specific frequently asked questions.
Disclaimer and Introduction
How to report your work related injury to your employer
What is workers’ compensation?
Do all employers provide workers’ compensation benefits?
Is workers’ compensation my only remedy against my employer?
Are workers’ compensation benefits unlimited?
Do you have to be a U.S. citizen to file claim?
When does an employee report a claim?
Do employers have to report claims?
How does an employee file a claim?
How long does an employee have to file claim?
Who decides the workers’ compensation claim?
Can I appeal the administrative judge’s order?
Can I choose my own doctor?
What are my benefits?
Are benefits from the date of injury?
What type of medical benefits can I anticipate receiving?
Are there any other limits to medical benefits?
How long do I have to be off work before I receive benefits?
How much will I receive in benefits?
Are workers’ compensation disability benefits paid for “pain and suffering”?
Does the employer have to keep paying my health insurance other premiums while I’m off work?
Can my employer make me use my vacation or sick leave time while I’m off work due to a work injury?
How much can an attorney charge in fees and are attorney fees taken out of my benefits checks?
Can my employer fire me while I’m out of work due to a work injury?
2012 Changes in the Law
2012 Changes in the Law
"Changes in the Law"
This video from the Mississippi Workers’ Compensation Commission (MWCC) outlines the 2012 changes to the Mississippi Workers’ Compensation Act, with the goal of assisting the general public in its understanding of these changes in the law.
All documents listed are in PDF format. Please be patient: due to the size of some documents, downloading time could take longer than expected.
Mississippi Workers’ Compensation Commission
Mississippi Insurance Department
Mississippi Rating Bureau
National Council on Compensation Insurance
Bureau of Labor Statistics
Bureau of Labor Statistics – Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities
Bureau of Labor Statistics – Monthly Labor Review Online
American Association of Independent Claims Professionals
American Institute for CPCU and Insurance Institute of America
Integrated Benefits Institute
National Business Group on Health
National Safety Council
Risk and Insurance Management Society
Society for Human Resource Management
Mississippi Assigned Risk Compensation Administrator
Mississippi Department of Employment Security Commission
Mississippi Workers’ Compensation Claims Guide
Mississippi Association of Self-Insureds (MASI)
Mississippi State Bar Association
National Academy of Social Insurance
Workers’ Compensation Research Institute
Workers’ Compensation and Employers’ Liability Law Committee
Southern Association of Workers’ Compensation Administrators (SAWCA)
UWC – Strategic Services on Unemployment and Workers’ Compensation
Louisiana Association of Self-Insured Employers (LASIE)
Florida Workers’ Compensation Institute (FWCI)
Atlanta Claims Association
Law Enforcement Officers & Fire Fighters Disability Benefits Trust Fund