Ridgeland Mississippi Family Law, Workers' Compensation and Personal Injury Lawyers - Law Offices of J. Peyton Randolph, II
613 Steed Road, Ridgeland, Mississippi 39157 - tel:601.605.8537, fax:601.605.8539, toll free:877.354.0808
Practice Areas

Family Law
We provide our clients with unparalleled support, guidance, and legal representation before, during, and after a divorce and in all domestic matters surrounding the divorce, including alimony, child custody, child support, visitation, property division, and reimbursement of attorney’s fees as well as contempt and modification actions. Additionally, we provide skilled representation for various other family law matters, including adoption, commitment, conservatorship, estate probate, guardianship, name change, paternity, separate maintenance, termination of parental rights, and wills and will contest. The highlighted terms may be individually selected for more information.

Personal Injury
We handle personal injury cases on a contingency fee, which means there are no attorneys’ fees unless we collect money for you. Since Mississippi law limits the amount of time you may have to recover these monetary damages, it is imperative that you proceed in a timely manner to protect your rights. Accidents happen and when they occur due to someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and your loss. Mississippi law provides monetary damages for pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, loss of earning capacity, medical expenses, and disfigurement. In the event death results from an injury, family members may be entitled to compensation for their loss. Our firm handles ma wide variety of personal injury and/or negligence claims for our clients, such mas automobile accidents, bad faith, catastrophic injuries, drunk driving accidents, minsurance claims, motorcycle accidents, premises liability, product liability, mslip and fall, tractor-trailer accidents, and wrongful death.

Workers' Compensation
We work diligently to help those who have been injured on the job to recover medical expenses and lost wages, regardless of fault, so long as the injury incurred while working. Mississippi Workers’ Compensation laws were enacted in 1948 by the Mississippi legislature specifically to guarantee payment of these medical and wage loss benefits to persons injured on their jobs. There is no requirement that the injury be caused by negligence as is required in personal injury matters; however, the trade off is that the employee/claimant’s recovery is limited.

Mississippi has a “no fault” system that covers most workers who are injured on the job. A worker’s weekly compensation rate is limited to two-thirds of his or her “average weekly wage,” subject to a maximum amount which is revised each year. The maximum number of weeks of lost wages a person may recover is divided into two categories: one category for injuries to certain specifically identified body parts, which are defined as “scheduled members”; and a second category for any injuries not scheduled, which are considered “body as a whole” claims and are subject to recovery for a total of 450 weeks. Employers are also liable for medical treatment related to a person’s injury, both presently and in the future.

 

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