Worker’s Compensation


Worker’s Compensation

Heidelberg Steinberger has defended hundreds of workers’ compensation claims under the Mississippi Workers’ Compensation Act law as well as the federal Jones Act and the Longshoremen and Harbor Workers’ Act. Our attorneys skillfully handle claims from the time of accident through the highest court of appeals.

Our firm hosts an annual Worker’s Compensation Employee seminar every year providing employer’s the most current case law and best practices in protecting their business.

Our experience includes:

  • Winning a summary judgment dismissing, and upholding on appeal, a landmark case involving the ADA’s “perceived to be disabled” criteria where a physician claimed to be disabled as a result of contracting Hepatitis C in a surgical mishap.
  • Prosecution of several workers compensation fraud cases to conclusion, assisting in the procurement of guilty pleas, sentencing and restitution.
  • Resolved through a variety of ADR techniques, the closure of numerous complex permanent and total disability claims where the injured worker has been approved for, or is receiving, social security disability benefits. Many of these resolutions involved the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) requiring the purchase of annuities to address the future medical needs of the injured worker.

Mississippi BP Settlement Funds – Senate Bill 2002

In a recent Special Session, the Mississippi Legislature passed Senate Bill 2002.  This bill will determine how money from the BP settlement funds is to be paid to the State of Mississippi.  Now, there are several rules in dealing with future BP dollars.  First, the...

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Heidelberg Steinberger Sponsoring Believe Toy Drive

Our Firm is hosting its annual toy drive again for the 2018 holiday season.  In the past, we have partnered with Toys for Tots, but this year, Toys for Tots will not be in the Jackson County area.  Instead, we will be collecting toys for Believe, a local toy drive...

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Steinberger and Armer Named Mid-South Super Lawyers

Pascagoula attorneys Karl Steinberger and Tristan Armer have recently been named a 2018 Mid South Super Lawyer.  Steinberger, shareholder and director at Heidelberg Steinberger, P.A., and Armer, director, were recognized for their work in the area of workers’...

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