Zenployers in Mississippi
Get your business covered by Zenployers in the Magnolia State
Mississippi Workers' Compensation
Mississippi is known for its southern charm, abundance of seafood, and it's beautiful scenery and landscape. However, the Magnolia state offers much more, and is known for its many small businesses and corporate headquarters.
Mississippi’s business industry has had steady growth for the past few years. The State is known for its friendly hospitality, magnolia fields, and of course seafood. Major Mississippi industries include agriculture, manufacturing, mining, fishing, and oil & gas. Sanderson Farms, Yates, Dunlap & Kyle Co, Cal-Maine Foods, and BancorpSouth all have their corporate headquarters located in Mississippi.
Small businesses in Mississippi employ more than 434,800 people. This accounts for 47% of the state’s private workforce, and with 78 fatal workplace injuries in 2018, small businesses need to make sure they have workers’ compensation insurance coverage.
Large businesses in Louisiana also self-insure, and set aside funds that are dedicated to workers’ comp. Zenployers is a perfect match for this as well
Some facts about Mississippi Workers' Compensation
WC Overview
Mississippi has a no-fault system workers’ compensations system. That means it doesn’t matter if an employee caused their own injury by being careless. If they are otherwise eligible, they are entitled to benefits. However, there are some exceptions.
WC Exceptions
  • Independent Contractors
  • Volunteers
  • Businesses with less than 5 employees
WC Coverage
  • Doctors’ visits
  • Hospital bills
  • Prescriptions
  • Prosthetic devices
WC Payouts
Your worker’s comp insurance must pay for your employee’s medical treatment from day one for any work-related injury. Work-related illnesses are also covered under workers’ compensation law. Illnesses or conditions caused by exposure to harmful conditions (such as mold) or products (such as caustic chemicals) are all covered. If your employees are injured in this way at work in Mississippi, they may be entitled to benefits under workers’ compensation law.
Fatal injuries were transportation related
Fatal injuries were male
Fatal injuries were employees aged 35-44 years
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