Will Parker is a sixth generation Mississippian who was raised in Inverness, Mississippi located in the Mississippi Delta. Will received an undergraduate degree from Millsap’s College in 1990 and a law degree from the University of Mississippi Law School in 1994. Will moved to Meridian in 1994 and worked for The Hamilton Law Firm as an associate until 2003. That year, Will opened the Parker Law Firm. Since the late 1990’s, Will has focused on Worker’s Compensation claims, Social Security Disability, and personal injury claims including auto accidents and slip-and fall claims. In 2008, Will renovated a downtown building a few blocks from the Courthouse which is now the current location of his offices. His office is easily accessible and located at 2110 Front Street in the heart of downtown Meridian next door to Jean’s Restaurant.
Will Parker is a member of the Lauderdale County Bar Association, the Mississippi Bar Association, the Mississippi Association for Justice, and serves as a board member of the Mississippi Workers’ Compensation Educational Association.
Please note, I do not charge a fee for an initial consultation regarding worker's compensation, personal injury, or Social Security disability cases.
Following any accident at work, it is critical to report the accident to your employer as soon as possible. Sometimes injuries don't become noticeable until after the incident. Report an accident as soon as possible and report injuries as soon as you become aware of them, whether it is at the same time as the accident or later.
Yes. Part of the purpose of the worker's compensation system is to provide benefits to injured workers without the need to prove who was at fault for the accident.
Yes, in Mississippi you have the right to make an initial choice of physician. However, in some instances it is possible to waive that right and it is important that you seek an immediate consultation to determine your rights regarding the choice of your physician.
An injured worker is entitled to reasonable and necessary medical services. This will include payment of mileage going back and forth to the doctor and there should be no co-pays or deductibles for medical services.
An injured worker may be entitled to temporary disability benefits if he or she is taken off of work for an appropriate time by their physician. An injured worker may be also entitled to permanent disability benefits depending upon physical limitations assigned to him or her, their ability to return to work, and other factors.
No. There is no deductible that applies to an injured worker. Also, an injured worker is entitled to worker's compensation benefits from day one of his or her employment.
You should apply for disability benefits as soon as you become more disabled. However, if you have become disabled because of a worker's compensation injury you should consult with an experienced attorney before filing for Social Security disability benefits.
No. Any claimant may represent themselves. However, claimant's with the representatives win their cases more often than those not represented.
As a local attorney, I am much more familiar with your physician than attorneys/representatives outside of this area. The information that you obtain from your physician is critical to your claim.
First, you should NOT sign anything or give a RECORDED statement to anyone (this does not include giving your version of events to law enforcement at the scene of the accident).
Second, you should take photographs of your vehicle.
Third, seek legal consultation by calling my office at 601-483-0391 or 877-483-0391; we will work to make you an appointment as soon as possible.
Fourth, continue to seek medical treatment as your injuries may require.
You may recover damages for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, emotional distress, property damage, and other damages.
Yes, it is necessary to prove the person who caused the accident was negligent/at fault in causing the accident which led to the damages you have suffered.
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ATTORNEY FEES: This firm operates under contingent fee agreements (This means no fee up front, but rather you are charged a percentage of any recovery.) for all personal injury matters including auto accidents, worker's compensation and Social Security disability matters.