MISSISSIPPI CODE
TITLE 71. LABOR AND INDUSTRY
CHAPTER 3. WORKERS' COMPENSATION GENERAL PROVISIONS

Sec. 71-3-51. Right of appeal

The final award of the commission shall be conclusive and binding unless either party to the controversy shall, within thirty(30) days from the date of its filing in the office of the commission and notification to the parties, appeal therefrom to the circuit court of the county in which the injury occurred.

Such appeal may be taken by filing notice of appeal with the commission, whereupon the commission shall under its certificate transmit to the circuit court of the county where the injury occurred all documents and papers on file in the matter, together with a transcript of the evidence, the findings, and award, which shall thereupon become the record of the cause. Appeals shall reconsidered only upon the record as made before the commission. The circuit court shall always be deemed open for hearing of such appeals, the circuit judge may hear the same at term time or in vacation at any place in his district, and the same shall have precedence over all civil cases except election contests. The circuit court shall review all questions of law and of fact. If no prejudicial error be found, the matter shall be affirmed and remanded to the commission for enforcement. If prejudicial error be found, the same shall be reversed and the circuit court shall enter such judgment or award as the commission should have entered. Appeals may be taken from the circuit court to the supreme court in the manner as now required by law. An appeal from the commission to the circuit court shall not act as a supersedeas unless the court to which such appeal is directed shall so direct, and then upon such terms as such court shall direct.

No controversy shall be heard by the commission or an award of compensation made therein while the same matter is pending either before a federal court or in any court in this state.

Many award of compensation made by the circuit court and appealed to the supreme court shall bear the same interest and penalties as do other judgments awarded in the circuit court.

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