South Carolina law protects workers who are injured on the job by requiring employers with four or more employees to carry workers compensation insurance. But many victims of workplace injuries don’t understand how these benefits work or how to maximize their compensation after an injury.
If you or a loved one is an employee who has suffered a severe injury, including burns, a fall, a slip and trip accident, injury from defective machinery, repetitive movement injury, or any other work-related accident or illness, you should consider speaking with experienced workers compensation attorneys like those at our law firm.
We help victims like you every day, and we know what it takes to get you the money you need to make a full financial recovery. Don’t hesitate to call and schedule a free consultation at 864-633-3739. We only get paid if we win, so you have nothing to lose. Call today!
What is Workers Comp?
Workers compensation is a program set up by the state to protect workers’ rights. It covers many expenses, including medical costs, lost wages, and permanent disabilities incurred in a workplace accident. It is important to consult with a local attorney who is familiar with your state’s workers comp laws since regulations vary from state to state.
Another purpose of workers comp is to protect employers from being sued when there is an incident involving injury or illness. Lawsuits are expensive and time-consuming for both the injured individual and the company. Instead of taking these matters to court, working out benefits and getting fair payment through workers comp claims saves everyone time and money.
What Benefits Can I Receive in a Workers Comp Claim?
Workers compensation offers many benefits to individuals who are injured on the job. Some damages that may be covered in a successful workers comp claim include:
- Injury-related medical costs, including doctor’s bills, surgical procedures, and rehabilitation costs
- Prescription drugs
- Lost wages and salaries
- Lost bonuses
- Lost vacation time
- Decreased income-earning ability
- Permanent disability resulting from the injury
- Benefits for beneficiaries if the victim was killed in the accident
- Wrongful death
- Funeral expenses (within reason)
Filing a workers comp claim is one of the best ways to make a financial recovery following a serious workplace accident. While getting compensated won’t erase the pain of your injury, it can give your family a secure financial future. Call our law offices today to get started!
What Should I Do if My Workers Compensation Claim is Denied?
One of the most frustrating things that can happen following a workplace accident is to have your workers comp claim denied. This may happen because of mistakes on your application, missed deadlines, or many other reasons. You can give yourself a better chance at having your claim approved by hiring a workers comp lawyer like those at our law firm.
While we can’t guarantee that every claim will be approved, we promise to work vigorously to develop a strong case for you to get maximum compensation. We can also help ensure everything gets filed on time so your claim isn’t delayed or lost. Contact our legal team today to learn more about how we can get your claim approved.
Should You Hire Our Workers Comp Attorneys?
Pursuing compensation for a workplace injury can be stressful and frustrating. You may worry about getting the claim approved or how your employer will react. Having a lawyer on your side can help immensely, as you will know that someone who understands the system will guide you every step of the way.
Furthermore, employers are legally prohibited from retaliating against individuals who file with workers comp. If you feel that your employer is treating you harshly because of your claim, you should let a legal representative know immediately.
At our law firm, we understand South Carolina law, and we will fight tirelessly for you. We promise to leverage our knowledge, experience, and dedication to get the results you need. Please let us help with your workers comp case so you can focus on resting and recovering. Your family deserves a bright future, and we will be honored to stand by your side and fight for the financial assistance you need following your injuries. Call today to discuss your unique case with our caring legal team at 864-633-3739.