Worker’s Compensation Attorney in Charleston, SC
A workplace injury can be severe and life-changing…
I believe that Working people deserve RESPECT.
If you’ve been hurt on the job, it does not matter who is at fault. According to South Carolina Law, you have rights and are entitled to all necessary medical treatment that is likely to lessen the negative effects of your injury.
You need the help of a South Carolina Worker’s Compensation Attorney that is willing and able to battle through the Commission and into the Courts of South Carolina. I will fight for your rights and the benefits that you are entitled to and need to support you and your family.
Worker’s Compensation “Third-Party” Injury
If you have been harmed due to the negligence of someone other than a co-worker or employer, we can look to a “third-party” for additional compensation for your expenses, pain and suffering, and lost wages.
The most important step you must take is to find a South Carolina Lawyer that you can trust to fight for your rights to get the care you need and deserve!
What is Workers’ Compensation?
Workers’ Compensation is an exclusive remedy for working people who are hurt on the job. This exclusive remedy protects employers from suits for negligence by their injured workers.
It helps the worker by making negligence or liability not part of any Workmen’s Compensation claim. If you are hurt on the job, you are entitled to make a claim based upon your injury and a schedule of damages that is contained in the South Carolina code for compensation.
Who can get Workmen’s Compensation?
Almost anyone working in South Carolina is entitled to Workmen’s Compensation benefits, unless you are an agricultural worker, railroad worker, federal employee, or you work for a very small company with less than four employees.
Otherwise, you are very likely entitled to Worker’s Compensation benefits.
Do I have to be in an accident to get Workers’ Compensation?
If you are hurt in an accident at work or in the course of your employment or if you become sick or ill from something that is part of your job or you injure part of your body such as hands, arms, or legs because of a repetitive motion, then you may be entitled to Workers’ Compensation.
This includes medical care and lost income. We may be able to help you get benefits even if the injury was your fault.
I charge no fee unless you win your Workers’ Compensation case.
What should I do if I’m hurt at work?
You should always report any injuries immediately to your supervisor and you should keep copies of your paperwork and all medical records.
You should seek representation with a lawyer as soon as possible.
It is extremely important to document the circumstances of your injury and to meet all filing deadlines. If you hesitate you may not be able to make a successful claim. If you choose me, I will help you find the right medical providers, assist with paperwork, work with insurance companies and assemble evidence for your Workers’ Compensation claim.
I offer a free consultation to review your facts and determine whether we can help you.
Could I get fired for filing a Workmen’s Compensation claim?
Such a firing by an employer is called a retaliatory discharge and is illegal under South Carolina law.
It is extremely important to have an attorney on your side from the very beginning to avoid any ill-advised tactics by your employer.
Does the company that I work for have to be at fault for me to collect benefits?
No, you do not have to prove that your employer was negligent.
Negligence is not a requirement to receive workers’ compensation benefits. Workers’ compensation is not like an automobile accident where someone has to be at fault.
Workers’ compensation benefits were set up to balance the employer’s protection from excessive awards based on negligence and the workers need to be compensated for medical expenses and lost wages.
Start Your South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Claim Process Today:
Workmen’s Compensation in South Carolina pays workers based upon limitations and injuries to specific body parts.
Your case will be heard before a commissioner who is part of the South Carolina Worker’s Compensation commission. During these hearings, your medical records, medical reports, vocational reports, other evidence, and your testimony will be presented to the commission.
It is unusual and unlikely that your physician would have to testify except in a deposition. Medical records and other pertinent documents are submitted on paper and must be prepared ahead of time. Workmen’s Compensation claims are a matter of preparation and we, together with associate counsel, will prepare your case with you in a complete and thorough manner.
Serving the working people of South Carolina is a privilege, and I look forward to helping you with your claim!