If you have been injured while on the job, report it to your supervisor as soon as possible, and seek medical treatment. Then call our South Carolina workers compensation lawyers.
It’s important to get the right amount of compensation when you’re hurt at work. Our lawyers help injured workers claim fair compensation through the workers compensation system. We can help you through the process so that you get the right compensation quickly.
South Carolina Workers Compensation Lawyer
Working is how you provide for your family. It’s important to you both financially and personally. Getting compensated when you’re injured at work can be complicated.
You have bills and new expenses. How can you pay your bills when you can’t work?
Fortunately, the South Carolina workers compensation system is here to help. Any employer with four or more employees must have insurance coverage. If you’re hurt at work, there’s a good chance that you’re eligible for benefits.
However – just because you’re entitled to benefits doesn’t mean you’ll automatically get them. It can be hard to know how to file. If the insurance company refuses to pay, you may not know how to fight back. Workers compensation payments are so important.
That’s why our South Carolina workers compensation lawyers are here to help. We can represent you in making your claim. We can also help when the insurer doesn’t pay what you deserve. There are things you can do, but you need a professional by your side.
If you need help filing, or if you have been denied, contact our workers compensation lawyers right away at (843) 548-1570.
Who Is Eligible for Workers’ Comp in SC?
You’re eligible for workers’ comp in SC if you’re hurt while on the job. You may even be traveling away from your worksite if you were performing services for your employer at the time of the accident. Certain intentional acts, acts while intoxicated and fraud are excluded. Any business with four or more employees must be part of the workers compensation system.
Out of Work Due to an Injury in the Workplace?
Maybe your employer was violating safety protocols at the time of the accident. Maybe they weren’t. It doesn’t matter. What matters is, in the blink of an eye, you may not be able to work.
Riders Law Group is a team of workers compensation lawyers that can help you when you’re out of work due to an injury or occupational disease. We will work to claim your benefits and ensure that you receive the appropriate coverage. We represent injured workers and families throughout South Carolina.
What Kind of Benefits Does Workers’ Compensation Cover?
Making sure you get the benefits you deserve from workers’ compensation starts with knowing what benefits you should be receiving. Benefits should cover treatment and income replacement up to covered amounts. Our lawyers will review the following types of benefits to ensure that you are covered fairly:
- Medical expenses: The full extent of your medical treatment should be covered. Doctors’ visits, procedures, hospital stays, medication and rehabilitation, should all be included.
- Partial disability: If you’re able to work in a limited capacity, partial disability can cover the difference in income.
- Total disability: When your injuries prevent you from working at all, total disability payments are available for up to 500 weeks. It pays two-thirds of your original salary. It’s important to ensure that your salary is calculated correctly. The 500-week limit doesn’t apply to some injuries like permanent brain damage and paralysis.
- Death benefits: Death benefits are available to family members, including medical bills, funeral expenses, and lost income. We can also review the claim to determine if there are other ways to seek wrongful death compensation.
Even though benefits are meant to be automatic, it’s important to review how the case was handled to make sure the amounts are calculated correctly and everything is covered. Our South Carolina workers’ compensation lawyers can review your benefits and help you respond if there are errors.
How Does Filing for Workers’ Compensation Work?
Filing for workers’ compensation starts by telling your employer that you’re hurt. Tell them as soon as possible. You have 90 days to tell your employer, but you should report it to them as soon as you’re hurt or when you know you’re sick. You have three years to formally file for workers compensation benefits.
The employer may investigate. Then, they decide if you should receive benefits. You’ll receive a letter approving or denying the claim. If you disagree with the decision, you may contest it. Our lawyers can represent you at all stages in the compensation process.
Workers’ Compensation Insurance
Workers compensation insurance is something that your employer must have. It is your right to claim benefits. Don’t let your employer convince you otherwise. The South Carolina lawyers at Riders Law Group can ensure that your rights are protected to claim benefits through workers’ compensation insurance.
How Do I Appeal a Workers’ Comp Denial?
Appealing a denial means following the right process to file the appeal and having the evidence that you need to win it. The reason for the denial should be given in the letter from the insurance company. That gives you a starting point to prepare your appeal.
Our lawyers can help you evaluate the grounds for the denial and take the appropriate action. Maybe they’re saying medical information is lacking. We can help you build it. Maybe your benefits are calculated improperly. We can help show the correct amount. Our lawyers know how to evaluate the status of the case and take the appropriate action to protect your rights.
What Should I Do After an Injury at Work?
When you have a workplace injury, report it to your employer. Seek medical attention right away. Keep records of your injuries and expenses. Gather documentation of your wages in the period leading up to the injury including commission, seasonal changes and variable income. Contact our lawyers as soon as possible. Be sure to continue with your medical treatment as required.
What Types of Injuries Are Covered Under Workers’ Comp?
Some workers’ compensation injuries are immediate – there is an accident, and you get hurt. Occupational illness and disease is often gradual, occurring over time. Some types of injuries covered under workers comp include:
- Physical injuries
- Mental health injuries
- Stress injuries
Cases involving occupational disease and stress injuries often require significant medical documentation to verify. Our lawyers can ensure you build your claim appropriately with the necessary supporting evidence.
Contact a South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Attorney today
Riders Law Group represents injured workers in South Carolina. Let us help you make your claim, including any appeals needed, and protect your rights. Contact us today at (843) 310-4949 to begin.