Columbia Workers' Compensation Attorneys
South Carolina has a no-fault workers' compensation system. This means benefits are available to workers injured on the job regardless of who was at fault.
Benefits may include compensation for medical care, temporary disability pay and, in the case of injuries resulting in death, death benefits for the injured worker's surviving dependents.
But there are pitfalls in the South Carolina workers' compensation system, and lately it is been the target of political controversy.
If you were injured in a construction site accident or suffered some other work-related injury and have questions about your right to workers' compensation, contact the Taylor Law Firm, LLC in West Columbia today for a free consultation.
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Timing is important.
If you fail to properly report your work-related injury within 90 days of the accident, you may lose your benefits. Another distinct feature of South Carolina's workers' compensation system is that only injuries occurring suddenly are covered. In other words, injuries that occur gradually over time, including back injuries, trauma and repetitive stress injuries, such as carpel tunnel syndrome, are not covered.
Another troublesome feature of the system is that it requires you to go to the doctor chosen by your employer or your employer's insurance company.
- If your claim for workers' compensation has been denied …
- If your employer is in violation of the law and does not have workers' compensation insurance …
- If the doctor you were required to see has decided you are well enough to return to work and you think it is too soon …
- … contact the Taylor Law Firm, LLC today for a free evaluation. We know how to protect your rights.