Skilled Advocates For Injured Workers
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 has been the target of political controversy. For this reason, you will wish to have an experienced workers’ compensation attorney on your side.
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 carpal 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.
You may wish to speak to our skilled lawyers:
- 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
Speak to an attorney at the Taylor Law Firm, LLC, today for a free evaluation. We know how to protect your rights.
Finding You The Compensation You Need And Deserve
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 by calling 803-926-2205.