Workers’ Compensation Firm Fights for Injured Employees in South Carolina
Assertive attorneys seek benefits for workers hurt on the job in the Murrells Inlet area and across South Carolina
When you become injured or ill during the normal course of your employment, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation. Most employers are mandated by state law to carry this no-fault insurance program, which provides employees with benefits that cover medical costs, lost wages, and rehabilitation expenses when an on-the-job injury prevents them from performing their normal work duties. The experienced attorneys at the Law Offices of David L. Hood and co-counsel work tirelessly to help workers get fair compensation for injuries and illnesses sustained on the job by guiding you throughout the process and appealing denials. We are committed to getting you the payments you deserve when you need them.
RESULTS-ORIENTED South Carolina WORKERS’ COMP LAWYERS PRESS FOR THE BENEFITS YOU’RE ENTITLED TO
While workers’ compensation benefits are usually mandated by state law, the benefits themselves are typically provided by employers’ insurance companies. However, factors involved may be the employer’s size, type of business, and work done by employees. Benefits most often cover:
- Medical, hospital and rehabilitation expenses
- A final settlement amount
- Compensation for permanent disability
- A weekly check when written out of work
- Dependents’ recovery for a worker’s death
It’s important to notify your employer as soon as possible after you’ve sustained an on-the-job injury. Neglecting to do so could affect your ability to claim the benefits you deserve.
TENACIOUS ADVOCATES ASSIST WITH YOUR WORKERS’ COMPENSATION APPEAL
The companies who underwrite workers’ comp policies are like all insurance carriers: their goal is to limit liability and pay as little as possible in claim benefits. That’s why it’s essential you’re represented by an experienced workers’ comp attorney who knows the laws governing workers’ comp in South Carolina and can help you appeal a denied claim for workers’ comp. You have a limited time to appeal the decision, so it’s important to seek help as soon as possible. We and our co-counsel will investigate the reasons for your denial and guide you through the often complicated process of appealing the decision, which may involve appearing with you at hearings before the state’s workers’ compensation commission.
KNOWLEDGEABLE COUNSELORS ADVISE ON THIRD-PARTY CLAIMSI
If you are eligible for benefits under the workers’ compensation system, you typically cannot file a separate negligence action against your employer. Workers’ compensation coverage reimburses victims for medical costs, lost wages, rehabilitation expenses, and permanent disability. It does not pay for other types of damages available in personal injury actions, such as compensation for pain and suffering. When you believe that someone besides your employer bears some fault for your work-related injury (such as the truck that hit you), we can advise whether you may have a third-party claim that will allow you to seek damages in addition to your workers’ comp benefits by holding the negligent party accountable.
Contact aggressive South Carolina workers’ compensation attorneys
The Law Offices of David L. Hood and co-counsel in Murrells Inlet help employees throughout South Carolina file workers’ comp claims and appeal workers’ comp denials so they can access the benefits they deserve. To schedule a free consultation, call us at 843-485-0383 or contact us online.