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Fraudulent Claims for Workers' Compensation Down in 2010

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Each day in Charleston  and the surrounding areas of the lowcountry, workers suffer injuries on the job that cause them to face obstacles for the rest of their lives. Sometimes they lose the use of a body part, such as a hand  or leg, or suffer serious disability to some part of their body. And in the worst-case scenario,  a work injury could result in death.

A recent article in Charleston’s Post & Courier took a look at a different aspect of work injuries, focusing its story on fraudulent insurance claims and whether these types of claim were increasing due to the economic situation.  The story actually revealed good news for injured workers. Suspicious workers’ compensation claims actually decreased in 2010 versus 2009 even though reports for many other types of suspected fraud increased. 

If you are injured on the job in South Carolina, you should not be afraid to protect your rights to medical care, lost wages, and disability. It is important to know your rights under South Carolina workers compensation law, and this is where consulting with a qualified work injury attorney comes into play. You should seriously consider meeting with a workers’ comp lawyer who is familiar with handling work injury cases in South Carolina. Initial consultations with an attorney are usually free and they can help you if you need to file a South Carolina Worker’s Compensation Commission (SCWCC) claim and when.
When you work with a qualified injury lawyer on your case, you will have someone on your team to protect your rights under South Carolina Workers’ Compensation law. Most workers’ compensation lawyers only get paid if their client wins the case because most accept cases on a contingency fee agreement. This makes hiring a workers’ compensation lawyer a low risk alternative to taking on the insurance company by yourself.

Shelly Leeke
South Carolina Injury Lawyer
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