Confused About South Carolina Worker's Comp?
Nevertheless, just like any injury claim, workers’ compensation claims can be complicated and confusing. With over four million people injured on the job each year in the United States, it is important to make sure you know your rights should you become the victim of an unfortunate work injury.
Common workplace injuries include:
Injuries from a fall
Injuries from falling objects
Auto Accidents while on the job
Occupational diseases from exposure to toxins or chemicals
Repetitive movement injuries
If you are injured at work, the first thing you should do is report the injury to your employer.
You have a limited amount of time to report the injury or you may lose your right to benefits. If you suffer a serious injury, you could face permanent impairment or work restrictions, so you should contact an attorney immediately to discuss your rights.
Your employer’s insurance company represents your employer, not you, and they will certainly look for any reason to reject your claim. Even though you may represent yourself and request a claim hearing on your own if your claim is denied, be aware that the insurance will hire an attorney, so it is certainly best to have your rights protected by an experienced work injury attorney.
If you have been injured and work and need to know your rights, we will provide you with a complimentary evaluation of your claim. Just call our office at 843-277-6061.
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