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Confused About South Carolina Worker's Comp?

Workers’ Compensation is a set of laws that were created to protect injured workers.  The law  holds employers accountable for injuries, regardless of fault. Unlike other injuries, if you suffer a work injury, you are not required to prove your employer caused the injury, and your employer cannot use negligence as a basis for denying your claim.

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
Back Injuries
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.

Not Quite Ready to Talk To a Workers' Compensation Attorney? Visit Our Frequently Asked Questions Section for Answers to Many Common Questions from Injured Workers.

Shelly Leeke
South Carolina Injury Lawyer

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