Have you been hurt at work? An experienced workers’ compensation lawyer can make a tremendous difference.
Workers’ compensation laws are in place specifically to protect workers who are injured on the job. South Carolina has laws designed to provide injured workers with medical benefits and money while they heal from their injuries or illness. In most instances, injured workers are also entitled to a final money award, and frequently they are entitled to ongoing medical benefits in the future.
However, it’s not always easy to get all of these benefits. Sometimes an employer and the insurance carrier fight an employee’s claim. For example, the employer may claim that the worker’s injury did not happen on the job, or that it resulted from a pre-existing condition, or that the employee’s failure to immediately tell the employer about the injury means that the worker is not entitled to coverage. Employers and Insurance Companies also may value a given case very differently than does the injured employer.
What makes workers’ compensation unique in South Carolina?
The workers’ compensation system in South Carolina has several features that set it apart from personal injury cases or other civil cases. For example, there are limitations on what can be recovered depending on what, or how many, body parts are injured. Also, unlike in a personal injury case, workers compensation pays 100% of all related medical bills upfront, such that there is no cost to the claimant for their related medical needs, both now and in the future. There are many other unique features about workers compensation in South Carolina, which can make navigating through a workers compensation case seem all the more challenging.
What types of injuries are covered by South Carolina’s workers’ compensation?
South Carolina’s workers’ compensation covers many workplace injuries and diseases. Common compensable injuries include:
- Fall injuries
- Back, shoulder, and neck injuries
- Head injuries
- Leg injuries
- Knee injuries
- Foot injuries
- Repetitive motion injuries
- Injuries sustained in vehicular crashes
- Burn injuries
- Broken bones
- Toxic exposure
- Lung injuries
There may be other injuries or conditions that could be covered under workers’ compensation as well. At KD Trial Lawyers, we are prepared to walk you through this process to determine what your best course of action should be on a case-by-case basis.
We handle all Workers’ Compensation cases on a contingency fee basis.*
We seek to provide each client with personal and effective advice and counsel. We also want to make things as easy as possible on our clients so they can focus on healing. We handle all workers’ compensation cases on a contingency fee basis; a client pays us no attorneys’ fees unless we succeed in obtaining benefits for the client.* Jeremy Dantin leads the workers compensation team at KD Trial Lawyers, and he has been named to the SuperLawyers list for workers compensation in South Carolina.