When the unexpected happens.
When a worker suffers an injury on the job, the consequences may be devastating. Fortunately, injured workers in South Carolina have important legal rights available through the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Act. The workers’ compensation system is designed to provide an injured employee with necessary medical treatment, disability payments, and monetary benefits to compensate for any physical impairment or disability resulting from the workplace injury.
It is important to know that workers’ compensation claims in South Carolina are subject to strict deadlines for reporting and filing claims. In addition, the hearing process requires an injured worker to follow many South Carolina statutes and regulations, along with complying with rules of the Commission and evidence in order to prove the claim. These requirements can be daunting without an experienced attorney representing you. Many workers’ compensation claims are lost because the injured worker is unaware of these laws and legal requirements If you have been injured on the job, it is best to hire an attorney as soon as possible to ensure that your claim is properly filed and that you get the medical treatment and compensation that you deserve.