Mt. Pleasant Workers' Compensation Lawyer
Were you injured on the job? If so, you may be entitled to receive certain
benefits under South Carolina's workers' compensation law. Workers'
compensation is often a complicated process that involves extensive paperwork.
Many claims are initially rejected because of minor mistakes or oversights
in the application.
Make sure your application is prepared thoroughly and accurately by contacting
Attorney Brian C. Johnson.
- 40+ Years of Combined Experience
- Evening & Weekend Appointments
- Hands-On, Team Approach to Every Case
- Excellent Client Communication & Accessibility
Examples of Work-Related Injuries
- Being involved in an accident while driving a company vehicle
- Slips, trips, and falls that occur while on the job
- Exposure to dangerous chemicals or subtances that lead to illness or injury
- Repetitive stress injuries caused by repeating the same motions over and
Aggravation of pre-existing injuries due to workplace environment
- Hearing loss or other sensory loss
- Wrongful death in the workplace
- Stress-related injuries
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What Expenses Does Workers’ Comp Cover?
Workers' compensation applies to
injuries that can be connected in some way to work requirements or conditions
- Replacement income
- Medical care and rehabilitation expenses
- Compensation for permanent injuries
- Retraining expenses
Injuries Not Covered by Workers’ Compensation
Not all work-related injuries happen on an employer’s premises. It
is only required that the employee be able to prove that the injury is
work-related. For example, injuries sustained while performing job duties
such as traveling for a business trip, working at an offsite, or attending
a tradeshow would still fall under the purview of those covered by workers’
However, it’s important to note that workers’ compensation
covers most on-the-job injuries, but not all.
What injuries are not covered by workers’ compensation?
- Conditions that existed prior to the employee getting hired at their current
job, as well as those that began prior to an employee performing a particular
duty of their job
- Contracting one-time illnesses and or ordinary diseases unrelated to an
employee’s job responsibilities
- Horseplay or otherwise rowdy/negligent employee behavior that results in injury
- Incidents arising out of an act of God
- Injuries that can be treated with basic First Aid (cuts, bruises, etc.)
- Injuries sustained while an employee is intoxicated or under the influence of drugs
- Injuries suffered due to employee misconduct or violation of company policy
- Heart attacks
If there is a liable third party involved in your injury, such as a contractor,
vendor, or equipment manufacturer, you may be able to recover additional
compensation. We can help you determine whether
personal injury action or workers' compensation would be best suited for your situation.