Mt. Pleasant Workers' Compensation Lawyer
Put 40+ Years of Experience in Your Corner
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.
Why Hire Our Fim:
- 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 substances that lead to illness or injury
- Repetitive stress injuries are caused by repeating the same motions over and over again
- Aggravation of pre-existing injuries due to workplace environment
- Hearing loss or other sensory loss
- Wrongful death in the workplace
- Stress-related injuries
What Expenses Does Workers’ Comp Cover?
Workers' compensation applies to injuries that can be connected in some way to work requirements or conditions and covers:
- 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’ compensation.
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
How a Charleston Workers' Compensation Lawyer Can Help
A Charleston workers' comp attorney can provide indispensable assistance for injured workers, navigating the intricacies of South Carolina's complex workers' compensation law system. They ensure that their client's application is accurate, comprehensive, and that it adheres to all legal requirements. This increases the likelihood of a successful claim, securing the benefits that injured workers are entitled to.
Services a workers' comp lawyer can provide include:
- Case Evaluation: Assessing the viability of your claim before embarking on the legal process.
- Claim Preparation: Assisting in the collection of necessary documentation, medical records, and other evidence to substantiate your claim.
- Claim Submission: Ensuring the workers' compensation claim is filed correctly, within the deadline, and to the right institution.
- Negotiations: Negotiating on your behalf with employers, insurers, and other parties to secure the best possible outcome.
- Appeals: If a claim is denied, a lawyer can help navigate the appeals process, representing you at hearings or in court.
- Legal Advice: Offering expert legal advice and guidance through the various stages of the workers' compensation process.
- Protection of Rights: Ensuring your rights as a worker are upheld throughout the process.
- Resolution: If necessary, representing you in any disputes or litigation related to your claim.
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.
Hands-on level of attention through responsiveness and accessibility.
Offer a referral if you have a legal need that we do not cover.
Communicate with our clients directly and use support staff to assist us.
COLLABORATIONConsult with each other regularly on cases so you benefit from our joint experience