Do you Need a Lawyer to Represent You in Your Workers’ Compensation Claim?
We strongly recommend that you consult with an experienced workers’ compensation attorney to determine if you need help from a lawyer. Not every claim requires an attorney, and we don’t think that everyone should automatically hire an attorney. However, in our experience, you will likely need a workers’ compensation attorney if you have an injury that may keep you out of work, or an injury that should require medical treatment such as a surgery or hospitalization. Many times hiring an attorney is the only way to ensure that the workers’ compensation carrier is treating you fairly. It is our experience that workers’ compensation insurance company will do anything possible to deny benefits that you are entitled to recieve under the laws of the State of South Carolina.
If you become injured as the result of a job accident, you are entitled to compensation for all related medical expenses and other out-of-pocket expenses that you incur as a result of your work related injury. Fault is irrelevant when it comes to your entitlement to workers’ compensation benefits. In many cases, you are also entitled to compensation for your reduced earning capacity resulting from your accident-related injuries. This includes any time that you are unable to work while you attempt to regain your overall health to the condition it was prior to your work related accident. If you have a degree of permanent injury, you are entitled to an award of disability to compensate you for your injuries.
People injured on the job are often naturally and reasonably concerned that they may face some retaliation for filing a workers’ compensation claim after suffering a work related injury. Fortunately, your employer cannot legally retaliate against you or terminate you for filing a workers’ compensation claim. Further, it is not only in your own best interest and that of your family, but also in the best interest of your employer that you report your injury receive the appropriate treatment to restore you to your full potential. This will not only restore you to a capacity where you are better able to undergo the physical requirements of your particular job in order to provide for your family, but it will also enable you to be a better and more productive and valuable employee at your workplace.
If you need help with your workers’ compensation claim, or you don’t know where to turn after an injury on the job, please contact us today for a free no obligation consultation. Our number is 803-350-9230, and ask to speak to the Workers Compensation Team lead by Christian Boesl. We are Real Lawyers – no cheesy TV ads, no sales pitches or gimmicks! We get Real Results for the clients that we help everyday! Call us today for a free consulation!