Have you been hurt on the job? Here is the best advice for what to do if you have been injured at work:
1. Report the Injury to your Employer
Report all injures at work to your employer immediately and request medical treatment, if needed. If you do not report the injury within 90 days of the accident you may lose your benefits. Although you must report the injury within 90 days, you have up to two years to file a claim for benefits. If a worker dies because of work-related injuries, the workers’ dependents, or parents if there are no dependents, must file a claim within two years of the death to claim benefits.
2. Request and Seek Medical Treatment
It is important to request and seek medical treatment as soon as possible in order to get a proper diagnosis, and to document the nature and extent of your condition. If you do not request or seek medical treatment for your injuries, the workers’ compensation insurance company will not believe that you are hurt. Do not delay your medical care!
3. Contact a Trusting Workers Compensation Attorney to Properly File your Claim
If you have been hurt at work, you need to properly file your claim. You should file your claim immediately if your employer does not report your accident, fails to provide proper treatment, denies your injury by accident, or if you are not getting the benefits that you deserve. You can file the claim yourself through a Form 50 and request a hearing, but beware!! The Workers Compensation laws in South Carolina are complex and hard to navigate alone. If you do not file your form properly, and the form is not properly served and correctly filled out, you could lose your case. The insurance company will hire a lawyer to defend the workers’ compensation to fight against the injured worker. Insurance company adjusters and lawyers will work to make sure you do not get the benefits that you deserve. Denying your claim or limiting your recovery is what the insurance company adjusters and their lawyers are paid to do.
The Workers Compensation attorneys at the Goings Law Firm, LLC are trusting, compassionate, and work hard to diligently fight for your rights. We are a team of award winning lawyers. We will make sure that your case is on track so that you get all the medical and financial benefits that you deserve. Contact us today for a free consultation. We have helped thousands of people– let us help you today. Call us today at 803-350-9230 for a free consultation.