Columbia Workers’ Compensation Attorneys
When a worker suffers an injury on the job, the consequences they may have to deal with can be overwhelming. Even relatively minor injuries can leave workers unable to return to their job for a substantial period of time, causing them to lose income they likely need to deal with medical bills and other costs relating to their injury. In the case of major injuries, such as serious back or brain injuries, the consequences of a work place accident may prevent you from returning to your job or earning gainful employment. Fortunately, injured workers in South Carolina have important legal rights available through South Carolina Workers’ Compensation system designed to provide an injured employee with necessary medical treatment, disability payments, and monetary settlements to compensate for any physical impairment or disability.
Unfortunately, the Goings Law Firm, LLC understands that many employers and insurance companies in South Carolina will deny or delay a workers their rightful workers’ compensation. We know the common reasons why your claim will be denied. In these situations, the help of an experienced attorney can be essential to getting workers the medical treatment and disability compensation. 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.
It is important to know that South Carolina workers’ compensation claims are subject to strict deadlines for reporting and filing claims and documentation. 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 your claim. These requirements can be daunting without attorney. Many workers’ compensation claims are lost because the injured worker is unaware of these laws and strict legal requirements.
The Defense Base Act
In addition to helping individuals who have been injured on the job here in the U.S., our firm is ready to assist civilians who have been injured while working on overseas U.S. military bases or as overseas military contractors. The Defense Base Act provides a way for these individuals to pursue compensation for their work-related injuries, and our firm knows what it takes to help injured workers with these cases. Click here to learn more.
Common Types of S.C. Workers’ Compensation Injuries and Claims
Workers’ compensation benefits may be available to workers who have suffered a wide range of different types of workplace injuries and illnesses. In South Carolina, some of the most common accidents, injuries, and illnesses that lead workers to file workers’ compensation claims include:
- Slip/Trip and fall accidents
- Repetitive motion injuries
- Brain Injuries
- Occupational illnesses
- Chemical exposure
- Knee Injuries
- Shoulder Injuries
- Vehicle accidents
- Back injuries
- Neck injuries
- Broken bones
- Herniated and bulging discs
- Depression, Anxiety, and Stress
Regardless of how the injury occurred or even if you were at fault in causing the accident, workers’ compensation laws provide injured workers important rights in South Carolina.
Hurt on the Job? Talk to a S.C. Workers’ Compensation Lawyer in Columbia
The South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commission is located in Columbia, so it may be important to hire a Columbia Workers’ Compensation Attorney to handle your claim. We are honest and dedicated to providing personalized attention to your workers compensation injury claim. Many other law firms may have “high volume” practices that devote great time and resources to advertising or making unreasonable promises. At the Goings Law Firm, LLC we devote our efforts to representing you. We know you by your name, not by a number assigned to your case like some other firms. Your case will not be given a “file number” and your claim will not be assigned to a paralegal or legal staff.
If you have suffered injuries as a result of a workplace accident or an injury that results from your job, a lawyer from the Goings Law Firm, LLC, can help you fight to get the workers’ compensation benefits you need. Speak with us about how we can help you navigate the claim and hearing process by calling (803) 350-9230 today. We do not take a fee for handling your workers’ compensation claims unless we are successful in obtain financial compensation for you.