Columbia Occupational Illness Attorneys

Have you contracted an illness directly related to your work? Are you struggling with the difficulties of filing for an occupational illness claim? You can get assistance to help avoid unnecessary delays in getting your benefits or a rejection of your claim outright. Any illness you contract as a result of your work or work environment is covered by South Carolina workers’ compensation, but to get the benefits you are entitled to, you have to overcome the intimidating process of filing your claim. When attempting this on your own, you run the risk of making critical mistakes that can cause long-term difficulties in receiving your benefits. This can then lead to serious financial problems in the immediate and long-term.

Don’t run that risk. With the experienced assistance of the Columbia occupational illness lawyers at Goings Law Firm, LLC, you can get guidance through all the potential difficulties in your claim, making it easier to get your claim accepted the first time. You’ll get benefits sooner, and you won’t have to put the stress of the process on your own shoulders while you’re dealing with your illness. Contact Goings Law Firm, LLC at (803) 350-9230 today so we can start helping you take care of yourself by getting you the benefits you are entitled to.

You May Need a Lawyer for Your Occupational Illness Claim

There is no legal requirement for you to get a lawyer when filing an occupational illness claim. This can lead some to think they can handle the process on their own. However, this raises the risk of delays or rejection astronomically at a time when you need certainty that your benefits will be available at the earliest possible date.

When dealing with a serious illness, you are in no condition to take on such a huge responsibility. An occupational illness lawyer can keep track of all the important deadlines, organize your information, and help prepare you for any hearings about your claim. They can also review your paperwork and make sure you haven’t made any mistakes.

It’s important to remember that many businesses and insurance companies make a habit of fighting against the claims of employees who are trying to get occupational illness benefits. You will need to have your information in order to overcome these obstacles, and your lawyer can take care of that for you.

Come to Goings Law Firm, LLC for Experienced, Dedicated Assistance with Your Occupational Illness Claim

You wouldn’t be trying to claim benefits if your occupational illness wasn’t serious. So, when you want help, you need to go to a law firm that will understand the severity of your situation and act accordingly.

Goings Law Firm, LLC has developed a reputation not just for our excellent results on behalf of our clients, but for the care we put into our service. Our award-winning team has made taking care of our clients our number one priority. We see our duty as part of your recovery process. In the same way your doctor is responsible for your treatment, we are responsible for your legal assistance.

We are a family-oriented firm, and we know how difficult this time is for you and your family. We have the experience and legal understanding to help make this period a little easier on you.

Benefits of a Successful Occupational Illness Claim

You should know upfront what to expect from your occupational illness claim. Before someone receives their benefits, there can be a lot of nervousness, not just about whether the claim will be accepted but about what kind of benefits will be provided. It is easy to let your stress levels rise and aggravate your illness further as you watch medical bills come in without having the ability to pay them. To help reduce that stress and worry, Goings Law Firm, LLC want you to know just what you will receive when we help you get your claim accepted. In South Carolina, your occupational illness entitles you to:

  • Full medical coverage
  • Recovery of lost wages
  • Recovery of lost future wages
  • Long-term disability benefits
  • Death benefits

However, it is not simple to prove that you need these benefits. Medical expenses, for instance, include all necessary doctor visits, medication, treatments, and so on, but you may be called on to defend how necessary such treatments actually were. This means you need to keep your records organized and to follow your doctor’s advice at all times. Lost wages can be recovered at two-thirds your average wages over the last four quarters. There is an upper limit to this (around $750), which some higher earners run up against. Long-term disability and death benefits can be earned for up to 500 weeks after you developed your occupational illness. If you have any further questions about your occupational illness benefits, contact Goings Law Firm, LLC with your questions.

Common Causes of Occupational Illness Claims

Occupational illnesses come in many different forms, and they often relate to the industry the worker is in. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health maintains a full list of illnesses considered occupational. Some of the most common occupational illnesses include:

  • Asthma
  • Pneumoconiosis or black lung (from coal work)
  • Mesothelioma from asbestos
  • Chemical exposure
  • Carpel tunnel syndrome
  • Lead poisoning
  • Skin cancer
  • Other cancers developed due to work
  • Stress-related illnesses
  • Lyme disease
  • Radiation sickness

This is far from the complete list. Many of these illnesses, once again, depend on the particular work of the individual and their level of exposure. To find out if your illness is covered by South Carolina occupational illness laws, contact Goings Law Firm, LLC.

Let Goings Law Firm, LLC Help You Avoid Rejection with Your Claim

When you are sick, you are most in need of the financial assistance available to South Carolina residents through occupational illness laws. To make sure you get your full benefits in a timely manner, you need to bring in workers’ compensation lawyers who understand how critical this assistance is and who have the experience to guide you successfully through your claim.

If you or someone you know is in the process of filing an occupational illness claim, Goings Law Firm, LLC want to help you. Call us at (803) 350-9230 to set up an appointment. You won’t owe us anything unless you get the benefits you need.

What Clients are saying

100 stars! Mr. Goings and his staff did an amazing job in handling my case! They were with me every step of the way and made sure my case was handled with my best interest at heart! The process could not have been any easier. I am forever grateful to Mr. Goings and his team. South Carolina’s best attorney!

- Tiffany AL

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- Jason D

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- Anonymous

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- Anonymous

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- Car Accident Client

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- Workers’ Comp Client

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- Personal Injury Client

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- Anonymous

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- Personal Injury Client

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- Personal Injury Client

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- Car Accident Client

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- Workers’ Comp Client

Mr. Goings was caring and professional during a very difficult time in my life. I was faced with the sudden loss of my mother in a car accident, and Robert took the time to talk to me and check up on me throughout the duration of the case. I applaud his sensitivity and willingness to go the extra mile. I would recommend his firm to anyone that wants the best legal representation in South Carolina!

- Personal Injury Client

Robert and his staff have gone above and beyond, they are absolutely amazing at what they do. I would definitely call his office again if the need should arise.

- Workers’ Comp Client

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- Dog Bite Client

He was very kind and knowledgeable. He gave me status updates in a timely matter. I was VERY pleased.

- Personal Injury Client