Being injured on the job and out of work is hard enough on its own. It is even more difficult if you try to navigate South Carolina’s complex Workers’ Compensation laws without an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer.
If injured or hurt while working, you may be entitled to compensation. South Carolina’s Workers’ Compensations laws require employers to provide certain no-fault remedies to their employees who were injured on the job. These benefits include the costs of medical treatment and Rx meds for services related to the injury, mileage reimbursement for trips to medical providers and ultimately a settlement for your injury.
Here are the steps you need to take if you are injured on the job:
Immediately notify your employer.
Ask your employer which hospital you need to go to for treatment. (South Carolina law gives your employer the right to make this decision).
Inform the doctor that you are there for a work-related injury and give the doctor a complete list of your body parts hurt, explaining in detail how you were injured.
Contact Bailey Law Firm to discuss your case with an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer.
Although the steps may seem simple, South Carolina Workers’ Compensation laws are complex and the process to receive compensation can be frustrating and intimidating. There are strict deadlines for filing your claim with the required documentation. Furthermore, your employer’s insurance representatives primary focus is saving money by not paying the full value of claims, so they have a direct interest in trying to minimize the amount of compensation you receive for your injuries.
It is critical that you contact an experienced Workers’ Compensation lawyer if you have been injured on the job. Contact Bailey Law Firm now for a free consultation.