It can never happen to you, right? That is what many people think when they are discussing workplace injuries. You probably say that you are glad you do not work in a place where accidents can easily happen to you. If this sums up the way you think, then you are certainly not alone.
Every year, claims are presented from people who thought the same thing. So many people simply their assumptions of what kind of hazards and accidents they can be faced with at work. When the truth is finally realized, many workers are faced with an unfortunate reality.
As Columbia Workers’ Comp attorneys, we understand how confusing and traumatic this time can be when someone is involved in a workplace accident. We represent employees who have suffered injuries on the job in South Carolina. Our attorneys are familiar with the complex process of South Carolina workers compensation system; we can help you navigate through to difficult process of processing paperwork, legal documents, handling the interviews, the witnesses, etc.
We want our clients to be able to focus on their recovery. So it is our job to help you take care of yourself and your family by being there to help you get the benefits that you deserve and will need at a time like this. Workers’ compensation will provide you with the finances that will allow you to pay for medical expenses, hospital visits, rehabilitation services, prescriptions, medications, and the costs of gas for travel.
Employees who have suffered permanent injuries to their body parts can be paid their compensation based on the percentage of the body parts that have been affected. Your doctors will be responsible for determining the percentage of impairment. The South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commission will have to determine what the percentage of disability will be. This percentage can be based on several factors, including:
- Previous work experience
- Your age
- Your educational level
As long as you have injuries that were a result of working, you have an entitlement to workers’ compensation benefits. An illness can also be included, such as workers who have to deal with chemicals that are hazardous and the chemicals that causes cancer. Sometimes proving that someone is liable can be a difficult process.
This is why you need an attorney who has the necessary experience and knowledge that will get you the benefits you deserve. We know how important your life and your family’s life is, and we want to be there for you. If you or someone you love has been out of work and are facing a worker’s compensation claim, feel free to contact us.