Filing a claim can be difficult, and over 3 million workers are injured on the job every year. Out of those 3 million, approximately 5,000 individuals die as a result of a work related incidents. In South Carolina, statistics show that nearly every day of the year a worker is killed on the job.
Workers’ Compensation is a vital resource for individuals who are injured because of a work related accident. Workers’ Comp can cover medical expenses, lost wages, and disability benefits. Though many are entitled to these benefits, and they pay into them each paycheck, some individuals resist applying.
This is due to the fact that South Carolina Workers’ Compensation laws can be over-complicated and difficult to understand.
The most common work related injuries can include but are not limited to:
- Slips and falls
- Injuries due to falling or swinging objects
- Repetitive stress on parts of the body due to constant, repetitive motion
- Injury due to equipment malfunction
- Driver/truck related injuries
If you have been injured, make sure a supervisor is alerted immediately and seek medical attention. In some cases, an employer has the right to choose which medical facility or doctor you will visit for treatment. After your injuries have been evaluated, the next step is contacting a South Carolina Workers’ Compensation attorney. He or she will fight to get you compensated for medical costs, both current and future lost wages, and other benefits.
If you or a loved one has been injured or has passed away as a result of a work related injury, please contact the attorneys with Harris & Graves, P.A. The attorneys with Harris & Graves understand your stress and frustration and their courteous and knowledgeable staff is available to help you move forward with your Workers’ Compensation claim. Please contact us for a no obligation consultation regarding your case.