Regardless of what industry you work in, you deserve a safe working environment. But what happens when you get injured at work? Where do you seek legal recourse to help you manage a severe injury? How do you handle the medical bills and make up for lost wages? At Harris & Graves, P.A., we have a team of dedicated Greenville, SC, workers’ comp lawyers ready to help you seek the compensation you deserve.
Your Greenville, SC, Workers' Comp Lawyers
Dedicated to Your Needs
When you’re injured at work, you need real help to get the compensation you deserve. Our attorneys will be by your side the whole time, dedicated to making sure you get what you need.
You Deserve Compensation
Companies get workers’ comp insurance for this very reason. If you were injured carrying out the duties of your job, you deserve the benefits your employer has provided for you.
No Fees Unless You Get Paid
Our team works strictly on a contingency-fee basis. That means you won’t owe us any fee unless you received compensation.
We’re Here for You
We understand the difficulty of dealing with an injury- from seeking immediate medical attention to paying bills and tackling insurance. As a devoted and hardworking member of the Greenville community, you deserve proper workplace injury compensation. However, seeking workers’ compensation alone can be a challenging task.
Our experienced workers’ compensation lawyers ensure that you don’t have to make the journey alone. We can help you navigate the complicated workers’ comp regulations. No matter how difficult the situation may be, you will receive compassionate, trustworthy guidance when seeking compensation with our attorneys.
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Were You Injured While Working?
Our experienced attorneys can help you file your claim for workers’ compensation and give you the best chance at receiving the benefits you need.
What Benefits Could I Get?
Understanding what you’re entitled to after a workplace accident is very important. This will help you seek the maximum compensation you’re eligible for. If you were injured while performing the duties of your job, you could be entitled to compensation covering:
Workers’ compensation should cover all your injury-related medical bills including your hospital visit, ambulance ride, surgeries, physical therapy, and more.
If you are unable to work while recovering from your injuries, workers’ compensation will pay benefits to help cover your lost wages.
If your injuries are so severe that you will be unable to return to the same type of work, you may be entitled to compensation for your potential future lost wages.
Did This Happen to You?
We work with many clients facing workers’ comp cases. While every case is different, we have seen a number of the same incidents happen time and again. If you were injured in one of these types of accidents, we can help you seek compensation for your losses.
- Overexertion: You were injured lifting or moving heavy objects, or you developed an injury from these repetitive movements
- Struck by an object: You were struck by equipment or an object, caught between equipment, or crushed by a falling object.
- Slip and fall: You fell off a ladder or slipped on a wet or damaged floor.
How to File for Workers’ Comp in South Carolina
The first thing you should do after being injured while working is give notice of your injury to your employer and request medical care. If you are suffering from a repetitive trauma injury, like carpal tunnel syndrome or tendonitis, you are required to give your employer notice within 90 days of your discovery. From there, your employer will give you forms for you to fill out in order to seek compensation. If everything goes smoothly, you should start receiving benefits immediately.
However, employers and insurance companies can sometimes make this process hard for employees in an attempt to save themselves money. If you notice your employer or the company insurance company dragging their feet, let them know you plan to get every penny you’re entitled to, and call our Greenville, SC, workers’ comp lawyers at Harris & Graves immediately.
Workers’ Comp FAQs
Your employer is also required by law to have worker’s compensation insurance if they have more than four employees. This insurance coverage is necessary to cover lost wages, medical expenses, benefits to your beneficiaries should you lose your ability to work, and any possible disability benefits.
We have qualified North Carolina attorneys that can help you navigate all of the hurdles you may face when filing for workers’ compensation. It just takes one phone call to get started.
If you fail to report your injury within 90 days after your injury, your claim for benefits can be denied. However, if you report your injury and your employer denies your request, it’s essential to consider hiring a workers’ compensation attorney to seek what is rightfully yours.
The first thing you need to do after you report your injury to your employer is keep a record as evidence. Your memory fades, and therefore, keeping records in pictures and written forms can help your claim. Any evidence that also proves how your workplace conditions contributed to your accident is also beneficial to your claim. It’s also crucial to ensure that your workplace insurance covers the specific injury you sustain.
As you undergo medical treatment, keep all records of hospitals, physicians, medication, and procedures and bills related to the injury. Take photographs of the injury and make copies of all documents.
If your employer fails to compensate you or you need to contest the claim for better compensation, you need legal representation. An experienced Greenville, SC, workers’ comp lawyer can help you:
- Prepare all evidence you need for your case.
- Avoid legal loopholes with the insurance provider.
- Prepare your testimony for the case or mediation.
With a workers’ comp attorney by your side, you’ll have a better understanding of all procedures and questions. Usually, you and the insurance company can settle outside court during mediation as provided by the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commission.
Harris & Graves, P.A. Is Here For You
If you’ve been in a workplace accident and sustained an injury, don’t hesitate to contact Harris & Graves P.A. We’ve assisted hundreds of workers in Greenville and South Carolina in workers’ compensation cases. We know exactly how to navigate your situation, no matter how challenging it may seem.
Your wellbeing is our priority, which is why we’ve dedicated ourselves to resolving workplace injury compensation claims. With us, you don’t have to worry about being able to afford a workers’ compensation lawyer for your case. We work on a contingency-fee basis, so you don’t owe us anything unless you receive compensation.
Our job is to ensure that you seek the compensation you deserve after a workplace injury. Contact us today at (864) 235-1331 and Get A Free Case Review.