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If an individual is injured while working, they are entitled to benefits that will help them recover. All employers in South Carolina are required to provide workers’ compensation coverage if they have four or more employees. In North Carolina, entities with three or more employees are required to provide coverage. However, while workers’ compensation may be mandatory, the process of filing for it, along with greedy insurance companies, can make it difficult to receive it.

Whether you’re in Columbia, Greenville, or anywhere in the Carolinas, the North and South Carolina workers’ comp lawyers at Harris & Graves, P.A. have been helping injured workers get the compensation they need for over 40 years. If you were injured while working, we have the experience and knowledge to help you navigate the complex workers’ compensation system. You don’t have to go through this alone.

It’s Just
That Easy

With our expert knowledge of workers’ comp laws in North and South Carolina, we make getting the benefits you deserve easy.

You Deserve Compensation

If you were injured while working, you deserve compensation for your losses, period. Let us fight for your right to benefits.

No Fees Unless
We Win

Our lawyers work on a contingency-fee basis, meaning there are no fees paid unless we obtain compensation for you!

We Know What You’re Going Through

Are you suffering from a workplace injury or illness? We know what you’re going through. Our lawyers see workers distraught with pain and loss every day. Our clients often come to us while experiencing the worst day of their lives, wondering when and if they’ll be able to return to work, where their next paycheck is going to come from, why filing for benefits they’re entitled to is so difficult, and more. If this sounds like you, we want you to know we understand what you’re going through, and we’re here for you.

Our lawyers at Harris & Graves, P.A. care about each and every one of our clients. We work hard to ensure that they are taken care of with successful claims that meet their individual needs. Don’t allow your employer or insurance company to tell you what your pain and suffering is worth. Let an experienced attorney who cares about you fight for your rights.

We’ve Recovered Millions In
Settlements For Our Clients

Injured on the Job? We’ve Got This!

Our experienced workers’ comp lawyers are here to help you get the money you deserve.

What Are Workers’ Comp Benefits?

Workers’ compensation benefits are a financial payment given to a worker who sustained injuries while on the job. These benefits are intended to help cover medical expenses and other related costs. After it is confirmed that an employee was injured on the job, they are likely entitled to one of four different kinds of benefits. These benefits include:

  • Temporary Partial Disability. You may receive these benefits if you are unable to return to your normal job but are still able to work some hours. For example, if your doctor said you can only work four hours out of the day, you may be entitled to temporary partial disability benefits.
  • Temporary Total Disability. If you have a disability that prevents you from participating in work of any kind during your recovery, you may qualify for temporary total disability benefits. These benefits will cease if a doctor returns you to work and/or you return to work, or if a doctor says you have reached Maximum Medical Improvement.
  • Permanent Partial Disability. You may be able to recover these benefits if you have sustained a permanent impairment from your injury.
  • Permanent Total Disability. These benefits are given to those whose injuries are so severe they are unable to return to work.
  • Death Benefits. If a loved one dies due to a workplace injury, death benefits may be available to compensate for funeral expenses and the loss of financial support.

Common Causes of Workplace Injuries

Workplace injuries are a common event. In fact, according to the National Safety Council, a worker is injured on the job every seven seconds. If you’re involved in an accident while on the job, it’s in your best interest to know how to proceed. If you are unsure whether your workplace injury qualifies for a workers’ comp claim, take a look at some of the most common cases we work with:

Slips, Trips, and Falls
Some work environments are slippery or have wiring that may cause an individual to fall, making slip and fall injuries a common occurrence in many industries.

Being Struck by an Object
Many occupations involve large machinery and dangerous equipment. It’s not uncommon for an individual to be struck by a falling object or become injured by defective machinery.

This type of injury can result from a worker lifting or pulling objects, leading to pulled or strained muscles.

Repetitive Movements
Repetitive movements can lead to injuries like carpal tunnel syndrome and bursitis. However, these claims can be challenging to prove.

Jobs that involve wiring and high voltage can place workers at a high risk of electrocution.

How Can I Get Benefits?

Immediately following a work-related accident, it’s imperative to know what steps to take to help protect your rights as an employee. Injured employees have the legal right to receive benefits; however, these benefits can be negatively impacted if the employee is not careful.
This list of suggestions may help protect your benefits:

In some cases, injured workers damage their claims by not following the correct procedures after their accidents. Implementing these tips may help your claim and secure any benefits you are entitled to receive.

Workers’ Comp FAQs

In some cases, an employer may say the injury was not work-related or that your current health condition was not a result of the workplace environment. If you encounter a dispute, evidence will be vital to support your claim. This can include photos of the scene of the accident and your injuries, medical bills, witness statements, and proof of lost wages.

Our team of lawyers can prepare you for the difficult process of appealing a denied claim. If your claim was denied due to missing paperwork, such as medical bills, this may be settled easily between you and the insurance company. However, it’s not always that simple and may require that you request a hearing before an administrative law judge. In this situation, it’s incredibly important to hire a North and South Carolina workers’ comp lawyer to help you with your claim.

Insurance companies may attempt to find any number of reasons to deny your claim in order to avoid paying compensation. Some of the most common reasons claims are denied include the following:

  • Missed deadlines.
  • Inconsistencies in your report or documents.
  • You filed your claim after leaving your job.

Due to the complexities of workplace injuries, it can be difficult to handle this type of case alone. When you hire Harris & Graves, P.A., we will collect the information necessary to support your claim and ensure that you receive the benefits you deserve. Additionally, we are available to answer any questions or concerns you may have throughout the process.

Our lawyers work on a contingency-fee basis, which allows our clients to retain our services without having to worry about expensive upfront costs or hourly legal fees. In other words, it costs nothing to hire our law firm and you won’t owe us anything unless we win your case!