South Carolina provides a workers’ compensation system to compensate those who are injured or develop occupational diseases while on the job. Getting the benefits you need and deserve following a work-related injury can often be difficult as denials by insurance carriers are not unusual. If your claim has been disputed in Hollywood or if you are uncertain about how to properly navigate the workers’ compensation system in general, you can turn to the legal team at Howell & Christmas.
Our firm has been helping injured workers with insurance claims for over 15 years. Our attorneys thoroughly understand the laws and procedures involved in pursuing benefits and have helped innumerable workers and their families throughout our long history of service. We have earned a 10 out of 10 Superb rating and Top Attorney award in Workers’ Compensation by Avvo. Whether you are facing a dispute of your claim, need legal guidance about how to apply or how to appeal your case, we’re here to provide you with the answers and representation you need.
What Does Workers’ Comp Cover?
According to data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, nearly 3 million nonfatal injuries and illnesses occurred in the U. S. private sector in 2012. The overwhelming majority of these were injuries. Workplace illnesses accounted for only 5.2 percent of the total. The figures indicate the high level of workplace injuries taking place annually. To compensate workers and free employers from court actions filed against them by injured employees, all states have written workers’ compensation laws.
Under South Carolina’s Workers’ Compensation Act, medical benefits and monetary compensation are supplied to those who are injured in the course of their work duties. The Act is designed to protect employees and their families from financial hardship in the face of an injury which prevents the worker from continued employment or in the face of a work-related death. Occupational diseases are also covered which are defined as diseases which are due to causes and conditions peculiar to a trade, occupation, or form of employment.
Medical treatment, mileage to and from your doctor, weekly benefit checks compensating you for a percentage of your total wages, as well as lump payments for permanent disability once your medical treatment has been concluded compose the main benefits available under South Carolina’s workers’ compensation system. If you are facing problems obtaining the benefits you believe you are owed in Hollywood, you need the services of an experienced attorney who can pursue your case thoroughly and aggressively throughout all the procedures available under the law.
Free Confidential Consultation
At Howell & Christmas we prove a free confidential consultation in which you can bring your workers’ compensation questions, concerns, and disputes to the attention of an experienced attorney. We will explain your rights and what can be done to help you obtain the benefits which you are owed. Let us use our considerable knowledge and legal skills to help you at this difficult time. Contact us today to schedule your FREE case review today.