Being involved in a work accident can change your life. You should not be left with financial problems because you were hurt on the job or because you got sick due to work-related tasks. Workers’ compensation laws are designed to protect you and ensure your medical bills are covered and that you have income if you cannot work. However, you may need the help of a workers’ compensation attorney to get the benefits you deserve in Orangeburg.
Attorneys at Howell & Christmas have more than 30 years of collective experience representing clients after a workplace accident or illness. We are here to help you make your initial benefits claim, resolve benefits disputes or appeal a denial of benefits. Call today to speak with a member of our legal team and to schedule a free evaluation of your work injury case.
Understanding Workers’ Comp Benefits
Workers’ compensation benefits are designed to provide very broad protection to any employee who is harmed as a direct result of work duties. Benefits coverage should be invoked if you:
- Were hurt in an accident at your worksite
- Were hurt off your normal worksite while doing work duties
- Developed a repetitive stress injury
- Developed an overexertion injury
- Became ill as a result of toxic exposure or hazards at work
Any time a worker is harmed on the job, medical bills should be covered in full and temporary or permanent income should be provided for total or partial disability. If a worker was killed, his or her dependents are also eligible for death benefits.
Workers’ compensation may be your only option for getting income and treatment costs covered since you cannot sue your employer. This is why it is important to have an experienced work injury lawyer representing you. However, Howell & Christmas will also evaluate the circumstances of your injury to determine if any non-employer was to blame. If so, you may be able to make a personal injury claim for additional compensation.
Get Help from a Work Injury Lawyer
South Carolina laws are designed to protect workers for a reason: you shouldn’t face financial devastation because of a workplace accident. This is why workers’ compensation will cover you regardless of whether your employer was negligent and even if you made mistakes that caused your illness or injury.
You need to take advantage of the legal protections that are afforded to you, and Howell & Christmas is here to help. Our attorneys are members of the Workers’ Injury & law Advocacy Group, the Injured Workers’ Advocates and the South Carolina Association for Justice. We have dedicated our careers to making sure that workers get the full benefits they deserve if they are hurt or sick.
Our attorneys will be your advocate at every step, from an initial claim for benefits to situations when problems arise like denied claims, denied medical treatment benefits or employers trying to force you back to work too soon. Call today to learn about your legal options.