A qualified lawyer can help you fight for the benefits you deserve.
If you have been injured on the job, you will ask yourself several important questions. How severe are my injuries? How will I support my family while I am out of work recovering from injury? How will I be compensated for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering? Of course jobs that involve manual labor and/or dangerous equipment may lead to an injury at work. However, you do not necessarily need to work in a high risk work environment to sustain and workplace injury. Some examples of common workplace injuries are:
- Broken bones
- Back injury
- Repetitive task injury
- Spinal cord injury
- Exposure to toxins
Generally, in South Carolina employers must provide workers’ compensation insurance, and employees are not required to pay any part of the employer’s premiums. If you are injured on the job, report your injuries to your employer immediately and seek medical help. Additionally, if your initial workers’ compensation claim is denied, you can appeal the decision. You will need a qualified lawyer to help you fight for the benefits you deserve.