Workers’ Compensation Process in South Carolina
Step-by-Step Legal Help
Navigating the legal process to secure the benefits and compensation you
need after a work-related injury can be a challenge. Because the
workers’ compensation process is complex, and because injured workers should be focusing on
their recovery, our attorneys make every effort to handle the legal work
on our clients behalves, guide them personally through each phase of their
legal journey, and secure the results they deserve!
Our legal team is standing by to help you get the process started. For
more information about your current situation, your right to compensation,
and how our South Carolina workers’ comp lawyers can help you, contact
our firm for a
Understanding the Process
Workers’ compensation is designed to help workers who have been injured
on the job. If you or someone you love has suffered serious harm at work,
we advise you to contact our legal team
as soon as possible so we can help you take the right steps that will protect your rights.
You should also keep in mind that every accident and individual is different,
and that every case will be unique. Generally, however, the South Carolina
workers’ comp process will proceed as follows:
Reporting the injury - If you suffer an injury or become ill as a result of performing a job-related
duty, you must initiate the process by telling your employer about your
injury within 90 days. Failing to report within the deadline may result
in you losing your benefits. In cases involving work-related deaths, families
will have two years to file a claim.
Filing a claim - You have the right to file a claim after a work accident, and our legal
team can guide you through the process - as it often involves a fair amount
of paper work and documentation gathering. Filing a claim will help you
secure the financial compensation and benefits you need, including medical
Appeals / hearings - If there are disputes involved in your case - such as your employer not
reporting your accident or denying your injury, or not receiving all your
benefits - you can request a hearing with the workers’ compensation
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Our attorneys are available to review your case and provide more personalized
information about how the workers’ comp process may work for you.
Our firm has helped
tens of thousands of injured and disabled South Carolinians over the years - including those
who were hurt on the job - and we’re prepared to help you!
Contact George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers for a FREE case review!