When you suffer an injury on the job or develop an occupational illness or disease, contact an attorney. Work injuries happen more than most people would imagine. You are not alone and you may be eligible to receive workers’ compensation benefits. If you are unsure how to obtain these benefits, George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers can help you.
For over four decades, our firm has helped thousands of personal injury victims throughout South Carolina. Our team helps people recover compensation after an accident. We know what it takes to prepare a strong case that results in compensation for you and your family. Schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with our workers’ compensation lawyer in Cayce, SC.
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We Give Personalized Attention to Your Case
Our firm understands South Carolina’s worker’s compensation laws. We always give you personal attention by assigning two full-time staff members to your case. If you have questions or concerns, we make it easy for you to reach us. You can contact us 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
At our firm, we know how stressful it is trying to prepare a workers’ compensation case while dealing with a workplace injury. So, we make it convenient for you to meet with us. We can meet you at your home, at the hospital or at our office.
Additionally, it does not matter where you are in the workers’ compensation claims process. Whether you want to file a workers’ compensation claim, negotiate a settlement, or appeal a denial, our Cayce workers’ compensation attorneys can handle any aspect of the process.
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Ensuring Your Eligibility for Workers’ Compensation Benefits
If your employer is not exempt from South Carolina’s Workers’ Compensation Act, we can file a claim on your behalf. Then you are eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. The benefits protect workers involved in a workplace accident.
You may pursue workers’ compensation benefits even if you were not injured in your physical workplace. For example, if you suffered an injury in a work-related vehicle accident, you can seek benefits.
If your Cayce, South Carolina, employer does not carry workers’ compensation insurance or you are an independent contractor, contact our office. George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers can help you pursue compensation through other legal options.
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Report Your Injury to Your Employer
Before you can file a workers’ compensation claim, you must report your injury to your employer within about 90 days of the date of the accident.
Although you may not feel injured immediately after your accident, you may have delayed injury symptoms. We recommend that you report the accident and seek medical attention as soon as possible.
In emergency situations, your employer may already know about your accident. For example, your employer may know if you go to the hospital after falling from a scaffold. If you develop an occupational illness or disease, you have 90 days from the date of discovering your illness or disease to notify your employer.
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Investigating Your Work-Related Accident
After reporting your accident, your employer must inform you of your right to file a workers’ compensation claim.
You do not need a lawyer to fill out a claim. However, we can help you secure evidence that connects your injury to your workplace. The evidence we provide will strengthen your case for compensation.
The evidence our workers’ compensation lawyers in Cayce, SC, collect may include:
- Your medical records that show the nature and extent of your injury
- Your doctor’s opinion of your injury and your prognosis
- Testimony about your injury from medical experts
- Statements from you and your family members about the impact of your injury or illness on your life
- Statements from eyewitnesses to your accident
- Your employer’s past violations of state or local safety standards
At George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers, we use our resources to build a well-documented workers’ compensation claim on your behalf. We also know how to handle any disputes your employer or the employer’s insurance company may have about your claim.
Recovering Compensation for Your Injury Accident
If your employer’s insurer approves your claim, we can review your settlement offer. Our team can make sure that the compensation covers all of your present and future expenses. If the insurer’s settlement is too low, we can negotiate a fair settlement for your claim on your behalf.
South Carolina workers can receive workers’ compensation benefits that cover:
- Costs for medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Compensation for a partial disability or permanent disability
Applying for Death Benefits
A worker’s surviving family members can file a claim for workers’ compensation death benefits. Survivors must notify the employer within 90 days of the worker’s death. You must file the claim within usually two years of the worker’s death to recover benefits.
We Can Appeal a Denial of Your Claim
Getting workers’ compensation benefits is not guaranteed. Your employer’s insurance carrier may deny your claim for various reasons. But this does not have to stop you from pursuing benefits that you should receive as a worker. Our workers’ compensation attorney in Cayce, SC, can review your denial letter and discuss the options you have to appeal your case.
One option is requesting a hearing before the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commission. If you decide to apply for a hearing, we can prepare your case and serve as your legal representative during the appeal.
Contact George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers Today
We can begin a review of your workers’ compensation case immediately. Schedule a free, no-obligation case review with our workers’ compensation lawyer serving Cayce, SC. Workers’ compensation lawsuits and personal injury lawsuits are not the same.
You have a right to recover compensation for a workplace-related injury or occupational illness or disease. We will protect your rights every step of the way and help you not make common workers’ compensation claim mistakes.
Let George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers handle your case to help you pursue the compensation you deserve. Call us or fill out our online form today to schedule a free consultation.
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