When you suffer an injury on the job or develop an occupational illness or disease, contact George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers. We can help you pursue workers’ compensation benefits to pay for your medical bills and other expenses during your recovery.
If the insurer denied your workers’ compensation claim, we can help you appeal the denial. You can contact us at any point in the workers’ compensation process. We can help you get the compensation you deserve. Get help from a workers’ compensation lawyer in Port Royal, SC, today.
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We Can Meet Challenges in a Workers’ Compensation Claim
Workers’ compensation cases have layers of complexities that can make it difficult to get benefits. But we rise to these challenges to help injured workers get the compensation they deserve.
We know how difficult it is to manage a claim and get medical treatment while having concerns over getting back to work. At our firm, we know South Carolina’s workers’ compensation laws intimately, and we can lift the burden of applying for workers’ compensation benefits off of you. This lets you spend more time focusing on your recovery.
We handle all aspects of the workers’ compensation process. This includes filing claims, negotiating claims, and appealing claim denials. Our firm also communicates on your behalf with:
- Your employer
- The workers’ compensation insurance carrier
- The insurer’s doctors
- Any other party involved in your case
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We Keep You Informed
While you are recovering from your work-related injury or illness, our workers’ compensation attorneys in Port Royal will give you updates as your case progresses. We give your workers’ compensation case personalized attention. Two of our full-time staff members will handle your case at all times.
If you find it difficult to meet with us in our office, we can schedule to meet you at home or in your hospital room. We also make it convenient for you to reach us. When you have South Carolina workers’ compensation questions or concerns, you can contact us 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
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Reporting Your Injury
Before you can file a workers’ compensation claim, you usually must report your injury to your employer within 90 days.
Even if you went to the hospital from your job site, do not assume that your employer knows about your injury or the accident that caused your injury. Failing to report your injury within the time period may jeopardize your ability to receive compensation.
If you have developed an occupational illness or disease, you usually also have 90 days to report your health condition to your employer. However, your 90 days begin the date that you discovered your illness.
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Securing Evidence to Build a Workers’ Compensation Case
We will focus on maximizing the value of your workers’ compensation claim. We will gather evidence that you suffered a workplace injury or contracted an illness because of your occupation.
The evidence we gather may include:
- Your medical records that show the severity of your injury
- Testimony from medical experts regarding your injury
- Statements from eyewitnesses to your injury accident
- Statements from you and your family members about the impact of your injury or illness on your life
- Previous safety violations your employer may have received
Our Port Royal workers’ compensation lawyers can prepare a workers’ compensation claim that can stand up to the scrutiny of an employer and its insurance company.
Complying With Workers’ Compensation Requests
Employers and workers’ compensation insurance companies may look for ways to deny claims. This lets them avoid paying workers’ compensation benefits. But at George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers, we can help you follow South Carolina workers’ compensation guidelines and meet deadlines. This minimizes the risk of getting your claim denied.
An insurer will look at whether you follow the workers’ compensation doctor’s orders. Although you may have your own doctor, your employer’s insurer chooses the doctor to treat your work-related injury or illness. If you do not like the workers’ compensation doctor, we can request that you see another doctor.
The insurer will look at whether you are keeping your doctor’s appointments. They will also check if you are following the doctor’s orders and your employer’s instructions. If you do not follow instructions, you may risk getting your claim denied. We will stay on top of your case to help you navigate the workers’ compensation process.
When you have questions about your employer’s instructions or doctor’s orders, don’t risk a claim denial. Get help from a workers’ compensation attorney in Port Royal, SC.
Recovering Workers’ Compensation Benefits
At George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers, we will help you recover compensation to help meet your present and future needs. Your compensation amount will primarily depend on the severity of your injury or illness and the amount of time you are off from work.
Generally, workers’ compensation benefits include:
Medical expenses include the costs for your doctor’s visits, surgery, prescriptions, and more.
Your disability includes compensation for partial disability, permanent disability or disfigurement, and more.
Lost wages include the amount of income you lost while you were off from work because of the injury. If you were working another job at the time of your accident, you can recover the income you lost because of your injury.
Surviving family members can recover death benefits for funeral and burial expenses, a portion of their loved one’s wages, and more.
Find out more about the type of workers’ compensation benefits you may be eligible for. You might also be eligible for Social Security Disability benefits, depending on your injury or illness.
You might also have a third option to recover compensation. If a third party caused or contributed to your accident, we may be able to file a personal injury claim on your behalf to recover additional compensation.
We Can Help You With Your Workers’ Compensation Claim
At George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers, we have helped thousands of people across South Carolina recover compensation for their personal injuries, including on-the-job injuries. Call us or fill out our online form today for a free consultation with a Port Royal workers’ compensation lawyer.
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