Attorney George Sink, Sr.:
The attorney for the injured worker strives to obtain all the benefits available under the South Carolina workers' compensation laws for their client, either at a hearing in front of a commissioner or through negotiations with the employer's insurance company. Your attorney should be experienced at determining how much you're disabled under the workers' compensation law.
Experience is important in translating the impairment of the body or body parts, whatever the doctor determines, and your disability, and that's the basis of your settlement.
To oversimplify, the total loss of use of my left hand and Tiger Woods' left hand would yield the same impairment rating from the doctors. That'd be a hundred percent loss. Yet, it may not disable me from being a lawyer too much, while the same loss, same impairment, may totally disable Tiger Woods from his profession playing golf.
The importance of an attorney for an injured worker depends on the nature of the case and the individual worker. Workers' compensation law has become complex, and a lay claimant may have difficulties recovering without the benefit of counsel.
Also, insurance companies for employers can vary greatly in their interpretation of the law. Workers' compensation law cannot be fully or clearly explained in a brief presentation. Since every case is different, you may think it wise to get experienced attorneys to help you through the maze and the law's scheme.
If we can be of any help to you, your friends, or family, I want to encourage you to call us now. Call us toll-free at 1-800-849-SINK. That's 1-800-849-SINK. At George Sink Injury Lawyers, we help injured people. That's what we do. That's all we do. Thank you for sharing this time with me.
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