Does my work injury qualify me for these benefits?
After missing one week of work due to an injury or illness incurred because of a workplace accident, you could be eligible for temporary total disability (TTD). Most employers are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance to pay for these benefits – approximately 66 percent of the average wage – if an employee is hurt or falls ill on the job. These payments last for up to 500 weeks (approximately 9 years) or until your doctor deems that you have reached maximum medical improvement and/or you are fit to return to work, whichever comes first.
If, after this point, you are still unable to work, you may be eligible to receive permanent total disability. These additional benefits also pay 2/3 of your average pay for a set number of weeks depending on what body part was injured – up to 500 weeks in extreme cases. If you suffered permanent visible scars or disfigurement because of your workplace injury or illness, you could be eligible for permanent partial disability. It is important to talk to a legal professional about your options because the system, as you can well imagine, is complex and not accurately or easily summarized in a few paragraphs. If you have a serious claim with the potential for long-term repercussions, or you would like to hear how a South Carolina workers’ compensation lawyer can help you, please schedule a free case evaluation.
Workers’ Compensation Lawyers in South Carolina Can Protect Your Rights
Remember, the insurance company often does not have your best interests at heart – but we do. We know the laws that impact your situation and we know how to fight for the maximum recovery you deserve. When you call George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers, we can tell you the truth about your situation in a free consultation with our representative. We are passionate about fighting for the rights of injured workers in South Carolina. Do not hesitate to call our workers’ compensation law firm to discuss what you should do next if you have been injured in a workplace accident.