Unfortunately, in any given year, thousands of workplace injuries and fatalities take place. They can happen in any industry, and are so common that specific workers’ compensation laws are in place across the country to ensure that victims of workplace injuries are fully compensated for harm they have experience while on-the-job.
Injured employees need to understand how the workers’ compensation system works to ensure they receive benefits and compensation to cover the costs of their work injury. Auger & Auger has just the right South Carolina workers’ compensation attorney who can help. They will explain your rights, help you to determine how best to pursue a benefits claim, and fight on your behalf to get the benefits you deserve.
Don’t hesitate to contact us right away, to retain a highly skilled and compassionate advocate who will stand by you and make sure you receive fair and just compensation as quickly as possible. The following questions and answers will give you a small sample of the comprehensive information we’ll be going over during your free consultation:
What are My Rights after a Work Injury?
Workers who are hurt on-the-job have a right to pursue a workers’ compensation claim. Benefits may include payments for all medical bills incurred due to the workplace injury or illness — and should also include lost wages when the injured employee is unable to perform the job they’ve been hired to do.
If injuries sustained at work are serious enough to impact the employee’s ongoing ability to earn a living, the workers’ compensation benefits may also include temporary or permanent disability benefits. These benefits can be paid for total or partial disabilities and will make up for a loss in income due to injuries. Additional benefits may also be paid for a shortfall in income when earnings have been reduced due to physical limitations (shorter hours or a shift in position to a ‘desk job’) as a result of workplace injuries.
How Can I Obtain Compensation for a Workplace Injury?
Workers typically cannot sue employers to obtain benefits after a work injury and instead must pursue their remedies through the workers’ compensation system. An injured worker should be entitled to make a workers’ compensation claim for any injuries or illness which has occurred as a direct result of work duties; whether on-site or out ‘in the field’ performing assigned tasks.
It is important to report a work injury in a timely manner and to take swift action if benefits are denied by a workers’ compensation insurer. Your local South Carolina workers’ compensation attorney at Auger & Auger can provide assistance to those who need help navigating the workers’ compensation system to obtain essential benefits.
How Can a South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Attorney Help Me?
When you have been injured at work or offsite at another location, we can help you to work within the system; providing notice of your injuries to your employer; proving the extent of the damage caused by your work injury; and fighting for fair compensation for all losses that you have sustained. Our South Carolina workers’ compensation attorney can represent either the injured worker or those whose loved one has lost their life due to an on-the-job injury. Contact us today for a free consultation!