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Your alarm goes off and you jump out of bed ready to greet the day. You get in the shower, get dressed, eat your breakfast, and head out the door. You’re ready to get to work and give it your all. You certainly don’t have any thought that your day will end in tragedy.
Our Myrtle Beach workers compensation attorney understands that this is the expectation for us all. What starts off as a productive shift ends in disaster. Auger & Auger is passionate about protecting the rights of workers. Whether you have been injured on the job or your workers’ compensation claim has been denied, we are here to investigate and start you on the path to appropriate compensation.
According to the National Safety Council, someone is hurt on the job every 7 seconds. That comes out to 510 incidents per hour, 12,600 per day, and — the most staggering number of all — 4,600,000 per year. Statistics also show that you are more likely to be injured at work if you are in the transportation, manufacturing, maintenance, or construction industries, or you are a first responder.
Some activities on the job are inherently more dangerous than others. The numbers show that a) lifting and repetitive motions b) being struck or crushed, and c) slip and fall are the top three incidents that result in employees missing days of work. If you aren’t compensated appropriately, you could quickly experience a financial disaster.
The most common injuries sustained on the job are:
Chapter 42 of the South Carolina Code of Laws fully describes Myrtle Beach workers compensation. Essentially, you are entitled to benefits if you are hurt on the job or while performing duties under the scope of your employment. Compensation is given for medical expenses and lost wages. Government benefits replace workers compensation if you are unable to return to work.
It’s fair to assume that the process of securing compensation is straight forward. At Auger & Auger, we know this isn’t always the case. In fact, nearly 50% of workers compensation claims are denied. Our Myrtle Beach workers compensation attorney knows this isn’t fair and is here to fight for what you deserve.
You have enough to deal with after being injured at work, and it can feel pretty hopeless if your claim is denied. You may feel as though you have no recourse and nowhere to turn. We urge you to not take a denial as the final answer. Our Myrtle Beach workers compensation attorney will make certain your claim was filed appropriately, investigate and determine any 3rd-party liability that exists, and take your case to civil court.
With such extensive experience in workers compensation claims, Auger & Auger fights to win. We will keep you involved through every step of your case, and our A&A Zero Fee Guarantee™ means retaining our attorney will not add to your financial burden. Do not assume that a lapse in your wages means you cannot afford to go after what is yours!
Call 866-932-0252 today for a FREE consultation with our Myrtle Beach workers compensation attorney. You will owe us nothing until your claim is secured.