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Auger & Auger believes that everyone has the right to work in a safe environment. We are dedicated to the idea that injured workers must be treated fairly. Unfortunately, our Columbia workers compensation attorney knows that this isn’t always the case; that worker claims for compensation are denied on a daily basis. If you have been injured on the job, we are here to assist you and fight for your rights if your benefits were denied.
Employment levels are at an all-time high in South Carolina. None of the more than two million employees in the state expect to end their shift with a traumatic injury. People have the reasonable belief that once they get to their job, they can perform their duties and then go home; they’ll start all over again the next day. Sadly, this doesn’t happen to everyone. Accidents happen in the blink of an eye but injuries can take months or years to heal.
As an employee, you are entitled to workers compensation. You can view all of your rights in the South Carolina code of laws. Title 42 outlines your protections in the event of a workplace accident, but essentially what you need to know is this: When you are injured at work while performing the scope of your duties, you are entitled to benefits. These benefits cover your medical needs and lost wages for as long as you cannot return to work. Government benefits will take over when you are disabled as a result of the incident.
It’s shocking to discover that nearly 50% of all workers compensation claims are denied. A worker who has given their all to their job deserves the respect of coverage but they clearly will not always receive it. No one should be forced to fight for something to which he or she is legally entitled. Our Columbia workers compensation attorney witnesses the confusion and frustration of claim denial every day.
Consulting an attorney the day of your injury is always a good choice of actions; their advice and guidance will be invaluable. There may even be a third party claim to be pursued of which you may not have been aware.
The following basic steps will always need to take place for your claim to be considered. When you are injured in a workplace accident, you must:
It can be easy to give up out of frustration when your worker’s compensation claim is denied. You are angry and feel as though you have been treated unfairly, and as if you have no other choices. We strongly urge that you continue the fight with a legal expert in your corner. Our Columbia workers compensation attorney knows that you deserve better and we are here to advocate for your rights!
With nearly five decades of combined legal experience, our team knows what it takes to win. At Auger & Auger, we are ready to focus on your case and dedicate ourselves to its success. We promise to keep you informed throughout the entire process of your case. And, our zero-fee guarantee means that you don’t have to worry about our fees unless we win. Don’t let the lack of a paycheck discourage you from seeking legal representation!
Call (803) 470-5298 today for your free consultation, with no fees due until recovery!