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As of June 2018, more than 2 million people were employed in South Carolina.
Undoubtedly, very few of them believe that their shift could end in a catastrophic way. They prepared to go to work, expecting to perform their duties and return home in the same shape they were in when they left. Regrettably, things don’t always turn out that way in the workplace; circumstances can turn on a dime and land you in the hospital, or keep you homebound from work for weeks.
Auger & Auger understands that each claim for compensation for a job injury is unique. Though every incident stands alone, all victims should be treated as fairly as the last. In South Carolina, there are just as many workers compensation claims denied as are approved. Our experienced Greenville workers compensation attorney can advise you prior to filing your claim, or stand with you to fight any denial as well.
The full extent of Greenville’s worker’s compensation entitlements can be seen in the South Carolina Title 42 Code of Laws. Essentially, when you are injured in an accident either at work or arising from the scope of your employment, you are entitled to benefits; including medical expenses and lost wages. Of course, there are also specific benefits if you are permanently disabled as a result of your accident.
There have been 17,024 workers compensation claims filed in South Carolina to date, with approximately 50% denied. You should not have to fight for the rights which are provided to you under the law when you are injured at work. Auger & Auger’s Greenville workers compensation attorney sees it happen every day; people having to defend their rights to receive what they are entitled to by law.
Here are a few basic things to know when you are involved in a workplace injury:
Your claim is not over simply because it has been denied. It is important to understand that you have options. The workers compensation system can be complicated and overwhelming, but you are not alone. Our Greenville workers compensation attorney is ready to litigate on your behalf. We can appeal your denial and, in some cases, file a civil lawsuit against a responsible third party.
With over 50 years of combined litigation experience, you can trust our team at Auger & Auger to have your best interests at heart. We will stand up for your rights and fight for as long as it takes. Our zero-fee guarantee means that you will not be asked to pay for our services until we win your case.
Call (864) 991-3532 today for your free consultation, with no fees due until recovery!