How to Determine If You Need a Workers Comp Lawyer
Whether or not you need a workers' comp lawyer after being hurt at work will largely depend on the severity of the injury and how you're being treated by your employer and their insurance company. Minor work injuries that require minimal treatment, and do not prevent you from working, should not require hiring a workers' comp lawyer. Likewise, if the insurance company is paying your medical bills, authorizing necessary medical care, sending checks in a timely fashion, and offering to fairly compensate you for any impairment or effect on future earnings, a workers' comp lawyer might not be necessary.
However, when the insurance company drags its feet, refuses to send you to the proper doctor, or fights to pay you less than the law entitles you to, then you should at least consult a South Carolina workers' comp attorney to make sure your legal right to workers' compensation benefits are protected.
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