Being injured at work is hard enough, but having to navigate the South Carolina workers' compensation system without an attorney can be even more challenging. Many of my workers' comp clients initially try to handle the case on their own. It shouldn't be that complicated, right?
Unfortunately, our state's workers' compensation laws are complex and nuanced. Likewise, insurance companies often deny necessary medical tests or underpay you for time missed from work if you don't have an attorney. There is no reason not to get a free case evaluation from a Columbia workers' comp attorney. A lawyer will seek to help you from the very moment you're hurt at work. My job is to guide you through the case, while working hard to make sure you get the medical attention you need, receive regular payments, obtain a fair settlement for any permanent injury, and get back to work if possible.
At the Law Office of Kenneth Berger, I will deal with the insurance company and other legal matters so you don't have to. However, I will always try to make sure you stay updated, and that you understand how your case is progressing. Whether you were injured at work in Columbia, Lexington, or anywhere else in South Carolina, call me today at 803-790-2800 and request a free copy of my book, Your Guide to South Carolina Personal Injury & Workers' Compensation.
South Carolina Workers' Compensation Law Is on Your Side
If dealt with correctly, workers' compensation in South Carolina is a great resource for medical care, lost-wage benefits, and permanent disability compensation to employees who have been injured on the job. One of the best things about South Carolina when it comes to workers' compensation is that we are a "no-fault" state; this means that it generally doesn't matter whose fault it was that you were injured at work. Filing a workers' comp claim isn't about determining negligence and fault, it's about making sure an injured worker is cared for properly. There are, however, situations where you may be denied benefits if you were intoxicated, engaging in horseplay, intentionally hurt yourself, or if your claim is fraudulent.
3 Things Injured Workers Should Know
You should never be afraid to claim workers' compensation benefits after being injured at work. It is your legal right as a hard-working South Carolina resident who was injured on the job. You should not feel as if you are "causing trouble" in any way. Three main things that injured workers often don't realize are:
- Your employer cannot rightfully fire you for bringing a workers' compensation claim.
- Even if the accident was your fault, you are likely still entitled to workers' compensation coverage.
- Your employer's insurance company, not your boss, is almost always responsible for paying your claim.
As a South Carolina workers' compensation lawyer serving clients from Greenville to Lexington to Charleston, I know the complexities of the system, and I want to help you.
Contact a Columbia Workers' Comp Lawyer for a Free Consultation
Whether you were very recently injured at work, or you're tired of trying to deal with workers' comp on your own, the Law Office of Kenneth Berger is here for you. Your wellbeing is my first priority and I promise that your case will be handled with the dignity and respect that it deserves.
Contact my Columbia office today at 803-790-2800 or by clicking on the live chat box below. I offer free consultations to new clients, as well as a FREE copy of my book, Your Guide to South Carolina Personal Injury & Workers' Compensation.