• Workers’ Compensation

INJURED ON THE JOB IN SOUTH CAROLINA?

Abbeville, SC Workers’ Compensation Lawyers

Workers’ compensation laws are designed to protect employees against job-related injuries and provide for them should such an injury occur. In the state of South Carolina, injured workers are instructed to report any injury to their employer within 90 days. However, a claim for benefits can be filed up to two years after the injury took place. For a free consultation with an Abbeville, SC workers’ compensation lawyer, contact Hite & Stone, Attorneys At Law.

Common causes of work-related injuries include:

  • Being struck by or against an object
  • Exposure to dangerous chemicals
  • Physical conflict
  • Repetitive motion
  • Slip and falls or trip and falls
  • Too much physical exertion
  • Vehicular accidents

Not surprisingly, industries involving manual labor have the highest frequency of on-the-job injuries.

WHAT IF MY BENEFITS ARE DENIED?

If your employer disputes your injury or fails to file a claim on your behalf, you may file the claim directly with the State of South Carolina. For any job-related injury, your benefits should cover all necessary medical treatment including but not limited to surgeries, prescriptions, and rehabilitation. You should also be compensated for lost wages. Wage replacement is generally calculated at two-thirds of an employee’s normal wage, but it is not taxed by the federal or state government. By accepting workers’ compensation, an employee forfeits the right to sue their employer.

DECADES OF LOCAL LEGAL EXPERIENCE!

Since no two cases are ever the same, it is important to consult with an Abbeville, SC workers’ compensation attorney if you have been hurt on the job. At Hite & Stone, we’ve been handling workers’ comp cases for more than thirty years. As a family-oriented law firm, we strive to make every client feel legally protected. No matter how serious your injury, we will invest the time it takes to help speed your recovery and provide for your future.

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