If you were injured at work, Workers Compensation insurance can protect you. In South Carolina, injuries on the job are all too common-in the healthcare industry, on construction sites, in factories. Even so, many folks put up with the pain of workplace injuries without using Workers Compensation insurance to help pay medical bills. And some who do submit an application are denied coverage or have their benefits terminated early while they're still recovering.
Some of the most common workplace accidents & injuries in our area include:
If you were injured on the job or suspect your pain is from a work injury, call the workers compensation lawyers at Benjamin R. Matthews and Associates, LLC at (803) 799-1700. We understand how vital these benefits can be for injured workers, especially if your workplace injury results in a long-term disability.
If you become disabled because of work accident injuries, a workers' compensation settlement can cover lost wages. If you lost a loved one due to a death on the job, this insurance helps families dealing with a wrongful death. Any injury at work or job fatality due to occupational health hazards or safety violations should be covered.
Going after payments and dealing with insurance adjusters, doctors and your employer can be intimidating. When you're involved in a third-party work accident situation, in which someone other than your employer contributed to your work injury, the Workers Comp process can be even more complex. We can help you navigate your way through the system and aggressively pursue the benefits you deserve, including disputing denied claims and early termination of benefits.
Even if you have known your boss for years and are a loyal employee who doesn't want to cause a fuss, remember that your health and well-being is important to your employer too, especially if you have a family to support. Every boss knows workers get injured sometimes. And when you get hurt, you're entitled to receive benefits to cover the costs associated with your injury.
You have rights, and we make sure they're respected. Standing up for injured South Carolina workers drives us to work hard every single day. Your best interests come first at Benjamin R. Matthews and Associates, LLC. Contact our law firm today.