Industrial Injury Attorney Serving South Carolina
Our law firm can help after an on-the-job injury
Accidents can happen fast, especially in the workplace. In an instant, you may be severely injured and unable to do your job. You may be looking at significant medical bills and time away from work, thanks to an accident that was over in an instant.
In terms of workers' compensation, we call these types of accidents "industrial injuries." If you've been hurt on the job, you need an experienced industrial injury lawyer on your side to help you get the benefits you deserve to move forward with your life. You need Benjamin R. Matthews and Associates, LLC.
What is an industrial injury?
The word "industrial" may conjure images of factories and mills, but an industrial injury can happen at any time, in any workplace. Essentially, an industrial injury is any on-the-job injury that was sustained in a specific incident at a specific date and time.
Some common examples of industrial injuries include:
- Slip-and-fall accidents
- Car accidents
- Machinery-related accidents
- Construction accidents
- Falling objects
Remember that workers' compensation is a no-fault system. If the accident happened while you were on the job, you should be entitled to compensation even if it was your fault. There are some exceptions - for instance, if you intentionally injure yourself - but for the most part, you and your attorney only need to prove that your injury happened while you were at work.
How can an attorney help with my industrial injury?
Fault may not be an issue in workers' compensation cases, but that doesn't mean getting compensation for your injury is easy. The workers' compensation insurance company may dispute whether you were on the job at the time of your accident. They may try to argue that you had a pre-existing injury, or they may downplay the extent of your costs. That's why you need to contact us as soon as possible after your accident.
An experienced workers' compensation attorney from our firm can help you move your case forward and overcome the insurance company's arguments. We'll thoroughly investigate your injury, interview witnesses who saw your accident and review your medical records to make sure your benefits cover the full cost of your injury. And we'll handle all the negotiations with the workers' compensation insurance company on your behalf so that you can focus on what really matters - getting better.
If you've been hurt in an accident at work, Benjamin R. Matthews and Associates, LLC can help. Contact us right away. Call (803) 799-1700 to schedule a free consultation.