South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Overview
Have you been injured on the job?
If you suffer a work-related injury, you are entitled to financial compensation. You may not think you need a workers’ compensation lawyer, but the process can be overwhelming without one to lead the way. Once a work accident occurs, your employer’s insurance company gets involved. As an insurance carrier, their main interest is to minimize your damage and protect their assets throughout the workers’ compensation process.
As a personal injury lawyer, Mr. Schiller deals with insurance companies every day. We work hard to make sure that you get the workers’ compensation benefits to which you are entitled. In South Carolina, there are three types of damages in a workers’ compensation claim. They are temporary disability benefits, medical benefits, and permanent disability benefits. If you have been in a work accident, and are not receiving these benefits, contact Schiller & Hamilton to talk to a workers’ compensation attorney.
Injured at Work in South Carolina?
We handle work-related injury cases that involve:
- Back injuries
- Neck injuries
- Upper and lower extremities
- Head injuries
- Repetitive stress injury
Adverse Medical Care in SC
It may sound like a contradiction in terms, but it is not. The minute you file a claim, your employer’s insurance company tries to choose your doctor for you. If you do not submit to the exam, they may withhold your benefits. As you can probably guess, this doctor may not have your interests in mind. If the doctor follows your employer’s interests, you may not get all the benefits and medical care that you need.
We can help. We assist you in finding an alternative physician. We also let the insurance company know that we are looking out for you. Often, when a carrier knows that an employee has retained an attorney, it is more likely to negotiate a better deal. In addition, we review all of your workers’ compensation documents. We make sure that your weekly income is accurately represented so that you receive the full amount of financial compensation to which you are entitled.
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