Permanent Benefits Claims In South Carolina Workers’ Compensation
Understanding Impairments and Disability Ratings in Workers’ Comp Law
If you suffered a serious injury at work, you might be eligible for ongoing disability benefits under the South Carolina workers’ compensation system. Our workers’ compensation lawyers deal with complex legal, medical, and procedural issues and disputes of all kinds. We can guide you through the workers’ compensation process to ensure that you receive the full amount of the benefits that you’re entitled to. To learn more about your rights in a serious work-related injury case, contact us in Rock Hill, or Beaufort for A Complimentary Strategy Session about your legal options,
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No matter how severely you were hurt in an accident on the job, the objective of the workers’ compensation system is to replace income that you stand to lose as a result of the injury. If the state determines that your career in any occupation will be shortened by at least 300 weeks, you might be entitled to a one-time payment for permanent disability.
Our attorneys understand the important distinction between impairments and disability ratings. These depend not only on the nature and impact of a physical injury, but also on the consequences of an injury for your ability to pursue a particular occupation or career.
Our job as South Carolina workers’ compensation lawyers is to show how the physical impairments you suffered in a job-related accident will affect you over time in the work you actually performed before your injury. If you work in a physically demanding field like construction, truck driving or home health aid, the disability rating you receive from a given injury should normally be higher than it would be for an office worker.
We know how to file your claim and work with such factors as medical evidence, age, education, job training and workplace technology to show how a given set of physical impairments can shorten your productive career in a given occupation. The higher disability rating we can prove on your behalf, the more you will collect in permanent disability benefits.
Overcoming the Objections of Workers’ Comp Insurers and Company Doctors
South Carolina workers’ compensation insurers and the doctors they employ are not known for their generosity in assigning disability ratings. Our attorneys know how to develop and present the medical and vocational evidence necessary to overcome their reluctance to recognize the effect of serious injuries on your ability to support your family over time.
To find out more about our ability to protect your interests on permanent disability issues in South Carolina workers’ compensation, contact the Schiller & Hamilton in Rock Hill, or Beaufort for A Complimentary Strategy Session.