Injured On The Job? Get The Workers’ Compensation Benefits You Deserve.
Accidents and injuries on the job are far too common in today’s workforce. In South Carolina, as in other states, the workers’ compensation system is designed to serve as a safety net for those who suffer work-related injuries or illnesses. You don’t have to prove fault to get workers’ comp benefits. All you have to show is that the injury is work-related.
Several types of benefits are available for injured workers and family members, including:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Disability benefits, if warranted
- Death benefits for surviving family members
To maximize your benefits, it’s important to build a strong claim from the outset. The workers’ comp process involves many deadlines. As soon as possible after an accident, injury or diagnosis, you should report your situation to your employer.
Challenging A Claim Denial
What if your claim for benefits gets denied? Unfortunately, denials are all too common. Your employer’s insurance company is ultimately looking out for its own bottom line, not your interests.
Fortunately, you can challenge the denial if you act quickly. You may be able to turn your case around at an administrative hearing. However, you shouldn’t attempt to navigate this process on your own. Neither the insurance company nor your employer is on your side.
At The Law Office of Kenneth M. Mathews in Columbia, we can help you pursue the benefits you deserve. Our lawyers have a wealth of experience appearing before the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commission. We understand the keys to building a strong case — including gathering the right expert medical testimony.