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While on Workers Compensation Benefits, Can I Get Fired?

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The idea of not being able to return to work after an injury is a terrifying prospect. This is particularly true if a workplace injury interferes with injured workers’ basic ability to do their jobs. At-will states like South Carolina do not require employees to document a legal reason for terminating your employment.  What most people do not realize, however, is that there are limits to at-will employment, especially when it comes to protections for those who file a workers’ compensation claim. The right workers’ compensation attorney can help guide you through the process of filing a workers’ comp claim without fear of retaliation. At Ha…

Mental Benefits for South Carolina Workers’ Compensation

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Serious workplace injuries can affect you for a long time, both physically and emotionally. People who experience a traumatic event are at high risk for developing mental health disorders such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), acute stress disorder, depression, and anxiety. These psychiatric disorders can be just as disruptive as physical injuries to many people. They not only make it difficult to cope with day-to-day life but also may affect your long-term health. If you experience such a condition, HawkLaw workers’ compensation attorneys will help you get compensated for your injuries, so you can spend more time recovering from y…

How Are Workers’ Comp Disputes Resolved in South Carolina?

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After an injury, you will need to seek compensation as soon as possible for your suffering. The debt following a work accident can be devastating, and you and your family do not need that stress. Fortunately, your South Carolina workers’ compensation should cover your medical care or permanent disability, right? Not necessarily, as your employer might dispute your injury claims. They may say you were not injured at work, you did not file on time, or their insurance carrier says your injuries did not meet the definitions set by the state of South Carolina. They may claim you are ineligible, and if so, you will need to fight back for your co…

What Workers Compensation Covers in South Carolina

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Your work environment should be a safe place in order for you to complete your duties effectively. Like many workers, you commute to work each day with the expectation that you will be safe and free of injuries. Unfortunately, workplace injuries are far more common than they should be. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2020, 2.7 million workers suffered non-fatal injuries, and 4,764 workers suffered a fatality. If you have been injured in your workplace, it is a good idea to speak with an experienced South Carolina workers’ compensation lawyer as soon as possible who can help you get access to the resources you need to r…

Will Lost Wages Be Covered By Workers Comp

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Experiencing a workplace-related injury can cause plenty of negative consequences, whether it be through lost wages, medical care and treatment, or navigation of South Carolina’s complicated workers’ compensation laws. Even in cases where the employer is likely at fault for an injury, you can still have your claim denied. Those unfamiliar with their rights may end up losing thousands of dollars in benefits in the process, and that can lead to devastating financial hardship. At HawkLaw, we have fought and won more than $200M for our clients. We will diligently fight as hard as we can to help you receive the compensation you deserve. What Co…

How Do I File for Work Comp in South Carolina

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When you’re already suffering a workplace injury, the last thing you want to do is mess with the paperwork necessary to file a workman’s comp claim. Yet, in South Carolina, you have a limited amount of time to file a claim to get compensation, and the amount of compensation will depend on how well you file the claim. Workers’ compensation is a complex process, but it is your right to obtain financial support if you’ve been hurt on the job. Let HawkLaw walk you through the process. Call 888.HAWK.LAW or use our contact page for help with your South Carolina Workman’s Comp claim. What Is a Workers’ Comp Claim? The Workers’ Compensation Act in…

Workers’ Comp Claim in South Carolina

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Getting hurt on the job is a frightening situation to face. Not only do you have lost wages, but you’ll also have mounting medical bills. It is worrisome to wonder how it is all going to get paid. How long can a worker’s comp claim stay open in South Carolina? Could this help you get back on track if you get workers’ compensation? If you act fast, you may be entitled to worker’s compensation claims. Contact our South Carolina workers’ comp lawyers at 888.HAWK.LAW to start your claim. How Long Do I Have to File a Workers’ Compensation Claim? Under the Workers’ Compensation Act in South Carolina law, a person has the right to seek out financ…

How Long Does Workers Comp Last After Injury?

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Workers’ compensation is an excellent resource for injured employees in South Carolina. Injured workers can receive monetary benefits for their lost wages, medical bills, and disability without having to prove fault after a work-related accident. The design of workers’ compensation makes it so that injured employees receive benefits as long as they need to, until they can return to work. Find out how long your workers’ comp benefits might last after a recent work injury. What are the Different Types of Workers’ Compensation Payments? If you qualify to receive workers’ compensation benefits, you will receive a check from the South Carolina …

What to Do about a Workers Comp Denial in South Carolina

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When you file your South Carolina workers’ compensation claim, you want the full benefits you need to help you overcome your injuries. Unfortunately, your recovery isn’t always easy. Instead, your claim might have been denied. Dealing with a work comp denial can be difficult, but you’ll have a chance to take action on behalf of your claim. However, you may not know how to successfully approach a workers’ compensation denial in South Carolina. If you are not familiar with the laws and details of your denial, you may be stumped on how to proceed. Fortunately, you will have a chance to look into your denial and work to get the full benefits y…

What Worker’s Comp Will Cover & How to Maximize Compensation

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In South Carolina, most employers must carry a minimum amount of compensation to cover employees in the event of injury. South Carolina worker’s compensation laws apply to most full-time, part-time, and seasonal employees. An employer with four or more employees must pay for injuries if an employee cannot work for over seven days due to a workplace-related injury or illness. Benefits of Worker’s Compensation in South Carolina After a workplace accident, many employees wonder about their benefits. Worker’s compensation insurance offers a variety of benefits to help injured workers cope with injuries or illnesses, but it does not fully compe…
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