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How to Resolve a South Carolina Work Comp Dispute

Posted in Workers Compensation on September 24, 2018

When you’re injured in a work accident in South Carolina, your first move will likely be to report your injury and seek workers compensation benefits. Unfortunately, you might not receive those benefits right away. Your employer or insurance company might dispute your claim and fight back.

When this happens, you’ll need to resolve that dispute as soon as possible. Fortunately, our attorneys can help you when you’re not sure how to resolve a South Carolina work comp dispute. We’ll guide you through the steps after you’re initially denied.  

Informal Conferences

Your first step toward your workers comp benefit may be to simply discuss the situation with your employer and their workers comp insurance company.

In an informal conference, you and your employer might discuss your claim while the commissioner or deputy commissioner presides over the case.

This option can let you answer any questions the insurer or employers have about your claim, as well. You’ll have a chance to discuss what you’re owed, what benefits you should continue receiving, and what benefits you can expect moving forward. Fortunately for many South Carolina residents, no further action may be needed.