South Carolina Work Illness Lawyer

Some jobs have hazards that can impact your health and make working difficult. If you’re struggling with an illness related to your job, call a South Carolina work illness attorney about getting compensation.

When you’re at work, you might be prepared for a work injury to happen. You do everything you can to prevent accidents, repetitive motion injuries, and other painful experiences that might make you unable to work for some time.

Unfortunately, you might not be able to avoid a work illness. Many workers develop illnesses because of their position and need work comp benefits, but you might not be sure how to get them. Fortunately, a South Carolina work illness lawyer from HawkLaw, PA can help.

If you’re struggling to receive your compensation, reach out to an attorney about what illnesses are covered and what you could receive. We’ll help you understand and demand your work comp rights.

Getting Compensated for a Work-Related Illness

Fortunately for many South Carolina workers, illnesses contracted because of a job are usually covered by workers compensation benefits. However, keep in mind that the disease had to originate from the job.

For example, if you’re a cashier, you might come into contact with sick people every day, and now you’ve contracted a serious contagious illness. Unfortunately, because this isn’t directly related to your position and could have been contracted anywhere, you may not receive benefits.

However, what if instead you worked with asbestos for years, and now you’ve contracted mesothelioma? This is a serious lung disease that can develop into a serious type of cancer, usually starting in the lungs. Conditions like these should be covered by your workers compensation.

Work Comp Benefits Offered in South Carolina

You’ve contracted a work-related illness in South Carolina, and now you’ve reported the illness for your benefits. So, what can you expect from your compensation? The following benefits could be recovered:

  • Medical Benefits – When you’re sick because of your job, your employer should cover your expenses. Any care, exams, or treatments should be covered by your work comp benefits.
  • Temporary Disability – Some illnesses might be serious but not lifelong. You might only need a short period of time off before you’re fully recovered and able to return to your original position. This could cover you if you’re completely unable to work or if you return for lighter duty.
  • Permanent Disability – Illnesses like mesothelioma are tough to treat, and you might be in no shape to work in the capacity you did again. If you’re unable to return to work or your original position, your disability benefits provide compensation to make up for these lost wages, as well.

Contact a South Carolina Work Illness Attorney

A work illness can make it just as difficult to return to work as an injury, but you might not be aware of how you’re covered for work illnesses and whether your illness counts. That’s why you may need a lawyer from HawkLaw, PA on your side.

Starting with a free consultation, a South Carolina work illness lawyer from our firm will review your claim and whether you qualify for benefits. If you do, we’ll fight to ensure you get the full benefits you deserve. To get started with our attorneys, give us a call at 1-888-HAWK-LAW (429-5529) or fill out the online form below.