What You Need to Know after Being Injured at Work in South Carolina | HawkLaw, P.A.

What You Need to Know after Being Injured at Work in South Carolina

Posted in Personal Injury on July 26, 2019

One minute, you’re just doing your job, ready to clock out and enjoy a little bit of free time. The next, you’ve been injured on the job, and the ambulance may already be on its way. That could lead to a major life change, one that could affect not just your health but your career. 

When this happens, it’s important to act now to handle your work accident claim. While you may not have much time to file a claim after your injury, fortunately, a lawyer may be able to tell you what you need to know after being injured at work in South Carolina. 

We understand that a work injury can affect your quality of life, and we’re willing to help people like you understand their benefits, their rights, and their worker compensation claims. 

Your Rights to Benefits

One of the most important steps after a work injury is to determine what benefits you’re eligible for. Most employers with more than four employees are required to offer workers comp benefits, but what compensation are you due? 

First, you shouldn’t have to pay out of your own pocket for your medical expenses. Instead, your workers comp benefits should cover any and all necessary expenses for your treatment. That means more than the initial treatment is covered, so make sure you’re getting your full coverage.