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What You Need to Know After a Work Injury in South Carolina

Written by John D. Hawkins on . Posted in .

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. 

You should also receive some coverage for your wages. Your injuries may prevent you from working, which leaves you and your family without the money you need to survive. Fortunately, you may be eligible to receive a percentage of your original wages while you’re unable to work. 

What to Do after a Work Comp Denial

Unfortunately, you might have already tried to get your compensation and recover, but you were denied. You might be struggling now to deal with that workers comp claim denial, which leaves you without the resources you need for your recovery.

Fortunately, your South Carolina work compensation attorney may be able to help. Your lawyer can review the details of your case and dispute your claim denial on certain grounds. For example, it may be suspected that your work accident happened away from work. Your lawyer can help you build a case that disputes that claim. 

Talk to a Workers Comp Lawyer about Your Injury

If you’re struggling to overcome a severe injury after a work accident, it’s important to be informed about your options in the wake of your injury. You may not be sure what you need to know after being injured at work in South Carolina, though. 

The good news is that the lawyers at HawkLaw, PA can help you with that. We understand how tough it can be to overcome your injuries and get the workers comp benefits needed for your recovery. We offer free consultations* so we can discuss your injuries and your case and what you need to know before you get started. 

If you’re ready to discuss your work accident claim, your South Carolina work comp attorney is ready to talk. To get started, call 1-888-HAWK-LAW (429-5529) or fill out the online form below. 

HawkLaw services work comp claims throughout the state of South Carolina, or at our CharlestonGreenvilleSpartanburg, and Columbia law offices.

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Written By John D. Hawkins

John David Hawkins is the Founder and Owner of HawkLaw. He has been licensed to practice law in South Carolina since his graduation in 1994 from the University of South Carolina School of Law. Focusing on litigation, Mr. Hawkins is experienced handling Worker’s Compensation, Personal Injury, Social Security Disability, Administrative Law, and Criminal Law matters.

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