Greer, South Carolina Workers' Compensation
The city of Greer has a strong industrial history, which began when the town served as a textile hub. Though the textile industry plummeted after foreign imports became commonplace, the people of Greer worked hard to bring new work to the town. Transportation now powers much of Greer’s economy, from the manufacturing of BMWs to interstate 85 and the GSP International Airport. Greer is also home to many locations that are members of the National Register of Historic Places. Greer’s history, which is built on the town’s culture of hard work and strong values, is what marks Greer as a unique city. It is the pride its citizens take in their role as workers that has kept Greer a prosperous town for so many generations.If these working people suffer injuries on the job, what can they do?
In Greer and throughout South Carolina, the workers’ compensation system exists to help injured workers get the financial compensation they need for medical treatment and wage replacement. Although the goal is to protect these individuals’ peace of mind and expedite their receipt of benefits, the system isn’t perfect, and this does not always happen. If you have been injured at work, a lawyer might be essential to protecting your financial interests. Grimes Teich Anderson LLP’s attorneys in South Carolina know how the state’s workers compensation law works and can protect these interests.Do I Need An Attorney?
If your worker’s compensation case is based on a minor injury and your work absences span a few days or weeks, your company's insurance provider should be able to handle your workers' compensation claim without too much difficulty.
You likely need the representation of an experienced workers’ compensation attorney if your injuries are severe, though. If there is a question about the legitimacy of your claim or how much money you are owed, legal representation is all that much more essential to protecting your rights and helping you get all you need to cover your expenses. Insurance companies hire massive teams of capable lawyers that will be looking out for your employer. You need an attorney with proven experience in taking on these formidable legal teams to protect your interests.
The workers’ compensation system in South Carolina is complicated. While we do our best to keep you out of legal confrontation whenever possible, sometimes it is necessary to represent you in hearings before the Workers’ Compensation Commission, or further to the Appellate Courts. The goal of the Greer workers’ compensation lawyers at Grimes Teich Anderson is get you the maximum benefits (link to SS page) to which you are entitled in your situation. Whether this process lasts for a few weeks of several months – and regardless of the number of official hearings involved – Grimes Teich Anderson is out to protect you.What Kinds of Benefits Am I Entitled To Receive?
The Workers’ Compensation system in South Carolina provides benefits for an injured worker including:
- Medical Benefits
- hospital bills
- doctor’s fees
- medical devices
- any other expenses related to your injury
- Reimbursement for travel to and from medical appointments
- Wage replacement (for injured workers who lose seven or more working days)
- Disability benefits for permanent disability and/or wage loss suffered as a result of your on-the-job injury
Those whose injuries are so extreme that they can never work again may be entitled to lifetime medical benefits and compensation for permanent and total disability.
You may be eligible to receive benefits from the worker’s compensation system even if you caused your own injury. Even if you had a previous injury in the same area, you may be able to receive compensation; you may also be owed workers' compensation for scarring, disfigurement, and other permanent injuries associated with an on-the-job injury.How Do I Proceed If I Am Injured At Work?
- Contact a superior and/or human resources official and be sure an incident report detailing the nature of your injury and all affected body parts is filed immediately.
- Seek appropriate medical attention.
- Call Grimes Teich Anderson LLP and ask a Greer worker's compensation lawyer for information on filing your claim and for your free case evaluation.
- Record costs associated with your injury.
- Record all workdays missed and the lost wages associated with these days.
- Keep all mention of your claim OFF of social media, including but not limited to Facebook and Twitter.
If you are still confused about the Workers’ Compensation system in Greer or anywhere in South Carolina, visit the South Carolina Industrial Commission website at www.wcc.state.sc.us.FREE CASE EVALUATION
Were you injured at work in Greer, South Carolina? Contact Grimes Teich Anderson today at (800) 533-6845 and ask for your free consultation with a Gaffney workers' compensation attorney. You may also complete a free case evaluation form online.
Grimes Teich Anderson LLP has law offices located in Spartanburg, Greenville, and Gaffney, South Carolina and Asheville, Waynesville, Rutherfordton, Spruce Pine, and Franklin, North Carolina.