Anderson, South Carolina Workers' Compensation
Anderson, South Carolina is a town built on labor. The city’s 230 manufacturers – 22 of which are multinational companies – encompass industries spanning automobiles and their parts, industrial machinery, plastics, metals, publishing, and textiles, among others. Anderson is also teeming with historic sites, sports and healthcare businesses, and education. Anderson’s roots are for many generations are in the business of American-made products, and the city stands as a daily example of human progress and the strides made by hard work. It is the city’s people – its workers – that make Anderson such an important part of the Upstate and South Carolina.So what if these workers are hurt on the job?
The South Carolina workers’ compensation system is designed to help injured workers get the financial benefits they need for medical treatment and replacement of lost wages while they are out of work because of an on-the-job injury. The system seeks to make this process as simple and painless as possible for victims of such injuries, but unfortunately the system is not without flaws, and this goal is often impossible to obtain.
This means that if you have been injured at work, you probably need the expertise and advisement of an experienced South Carolina workers’ compensation lawyer in order to collect the benefits to which you are entitled. Grimes Teich Anderson LLP’s South Carolina attorneys know the state’s workers’ compensation system and can protect your rights so you can collect and cover your expenses.How Do I Know If I need An Attorney?
If your injury is not extremely severe and absences from work span a few days or weeks, your company's insurance provider should be able to handle your workers' compensation claim without significant hassle to you or your employer. If your injuries are severe, though, or the legitimacy or size of your claim can be questioned for any reason, an experienced workers' compensation attorney is absolutely essential to helping you collect the financial benefits to which you are entitled. Insurance companies and their legal teams are notoriously well-funded and will do everything in their power to safeguard the financial interests of your employer and their provider. You have needs of your own, and you need an attorney to protect them.
The workers’ compensation system in South Carolina is very complex, both legally and logistically. 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 the Appellate Courts. No matter how many proceedings your case entails, though, the goal of the Anderson workers’ compensation lawyers at Grimes Teich Anderson is get you the greatest possible financial benefits (link to WC page) to help you handle your situation.
Work-related injuries impact workers and their families in many different ways, but they are almost always likely to place financial strain on the household. Without their previous income, injured employees are often left wondering how they will make ends meet. If you are hurt and are unable to work, cannot get access to the medical treatments needed for your situation, are not receiving your out-of-work benefits, or simply need help understanding the complicated Workers’ Compensation system in South Carolina, you should contact Grimes Teich Anderson in Anderson immediately for your free case evaluation.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 ( including but not limited to hospital bills, doctor’s fees, medications, surgeries, therapies, and medical devices)
- Travel to and from all medical appointments
- Wage replacement (if 7 or more workdays are missed)
- Disability benefits for permanent disability
If your injuries are so extreme that they make working again impossible, you may qualify for lifetime medical benefits and compensation for your pain and suffering.
Even if you caused your own injury, you may be eligible to receive benefits from the worker’s compensation system in South Carolina. A preexisting injury in the same area also does not automatically disqualify you from the collection of medical benefits, either. If you have been subjected to scarring, disfigurement, and other permanent ailments as a result of your on-the-job injury, you may qualify for a number of specific benefits.What should I do if I am injured at work?
- Notify your supervisor/employer immediately file a thorough incident report. (This report must to outline exactly how you were injured and exactly what body parts were hurt.)
- Seek immediate medical attention.
- Call Grimes Teich Anderson LLP and ask an Anderson worker's compensation attorney for your free case evaluation and information on filing your claim.
- Record any and all costs associated with your injury.
- Record the number of days you are unable to work.
- DO NOT DISCUSS YOUR CLAIM ON SOCIAL MEDIA. Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, and other social media sites jeopardize the validity of your claim and may cause you to lose some of your legal rights.
For general information on worker’s compensation in the state of South Carolina, consider visiting the South Carolina Industrial Commission website at www.wcc.state.sc.us.FREE CASE EVALUATION
Were you injured at work in Anderson, 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.