Clemson, South Carolina Workers' Compensation
Clemson, South Carolina, is a town with history that spans the natural and the human. Besides Clemson University, the town’s largest employer and temporary population source, the South Carolina Botanical Garden, the Bob Campbell Geology Museum, Lake Hartwell, and Fort Hill Plantation serve as major opportunities for industry. A significant part of Clemson is located within the Greenville and Anderson metropolitan areas, placing it in the center of the Upstate’s booming economy. A town of progress as well as history, Clemson is a South Carolina leader in education, transportation, and public safety infrastructure. Clemson is a powerhouse because of the thousands of diligent workers that keep its many successful enterprises going.So if these workers are hurt on the job, what can they do?
Workers’ compensation laws exist to help injured workers get the financial compensation they need for medical treatment and wage replacement without significant hassle while they are out of work. In South Carolina, and throughout the United States, however, the system isn’t perfect; many times it is impossible to hope for the ease the system intends. If you have been injured at work, you may need the help of a lawyer to protect your rights and help you obtain essential financial benefits. Grimes Teich Anderson LLP’s attorneys in South Carolina know the state’s workers compensation policy and can use this knowledge to protect your rights.How Do I Know If I need An Attorney?
If your worker’s compensation case deals with a minor injury and your work absences span a few days or weeks, your company's insurance provider should probably be able to handle your workers' compensation claim without a lot of problems. You will likely need the representation of an experienced personal injury or worker’s compensation attorney if your injuries are severe, though. Similarly, if there are disputes about the legitimacy of your claim or the amount of benefits to which you are entitled, you need an experienced attorney to protect your rights and interests and help ensure you get all you need to cover your expenses. The insurance company and its lawyers will be looking out for your employer and the red line; let a Grimes Teich Anderson attorney in South Carolina look out for you.
The workers’ compensation laws in South Carolina are complicated. We do our best to keep you out of legal confrontation when we can, but sometimes it is necessary to represent you in hearings before the Workers’ Compensation Commission, or further to the Appellate Courts. The goal of the Clemson workers’ compensation lawyers at Grimes Teich Anderson is to get you the maximum benefits to which you are entitled in your situation. This remains the goal of Grimes Teich Anderson regardless of the amount of in-court representation your case requires, and we will do everything in our power to make your experience with the worker’s compensation system as simple as possible.
Work-related injuries often strain workers in ways that stretch far beyond the physical. They and their families often face difficult decisions when the lost wages mean they can no longer pay household bills. You should contact Grimes Teich Anderson in Clemson for a free case evaluation if…
- You are hurt and unable to work
- Are not getting proper medical treatment for your injury
- Have not received all the out-of-work benefits you need
- Have questions about the Workers’ Compensation process in South Carolina
The Workers’ Compensation system in South Carolina can provide financial benefits for an injured worker including medical Benefits (including but not limited to hospital bills and doctor’s fees, medications and medical devices, surgeries, and therapies), reimbursement for travel to and from medical appointments, wage replacement (if injuries cause work absence for longer than seven days), and disability benefits for permanent disability and/or wage loss suffered as a result of injury on the job. 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.
Even if you caused your own injury, you may be eligible to receive worker’s compensation benefits. You may be able to collect benefits for a particular injury even if you had a prior injury in the same area; you are often also owed workers' compensation for any scarring, disfigurement, and other permanent injuries that you were subjected to as a result of your injury.
If you are injured on the job and hope to make a successful claim through the workers’ compensation system, here are the things you MUST do.
- Tell your supervisor immediately. Make sure an incident report is filed on the spot. Such a report should outline exactly how you were injured and exactly what parts of your body were hurt.
- Seek medical attention.
- Call Grimes Teich Anderson LLP and ask a Clemson worker's compensation lawyeryou’re your free case evaluation and information on filing your claim.
- Keep track of injury-related costs.
- Keep track of the number of days you are unable to work.
- DO NOT discuss your case on any social media. The use of Facebook, Twitter, or any other social network as a means of discussing your case may irreparably damage the validity of a claim, and even if it does not harm the case will cause you issues in terms of privacy.
Please visit the South Carolina Industrial Commission at www.wcc.state.sc.us for more information on the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation system and current policies.FREE CASE EVALUATION
Were you injured at work in Clemson, 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.