Greenville, South Carolina Workers' Compensation
From the time it was called the “Textile Center of the World” in 1917 until more recently being named by Bloomberg Businessweek as the 3rd Strongest Job Market, the hard working men and women of Greenville, South Carolina have propelled the city forward. They helped build Donaldson Air force Base during World War II, renovated streets and buildings during the revitalization of Greenville’s downtown and built its interstates and airport among other things. Hard workers also teach in Greenville’s schools, work in hospitals and major manufacturing companies.
The city and Greenville County, with its combined population of more than 467,000 people, could not thrive and forward without workers like these and others, but what happens when people get injured on the job?
South Carolina workers' compensation laws are meant to offer fast, hassle-free compensation to employees injured at work. Employers and their insurance companies should provide employees with workers' compensation benefits without putting up a complicated fight. Unfortunately, this does not always happen.
The Greenville workers compensation attorneys at Grimes Teich Anderson LLP know the law regarding injured workers and they want to help you.
Being injured on the job can cause all kinds of pain physically, but it also can cause plenty of anxiety if you are no longer able to pay your bills and take care of your family. Living expenses like your mortgage, rent, car payments, utilities and food don't disappear just because you get injured on the job and can’t work, and you shouldn't have to wait for the compensation that you are entitled to under South Carolina law.Why do I need a workers' compensation attorney?
The South Carolina workers’ compensation system is complicated, and you need sound legal advice regarding your rights. Your employer has an insurance company with attorneys who will look out for the best interest of your employer.
If your injury is minor and you're absent from work for a couple of weeks, your company's insurance company could process your workers' compensation claim quickly and easily. However, if your injury causes you not to be able to return to work or your employer’s insurance company denies your claim or doesn’t give you the full amount to which you are entitled, you will need an experienced workers’ compensation attorney to protect your interests.
While we try to help you avoid unnecessary controversy, sometimes we will need to represent you in hearings before an administrative Law Judge and further to the Appellate Courts.
It is the goal of the Greenville workers’ compensation lawyers at Grimes Teich Anderson is to help you obtain the maximum benefits that you are entitled to receive.What kinds of workers' compensation benefits am I allowed to receive?
Workers compensation in South Carolina is meant to cover:
- Medical costs including hospital stays and doctor’s fees, surgeries, medications, medical devices and therapy.
- Out of work benefits for injured workers unable to work more than seven days.
- Benefits for any permanent disability or wage loss as result of a work injury.
- Reimbursement for travel to and from appointments.
- You may be eligible to receive benefits for a particular injury even if you had a previous injury in that same area.
- You may be entitled to workers' compensation if you have scars are disfigured, or have permanent injuries.
- You may be eligible to receive workers’ compensation benefits even if you are the one who caused your own injury.
- A person who is so injured that it has been determined that they can never return to work again is entitled to receive lifetime medical benefits.
- Tell your employer right away.
- Get medical help immediately.
- Be sure an incident report is written and that it states exactly how you were injured and which body parts were injured.
- Call Grimes Teich Anderson LLP and ask one of our Greenville, SC workers' compensation lawyers for information on how to file a claim.
- Keep track of expenses associated with your injury and the number of days you are unable to work.
- • NEVER discuss your case on social media websites, such as Facebook, MySpace or Twitter.
Please visit the South Carolina Industrial Commission at www.wcc.state.sc.us.FREE CASE EVALUATION
Were you injured at work? Contact Grimes Teich Anderson today at (800) 533-6845 and ask for your free consultation to speak with a Greenville workers' compensation attorney. You may also complete our free case evaluation form online.
Our Greenville office is located downtown at 111 E. North Street. Click here for map and driving directions.
Grimes Teich Anderson LLP has law offices located in Greenville, Spartanburg and Gaffney, South Carolina and Asheville, Waynesville, Rutherfordton, Spruce Pine and Franklin, North Carolina.