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Workers' Compensation Lawyers

If you were injured on the job, our Greenville workers' compensation lawyers can help you recover from the loss of income. Contact our law firm today.

Our Greenville Workers' Compensation Attorneys Will Fight For The Benefits You are Entitled to

An injury on the job can turn your entire world upside down. On top of your injuries, you may be left with partial or complete loss of a paycheck. Bills start accumulating, and when you can't work, you start worrying about how you will make ends meet.

We've seen firsthand the physical, psychological, and financial effects work injuries can have on people and their families. Our passionate workers' comp lawyers approach each case as if it were their own and offer skilled legal representation to preserve your workers' compensation rights. If you suffered an injury on the job in South Carolina, we'll help you on the road to recovery. Call our office today at 800-533-6845 or complete our free case evaluation form online to speak with one of our Greenville workers' compensation attorneys for free.

Steps to Take After a Work-Related Injury

Getting injured at work can be a challenging and stressful situation. Taking the proper steps after a work injury is crucial to ensure your well-being and protect your rights. Here's a general guide on what to do after a work injury.

  1. Seek immediate medical attention. If the injury is severe, seek emergency medical attention.
  2. Notify your employer.Report the injury to your supervisor or employer as soon as possible and no later than 90 days from the date of the accident. Provide details about how the injury occurred and the nature of your injuries. Record the date, time, and individuals you reported the injury to.
  3. Document the incident.Take notes on the circumstances surrounding the injury. Collect contact information for any witnesses to the incident. If possible, take photos of the accident scene or any hazardous conditions.
  4. File a workers’ compensation claim.Obtain the necessary forms from your employer or workers' compensation office and fill them out accurately, providing all required information. Submit the claim promptly to ensure timely processing.
  5. Follow medical advice. Adhere to the prescribed medical treatment plan and attend all appointments. Keep records of medical expenses, prescriptions, and other related costs.
  6. Communicate with your employer.Keep your employer informed of your medical status and any changes in your ability to work. Provide documentation from your healthcare provider regarding work restrictions or accommodations.
  7. Maintain detailed records. Keep copies of all correspondence, medical records, and documents related to your injury and workers' compensation claim. Document any communication with your employer, insurance company, or medical professionals.
  8. Consult with an attorney.If you encounter difficulties with your workers' compensation claim or have concerns about your rights, it’s essential to consult with a workers' compensation attorney. An attorney can guide you in navigating the claims process and ensure you receive the benefits you could be entitled to by law. They will also provide legal representation and attend hearings to ensure you receive the necessary benefits.

Injuries and Accidents That Qualify for Workers’ Compensation

Workers in all sorts of industries can suffer injuries in a workplace accident including:

  1. Occupational injuries
    • Injuries sustained while performing job-related tasks, such as strains, sprains, and fractures.
    • Repetitive stress injuries as a result of prolonged, repetitive activities.
  2. Traumatic accidents
    • Falls from heights or on slippery surfaces.
    • Machinery-related accidents that cause cuts, crush injuries, or amputations.
    • Vehicle accidents during work-related travel.
  3. Exposure-related injuries
    • Illnesses caused by exposure to hazardous substances or environments.
    • Respiratory conditions due to inhalation of toxic fumes or dust.
  4. Psychological injuries
    • Work-related injuries leading to mental health issues.
    • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) resulting from workplace injuries.
  5. Pre-existing condition aggravation
    • Aggravation of pre-existing conditions due to work-related activities.
    • Exacerbation of chronic conditions caused by workplace factors.
  6. Occupational diseases
    • Illnesses directly linked to specific occupations, such as asbestos-related diseases.
  7. Repetitive motion injuries
    • Conditions like carpal tunnel syndrome due to repetitive tasks.
    • Chronic pain syndromes resulting from prolonged, repetitive motions.

These injuries come in many forms, ranging from mild to severe. In some instances, the worker could become permanently disabled. Workers’ compensation cases require individualized attention from a workers’ compensation lawyer familiar with local laws and Commissioners for their best chance at maximum benefits.

Types of Compensation Available for Work-Related Injury or Illness

After suffering a work injury, you could be entitled to several forms of compensation including:

  • Coverage for medical bills and treatment-related expenses
  • Indemnity benefits for lost wages during the treatment and recovery period away from work
  • Permanent disability or disfigurement compensation
  • Future Medical Treatment

If you suffered an injury or contracted an illness while on the job, you have the right to file a workers' comp claim to seek medical and monetary benefits. However, not all conditions are immediately covered under workers' compensation.

South Carolina's workers' compensation is based on either the degree of impairment of your injured body part, the amount of wages that you can earn after your accident, or whether you are unable to ever work again as a result of your injuries. Additionally, an injured worker or surviving family member may be able to sue a third party whose negligence contributed directly to an injury or wrongful death. This could be a person, company, or manufacturer, other than your employer, that caused your work accident.

If you’ve been hurt in a workplace accident in South Carolina, speak with a workers’ compensation lawyer at Grimes Teich Anderson for free to review your rights and your options.

What is Workers’ Compensation Insurance?

Workers' compensation insurance provides lost wages and medical benefits to employees who sustain injuries, contract diseases, or experience a worsening of medical conditions due to their employment. If you experience a job-related injury, your employer or their insurance provider may be required to cover essential medical expenses associated with the injury.

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Preparing to File a Workers’ Compensation Claim

Preparation is critical when reporting a work injury and filing a workers’ compensation claim. Remember, documenting all injuries and medical conditions, notifying your employer promptly, and organizing all evidence before your trial is essential for a successful claims process. In addition, you must attend all hearings and court dates, identify your current limitations due to your injury, and write down exactly how the injury happened.

By reporting the workplace injury in writing, you create a formal record that can be crucial in the workers' compensation claims process. This documentation helps establish the connection between your injuries and the work-related incident, providing a foundation for your claim to be reviewed and processed. If you have any uncertainties or concerns about the reporting process, it's essential to consult with a workers' comp lawyer for guidance.

What The Insurance Company Doesn't Want You To Know

Regarding workers' compensation claims, what you don't know could cost you. Workers' Compensation laws vary between the Carolinas, so it's important to understand your rights under the law. When seeking workers' compensation benefits, here are four things you should know regarding your rights under workers' compensation laws:

  1. You could be eligible to receive workers' compensation benefits even if you are the one who caused your injury.
  2. You may be able to receive compensation for medical prescriptions, mileage, and other travel expenses.
  3. You might be eligible for benefits for a particular injury even if you had a previous injury in that area.
  4. You may be owed workers' compensation for scarring and permanent injuries.

For more information about South Carolina's workers' compensation law, please visit the South Carolina Industrial Commission's website.

What Should I Do if My Workers' Compensation Claim is Denied?

Speaking with an attorney well-versed in workers' compensation appeals is critical, as the process can be challenging to navigate alone. Call us at 800-533-6845 or complete our free case evaluation form online to schedule a free consultation with a workers' comp lawyer.

Why Should I Hire A Workers' Comp Lawyer?

Although your workers' compensation claim may not require a court hearing, that doesn't mean that you don't need sound legal advice to protect your best interests. If the injury is severe or there is a dispute about your claim or the amount of money you are owed, you will likely need a workers' compensation lawyer to advocate for you. While we aim to avoid unnecessary conflict, sometimes, we must represent you in hearings. This ensures that you're getting the best possible chance at recovery.

At Grimes Teich Anderson, we take pride in our ability to serve all our clients with personalized attention, care, and professional legal advice. For over 40 years, our law firm has helped clients recover the compensation they are entitled to under the law for their workplace injuries.* Let us help you, too. Contact us today for a free case evaluation and answers to your questions.

The Advantages of Hiring a Workers’ Comp Lawyer to Handle Your Claim

The legal dispute process in South Carolina is complicated, and it could be challenging to navigate when seeking workers’ compensation benefits after an injury on the job. Fortunately, a workers’ compensation lawyer can protect your rights as they handle your claim from start to finish by:

  • Navigating the complex legal process. Workers' compensation laws can be complex and vary by state. An experienced local workers’ comp attorney understands the South Carolina workers' compensation system and can guide you through the process.
  • Ensuring timely filing. Missing deadlines or not adhering to specific procedures can jeopardize your claim. An attorney ensures that all paperwork is filed correctly and submitted on time on your behalf, avoiding potential delays or denials.
  • Gathering evidence and building a strong case. An attorney can help collect and organize the necessary evidence to support your claim, including medical records, witness statements, and accident documentation. This can strengthen your case and improve the likelihood of approval.
  • Negotiating with insurance companies. Insurance companies may attempt to minimize payouts or deny valid claims in an attempt to maximize profits. An attorney can negotiate with the insurance company to ensure you receive fair compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages while protecting your rights.
  • Contesting denied claims. An attorney can help you appeal the decision if your claim is denied. They understand the process and can present a compelling case to the South Carolina Workers' Compensation Commission.
  • Calculating the value of your claim. Determining the full extent of the compensation you’re entitled to can be challenging. A South Carolina workers’ compensation lawyer can assess the value of your claim, considering factors such as medical expenses, rehabilitation costs, lost wages, and potential future medical needs.
  • Handling legal proceedings. In some cases, legal hearings may be necessary. An attorney can represent you at hearings, presenting your case and arguing on your behalf.
  • Providing peace of mind. Dealing with a work-related injury can be stressful. Having an attorney lets you focus on your recovery as you rest assured that your workers’ comp case is in good hands.

We Fight for The Hardworking People in Greenville, South Carolina

Workers' compensation laws are complicated, but you don't have to fend for yourself for the benefits you need and deserve. Contact Grimes Teich Anderson and ask for your free consultation to speak with a Greenville workers' comp lawyer. With office locations throughout North Carolina and South Carolina, including an office in Greenville, SC, our workers' compensation lawyers are determined to help injured workers maximize their benefits and get them on the road to recovery.

Contact us today by submitting a form below or calling our office at 800-533-6845 for a free legal consultation.

Our Greenville, South Carolina Office Location: 111 E North St. Greenville, SC 29601

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We have multiple locations in the Carolinas to serve you

Grimes Teich Anderson offers free injury consultations and can get started on your case electronically.


535 College St,
Asheville, NC 28801
(828) 251-0800

Personal Injury Fax:
(828) 210-0178

Workers' Comp Fax:
(828) 236-9200


244 Porter St Suite D,
Franklin, NC 28734
(828) 564-2488

Personal Injury Fax:
(828) 210-0178

Workers' Comp Fax:
(828) 236-9200


117 Laurel Dr,
Rutherfordton, NC 28139
(828) 286-1033

Personal Injury Fax:
(828) 210-0178

Workers' Comp Fax:
(828) 236-9200


12474 NC-226,
Spruce Pine, NC 28777
(828) 766-7700

Personal Injury Fax:
(828) 210-0178

Workers' Comp Fax:
(828) 236-9200


385 N Haywood St,
Waynesville, NC 28786
(828) 452-7888

Personal Injury Fax:
(828) 210-0178

Workers' Comp Fax:
(828) 236-9200


111 E North St,
Greenville, SC 29601

Phone: (864) 421-0770
Fax: (877) 518-0107

*Each case is different, so not all information on this website, as well as some which may not be provided, will apply to every case. Because the facts and relevant laws are different from case to case, Grimes Teich Anderson does not guarantee that the outcome, results, or experiences with one lawyer or one case will be similar to another.

Except for Employment Law Cases, Attorney's fees are a percentage of the entire recovery and will be deducted before other expenses. In addition to the fee in these cases, Client will be responsible for litigation expenses, which will either be deducted from the recovery or paid by the client. Some Employment Law Cases may be handled on a contingency fee basis and others handled on an hourly basis, where the client is billed for the hours spent on the case. Based on our experience, we will advise you of the most appropriate fee arrangement in Employment Law cases.

Material on this website is for information purposes and is not legal advice.

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