Although workers' compensation claims generally do not require court hearings, this doesn't mean that you don't need sound legal advice regarding your rights. If, however, the injury is severe or there is a dispute about your claim or the amount of money you are owed, you will need a workers' compensation lawyer to protect your rights. 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. At Grimes Teich Anderson, we take pride in our ability to serve all our clients with personalized care and top-quality legal advice.
In the very beginning, dealing with a Worker's Compensation injury was something I thought I could handle on my own. I found out very quickly that is not the case. You all have been in my corner from day one and I am so grateful for everything. I will never be able to repay your patience and kindness, thank you so much!!
Dealing with my workers compensation claim thru the companies insurance company was a truly de-humanizing experience. I turned to GTA for help and not only did they spend many hours pouring over my case, but they made me feel like I was a worthwhile case and empathized with my plight.
[They] were awesome with my case!! Very informative and always made sure I understood what was taking place!
Worked very hard to get the most money from the insurance companies involved in the case!!
The workers’ comp (insurance) group was treating me like I had done something wrong. I don’t think I’ve ever been treated so important and my voice mattered.
After my injury, I originally thought I didn’t need a lawyer for Worker’s Comp...After a few weeks I realized that dealing with Worker’s Comp wasn’t going to be easy. They were always completely honest and respectful. They always took the time to answer my questions. Always answering my calls and responding to my emails immediately.
I highly recommend Grimes Teich Anderson to everyone that's been hurt on the job and is facing problems with workers' comp. It's not easy doing it alone. Companies say they will settle and it's not much. You need to have an attorney, it makes a huge difference. They do all the work for you and stand up for you when you don't understand the whole system.
Our lawyers will work closely with expert investigators and experienced case managers to thoroughly review the details of the accident and calculate the full extent of your losses, so you’re compensated fairly. Let the experienced team of attorneys at Grimes Teich Anderson represent you.
If you suffered an injury, illness, disease, or death while on the job, you have the right to file a workers' compensation claim to seek medical and monetary benefits for workers’ compensation benefits. However, not all conditions are covered under workers’ compensation.
Medical expenses, lost wages, retraining, and vocational rehabilitation may be covered under workers' compensation. In North Carolina, usually, your award for lost earnings will equal about two-thirds of your gross income, which is averaged from a period before the date of injury. South Carolina’s compensation for is based on either the degree of impairment of your injured body part, the amount of wages that you are able to 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 can potentially 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 your workers’ compensation claim has been denied, consult a reputable workers’ compensation attorney to determine the next steps. Call the workers’ compensation lawyers at Grimes Teich Anderson today to schedule a free consultation.
When it comes to workers' compensation claims, what you don't know could cost you. Workers’ Compensation laws in North and South Carolina vary and it is important that you speak to one of our workers’ compensation lawyers that practice in your particular state. Here are seven things you should know regarding your rights under workers' compensation law:
In South Carolina, you have the right to seek a second opinion medical examination even if your claim was denied.
You could be eligible to receive workers' compensation benefits even if you are the one who caused your injury.
In South Carolina, the workers' compensation insurance company may have as little as 30 days to make a decision once you have properly filed your claim.
You may be able to receive compensation for medical prescriptions, mileage, and other travel expenses.
You might be eligible to receive benefits for a particular injury even if you had a previous injury in that same area.
Workers' compensation insurance companies cannot require pre-authorization for some types of care.
You may be owed workers' compensation for scarring and permanent injuries.
It costs you nothing up front and you will only pay if we win your case.