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With few exceptions, if you are injured on the job while working for another individual or entity you are entitled to compensation. Under the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Law, you may be entitled to compensation for lost wages during your recovery, necessary medical expenses, and any disability or disfigurement you suffer as a result of your injury. Some workers who have lost the function of a body part may also be entitled to permanent disability benefits.
However, it’s not always easy to get this money. Sometimes an employer and the insurance carrier fight an employee’s claim for any number of reasons. Our experienced workers’ compensation attorneys know how to handle insurance carriers or employers that are seeking to deny injured workers from the benefits they rightly deserve.
In workers’ compensation cases, you are not required to show that your employer was negligent in order to recover. Your own negligence does not bar recovery. The South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Law also applies to occupational diseases contracted as a result of employment. Your rights to compensation may be waived or barred if you do not comply with time limitations for providing notice to your employer and filing your claim. If you’ve been injured while on the job, please contact us immediately.