We hope that you never have to experience the complications that can result from a workplace injury. However, being prepared for such circumstances ensures the best possible outcome in the result of an incident. When it comes to being injured on the job, nothing is as helpful as someone who knows the intricacies of the law and will advocate on your behalf to see that you are fairly compensated. The dedicated staff Hyde Law Firm, P.A. knows that you are depending on worker’s compensation to survive while you recover from your accident. Like any other type of insurance claim, there is a complex system of rules and procedures that must be followed. That is why we work closely with you to educate you on what you need to do, as well provide you with the representation and service you desire.
If you are injured while at work, you should be entitled to 100% compensation for medical expenses and some lost wages (if you are unable to perform your duties while recovering). Like many states, however, South Carolina has a limited timeframe for job injury claims. That is why we recommend immediately reporting any incidents to your employer and obtaining the appropriate legal representation. As time passes, it will become more difficult to prove that your injury was caused by your job, which is why it is essential to provide your employer with written notification of the date, time, and nature of the specific injury. You should not rely on your employer or the insurance company to give you the benefit of the doubt regarding your claim; it is up to you to be quick and specific when reporting a workplace injury.
Many employers require that you complete an accident form, and if so, be sure to do so as soon as you can. Much like the available window of time for reporting injuries, the lack of an appropriate incident report could result in a denial of benefits. When it comes to worker’s compensation, it is always best to make sure you’re following all the rules. When you contact Hyde Law Firm, P.A., we will guide you through this process step-by-step, all in an effort to minimize the stress of the situation and maximize the compensation to which you are entitled.