St. George Workers Compensation Lawyer

Like most states, the state of South Carolina offers the benefit of a workers’ compensation program, which is designed to provide financial compensation to those who suffer injuries or family members of loved ones killed on the job. Injured parties can use benefits to pay for medical expenses related to their injuries, lost earnings while unable to work due to injury, and disability benefits if the injury causes permanent impairment. Likewise, surviving family members of those who suffer fatal injuries will be entitled to death benefits, which can be used toward outstanding medical bills, funeral and burial costs, and loss of income to the family.

This program is administered by the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commission. However, South Carolina laws in this area can be complicated and the claims process may be difficult to navigate for the uninitiated. The workers’ compensation attorneys at Christmas Law Firm have represented hundreds of injured workers and their families over the years. Let us fight for your rights; call our office today to schedule an appointment about any potential claim that you may have.

Injuries in the Workplace in South Carolina

Millions of workers nationwide suffer from injuries and illnesses that occur as a result of work-related incidents each year. Thousands of workers die each year while on the job. While some injuries are relatively minor, others are much more serious, which can lead to permanent impairment or even death. Common workplace injuries or illnesses that can result in a claim for benefits in St. George include:

  • Physical injury due to repetitive motion or strain
  • Asthma or other breathing difficulties
  • Falls from ladders or scaffolding
  • Slip and falls due to spills and other dangerous surface conditions
  • Automobile or truck accidents
  • Mesothelioma
  • Exposure to toxic chemicals
  • Failure of equipment

All of these workplace situations may cause a worker to suffer serious or even fatal injuries. When such a situation occurs, it is essential that you contact an experienced attorney serving St. George for assistance with your claim.

What to Do after a Workplace Injury or Accident

If injured on the job, you should notify your supervisor and immediately seek medical treatment for your injuries. In most cases, your employer will choose the doctor or medical facility that will provide you with treatment. You also may be asked to complete a written report about the accident that led to your injury or your employer may interview you about what happened. Your next step, however, should be to contact a lawyer which regularly handles these kinds of cases. Although we can never guarantee results in your case, you will be able to count on us for honesty, hard work, and advocacy on your behalf.

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