Summerville Workers’ Compensation Lawyer

The purpose of state workers’ compensation programs is to offer compensation for workers who sustain injuries or illnesses from their workplaces, as well as to reduce the costs of job-related injury and illness for employers. Workers’ compensation is usually the sole remedy for injured employees; due to the benefits that the workers’ compensation system provides, covered employees are not allowed to file personal injury lawsuits against their employers.

However, employers do not always agree that workers’ compensation benefits are available to an employee in a certain situation, and there are some circumstances that the workers’ compensation system does not cover. Due to this potential for disputes over liability, the attorneys can be instrumental in helping Summerville workers get all of the compensation benefits for which they are eligible as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Injuries Not Covered

In some cases, injuries that occur in the workplace may not be covered by the workers’ compensation program, or the employer may try to dispute paying out workers’ compensation benefits to an injured worker. For instance, these scenarios might include the following:

  • Employees who purpose injure themselves while on the job
  • Employees who suffer an on-the-job injury because they are under the influence of alcohol or drugs in the workplace
  • Employees who sustain injuries when they are not actually on the job or at the workplace
  • Employees who suffer injury only because they have violated a company rule or policy

There are a few other circumstances where an employer might dispute workers’ compensation coverage. For example, if a worker was an independent contractor, as opposed to a traditional employee, workers’ compensation coverage is not available. The lawyers know how to handle workers’ compensation cases and have a firm knowledge of the law. As a result, they can help you with your workers’ compensation claim in Summerville.

Amount and Duration of Workers’ Comp Benefits

When a Summerville employee suffers a job-related injury or illness, workers’ compensation benefits are typically available, but disputes may arise about the amount of benefits to which an employee is entitled, or the duration for those benefits to be paid by the employer. While an employee may feel that he or she needs additional time for physical recovery, for instance, or that he or she has become permanently disabled as a result of the injuries, the employer may disagree and wish to limit the workers’ compensation benefits available to that employee, depending on the situation. In this situation, too, the assistance of an attorney can be invaluable in resolving disputes regarding workers’ compensation coverage.

Look to a Workers’ Compensation Attorney for Advice

Contact our team to schedule an appointment with an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer. We can evaluate your case, determine whether you are eligible for workers’ compensation benefits, and assess the duration and amount of the benefits to which you are entitled. You also can learn whether you are entitled to alternative benefits or remedies that may assist you as you recover from your injuries.

cta

Free Consultation

(987) 654-3210

The contents of this Web site are for informational purposes regarding legal issues in South Carolina and are not intended to convey detailed legal advice on specific issues. Transmission of the information contained in this site or any sites linked hereto is not intended to create, and receipt does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship. Our attorneys practice law only in jurisdictions we are properly authorized to do so and do not seek to represent anyone in any jurisdiction where this site does not comply with applicable laws and bar rules. The lawyers of the law firm of Howell and Christmas are licensed to practice law in the State of South Carolina. Readers should not act upon the information contained in this site without first seeking the advice of an attorney licensed to practice in your area.

Attorneys principally practice in Mt. Pleasant office, but we will meet you at the time and office most convenient to you. We will also come to your hospital room or home upon request.

The information given above are examples of actual cases with actual clients our law firm has handled in the past. The reviews listed on our website are endorsements and/or testimonials from actual clients. Any results our law firm may achieve on behalf of one client in one matter does not necessarily indicate similar results can be obtained for other clients.

Howell and Christmas is not a partnership but rather an association of two limited liability companies the Howell Law Group and Christmas Law Firm.