A work-related injury – especially a severe one requiring extensive medical care – can cause serious hardship. Not only does the employee have to deal with the injury, treatment and recovery, but they are also facing the stress of whether they can return to work and the hardship placed on their family.
Workers’ compensation insurance is in place to prevent precisely those financial burdens and challenges. Unfortunately, that doesn’t always mean the system works in the employee’s favor.
If you’ve been injured on the job, it’s a smart idea to obtain legal counsel to help you navigate the process, to learn your rights and to protect your rights. Insurance companies have attorneys representing them, so it only makes sense for you to consult with an experienced workers’ compensation attorney as well.
A Commissioner, rather than a judge or a jury, hears workers’ compensation cases. Commissioners preside over hearings to decide the value of a case, what kind of treatment an injured worker is entitled to and whether the claim is compensable.
Prior to opening his own firm, Walter Hundley served as a South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commissioner and Chairman. Mr. Hundley has dedicated the majority of his career to helping clients get the insurance settlement they need to cover their medical expenses and living costs while they recover.
As a former Commissioner and Chairman, Walter Hundley helped to improve the Workers’ Compensation system, write regulations for it, and manage it. “I have a lot of respect for the workers’ comp system. I play by the rules – I helped write the rules,” Hundley says, “so it really upsets me when my client is being pushed around by somebody who’s not following the rules.”
Every case is different. Having presided over hundreds of cases, Mr. Hundley understands the importance of an injured employee being properly diagnosed, properly treated and properly compensated.
Many workers’ compensation claims are the result of serious injuries, which is why the Law Firm of Walter Hundley focuses on a number of practice areas, including:
Neck and back injuries
Head and brain injuries
Fatal workplace accidents
Hip and leg injuries
Shoulder and rotator cuff injuries
Stress, mental injuries and mental illness
Hearing and vision injuries
Hand and wrist injuries
For more than 25 years, Walter Hundley has been practicing exclusively as a plaintiff’s attorney in South Carolina. He and his team are dedicated to helping workers get the compensation they deserve after their injury.
Based on his many years of experience, Mr. Hundley has the knowledge to help his clients through every step of the process. “I can usually see what’s coming. I can go through the emotions with them; I can go through the stress with them. I try to take a load off from the unknown for them,” he says.
If you are in need of a workers’ compensation attorney in Charleston, contact us today for your free consultation.