SOUTH CAROLINA WORKERS’ COMPENSATION LAW
The Laws of Workers’ Compensation are intended to protect those injured on the job. With certain exceptions, employers in South Carolina are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance sufficient to provide compensation and causally-related medical treatment to injured workers. However, many employees find it difficult to obtain the benefits to which they are entitled under the Workers’ Compensation Act.
FILING A WORKERS’ COMPENSATION CLAIM
An employee who is injured at the workplace should immediately report the accident to his or her employer. The employer should be notified of on-the job injuries no later than ninety (90) days from the date of accident or the employee may risk losing the workers’ compensation benefits to which he or she is entitled. Claims for compensation under the Workers’ Compensation Act must be filed within two years from the date of accident. Failure to report an injury and/or to file a claim in accordance with the workers’ compensation statutes may result in a denial of benefits.
SOUTH CAROLINA WORKERS’ COMPENSATION LAWYER
Scheduling a consultation with an experienced workers’ compensation attorney is the most effective way to ensure that your rights and interests are protected following an on-the-job injury. The Law Firm of Walter Hundley provides competent and compassionate representation to each of our clients at all stages throughout a workers’ compensation claim. If you are looking for a Charleston attorney to help fight for your workers’ compensation claim, contact us today.
Personal injury claims arise from a variety of circumstances, from motor vehicle collisions to dog bites to slip & falls (just to name a few). While each type of case has its own set of rules and is handled differently, the bottom line is that in each situation, the negligence, carelessness, or recklessness of one causes injury to another. The law in South Carolina is designed to hold negligent, careless, and reckless individuals and businesses accountable for injuries that result from their disregard for the safety and well-being of others. When injuries result from a person’s or business’s negligent, careless, or reckless behavior, the injured party has a right to recover for the damages they sustain. However, injured parties often find it difficult to rely on the at-fault party’s insurance company to provide them the compensation they deserve.
Our Practice Areas
- Car wrecks / motor vehicle collisions / automobile accidents / trucking accidents
- Slip & Falls / Premises Liability
- Dog bites/attacks
- Boating accidents