If you or a loved one has been involved in a motor vehicle accident in South Carolina,
a car and truck accident lawyer with our firm will fight to help you obtain compensation you deserve.
South Carolina Workers' Compensation
Workers' Compensation MAY BE YOUR ONLY SOURCE OF INCOME IF INJURED!
At Peake & Fowler Law Firm, P.A., we understand workers' compensation law for on-the-job injuries. We understand that no worker deserves to suffer a financial hardship because of an injury at the workplace. If you were injured at work, you need an attorney who can handle your on-the-job injury and get you the benefits you deserve.
In South Carolina, the law protects employees and their families from hardships or loss of income due to injuries or death through workers' compensation. In general, employers with more than four part-time or full-time employees are required to provide workers' compensation insurance (once known as workman's comp) for their employees.
If you are injured while working in South Carolina, you can file a workers' compensation claim, which can help pay for your medical costs and allow you to receive temporary benefits while out of work. Your workplace injury may be a result of an accident, injury or an occupational disease.
Common work injuries include:
- Back, neck, shoulder, knee or arm injuries
- Heart attacks
- Bone fractures
- Carpal tunnel or other repetitive motion injuries
If you are injured at work, your employer's worker's compensation insurance is responsible for paying the following types of benefits:
- Medical expenses
- Wages during your time away from work
- Compensation for any permanent impairment
- Death benefits if a fatal injury
How a Workers' Compensation Lawyer Can Help Your Case
Workers' compensation law is complicated and individual cases can become complex. If you are not being treated fairly by the insurance company or your employer, you will need an experienced workers' compensation lawyer who can protect your rights. If your claim was denied, we can fight for you. We can help you file a claim with the Workers' Compensation Commission if your employer is disputing your claim.
At Peake & Fowler Law Firm, P.A., we make sure our clients' benefits are being paid promptly and properly. We can help under any of the following circumstances:
- If the insurance company improperly stops paying benefits
- If you are not getting your medical bills paid or not receiving proper medical treatment
- If your employer is retaliating because of a workers' compensation claim
- If you are being investigated because of your workers' compensation claim
There may be other situations in which you will need an attorney. Get in touch with us today.
Workers' Compensation Financial Assistance
If you collect workers' compensation, you will receive money on a weekly or biweekly basis and medical benefits. In general, you may receive two-thirds of your weekly wage. You may be entitled to any number of workers' compensation disability benefits, depending on the injury. These disability benefits might include medical care coverage or death benefits in the case of a workplace fatality.
In some workplace cases, if someone other than the business owner creates a hazard, that "third party" may be responsible if you are injured. A lawyer can help you obtain compensation from the third party (someone other than your employer).
Contact a Workers' Compensation Lawyer
For experienced legal assistance, contact Peake & Fowler Law Firm, P.A., serving Columbia and surrounding communities in South Carolina. A workers' compensation lawyer can fight for your rights.
Call 1-800-WIN-WIN-1 or (803) 788-4370 today for your free personal injury consultation.
Remember, your initial consultation is free, and you don't pay us unless we get money for you.