Workers’ Compensation Lawyer
Anderson, Greenville, and Spartanburg, South Carolina, and Surrounding Counties
A workplace injury can result in mounting medical bills, lost wages and even rehabilitation in order to learn a new skill if you can no longer perform the regular duties of your job. Every year there are hundreds of people put out of work due to an injury suffered in the workplace. Many of these people will never be able to work again, but will still need to worry about how they’re going to make ends meet.
Please contact our Greenville workers' compensation lawyers for a free initial consultation.
Reporting an Injury for Workers’ Comp
If you have suffered an injury on the job, notify your employer immediately. The employer should provide you necessary paperwork you must fill out for their insurance company. You must report your injury within a predetermined amount of time to your employer in order to be eligible for workers' comp benefits. Your employer is required by law to post workers’ comp regulations in a readily visible area in the workplace so all employees have easy access to it.
Collecting Lost Wages
If you have a written note from your doctor stating that you cannot work and you have missed more than three days consecutively from your regular work schedule due to your injury, you are entitled to collect compensation for your lost wages. Your compensation is determined by your average weekly salary prior to your injury.
If you are released by the doctor to return to work on modified duty, you are entitled to collect temporary partial disability benefits to make up for the difference in your wages since your accident.
Problems with Employer Cooperation and Workers’ Comp
If you have been released from medical care prematurely, you are entitled to get a second opinion. A second accredited physician will evaluate your case and your condition and will determine your rate of impairment and the expected date of your maximum medical improvement.
You are entitled to keep any doctor and physical therapy appointments relating to your injury. If your employer is attempting to intimidate you and is making your scheduled medical appointments difficult for you to be able to attend, you should contact an attorney.
If your employer's insurance company denies you benefits, a hearing will be scheduled during which you must prove your accident was work related. In the Greenville, Anderson, or Spartanburg, South Carolina, area, or surrounding counties, contact the attorneys at The White Davis & White Law Firm to represent you during this hearing.