Workers’ Compensation is a type of insurance designed to compensate employees who become injured while working. Often these injuries are the result of some accident that occurred at work in one instant. However, sometimes injuries still qualify if they were the result of overuse that occurred over the course of time. To gain access to the money that is rightfully owed them, injured employees have to successfully file a workers’ compensation claim.
What Workers’ Compensation Covers Once Filed
When a claim is successfully filed, compensation covers the loss of wages for the worker during the time they were unable to work due to their injury. It also covers the medical treatment they need to get better and even provides compensation for permanent disfigurement or disability that occurred as a result of the accident.
The Process of Filing Isn’t Always Easy
Although it seems cut-and-dry, the process of filing a South Carolina Workers’ Compensation claim is anything but easy. You have to be able to prove your injuries through the claims process and sometimes even fight your employer’s denial of your injuries. That is why it’s important to have a legal team behind you that understands the process. We at Jordan Law Firm, P.C. will walk with you from start to finish, beginning before the initial claim filing to the commissioner’s hearing and on through the complete appeals process.
Types of Injuries That Are Applicable For South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Claims
As mentioned above, there are a variety of injuries that are applicable in workers’ compensation claims. While these can be injuries sustained after one time accidents, such as falling off a ladder, they can also include occupational diseases, repetitive motion disorders, repetitive strain injuries and more.
What You Should Do After Being Injured at Work
If you have suffered an injury while at work or due to your occupation, you might be entitled to workers’ compensation funds. Don’t look at this compensation as a gift or something that you are winning. Instead, consider is a type of insurance you have paid into throughout your years of service to your employer that are now benefiting from. Call us today at Jordan Law Firm, P.C. to learn more about workers’ compensation claims and to determine if you have an applicable case.