What Is Workers’ Compensation? A Quick Guide to Get You Started

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Workers’ compensation is there to provide you compensation after you’ve been injured on the job. Far too often, workers’ compensation companies don’t want to pay everything they should. If you’ve suffered an injury at work, discuss your claim with an experienced South Carolina workers’ compensation attorney today.      

South Carolina Workers’ Compensation 

In South Carolina, an employee who has suffered a work-related injury can seek compensation through workers’ compensation for:

  • Medical expenses, which can include emergency care, hospitalization, surgery, follow-up care, rehab, physical therapy, and much more
  • Lost time on the job that is temporary
  • Permanent disability benefits (if the injury is permanently debilitating)

Some of the most important factors for helping to make sure that your workers’ compensation claim is successful include:

  • Letting your supervisor and/or employer know about your work-related injury as soon after it happens as possible
  • Seeking the medical attention you need as quickly as possible
  • Carefully following the instructions provided by your doctor

A Dedicated South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Attorney Can Help

At The Jeffcoat Firm  – proudly serving as Lexington personal injury lawyers and Columbia personal injury lawyers in South Carolina, and all over the state – our workers’ compensation attorneys are here to help you build the strongest claim possible and to fight to put maximum compensation into your hands. For more information, contact or call us at (803) 200-2000 today. 

FAQ

Why do I need a workers’ compensation lawyer?

The insurance company generally will try to pay you as little as possible. Having a skilled workers’ compensation lawyer on your side can help ensure you receive maximum compensation. 

I’m not working – how can I afford a lawyer? 

Any good workers’ compensation lawyer for injured workers will work on a contingency. That means they don’t get paid (an agreed-upon percentage of the recovery) until you receive compensation. At The Jeffcoat Firm, we only get paid if we win compensation for you. 

What if I am at fault for my work injuries? 

As long as you didn’t intentionally harm yourself on the job, you can probably be eligible to pursue workers’ compensation coverage for your injuries in South Carolina.

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