Note: This was featured as part of our Wednesday segment on Charleston’s 105.5 The Bridge with Box in the Morning. You can catch us every Wednesday morning at 8:50 am ET for the latest law tips and legal news. You can listen to the segment below:
David Murrell, one of our Attorneys specializing in workers’ compensation, takes over for John Price to discuss workers’ compensation cases and how to proceed if you’ve been injured on the job.
Workers’ compensation law is designed to help people injured on the job receive benefits and injury damages. Some of the most common on-the-job injuries involve the back, shoulders, and knees. David has seen many workers’ comp cases in the health and industrial fields.
The workers’ comp law places a few requirements on the injured worker. The first of these requirements is the notice requirement. This states that a worker must notify a supervisor within 90 days of the injury occurring. If he or she fails to do so, the claim can be barred. The second requirement is the filing requirement. An injured worker must file their claim for benefits and injury damages with the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commission within 2 years of the injury occurring.
A worker’s comp lawyer helps the client meet these requirements and preserve their right to benefits and injury damages. If you have been injured on the job and are meeting with an Attorney, here’s what you can expect.
In your first meeting, your Attorney will go over the facts and details of your injury and case, working to gather enough evidence to prove those injuries occurred.Your lawyer will then guide you through your claim and coordinate with the insurance carrier.
If you’ve been injured, we don’t want you to stress about your legal claim. Let our Attorneys handle filing your claim and working with the insurance company. All you should focus on is your medical care, getting better, and going back to work and your regular routine. John Price Law Firm will do the rest.