City & State Employees Workers Comp Lawyers
Whether you are a receptionist in a South Carolina municipal office, a doctor in a state-run hospital or a librarian in downtown Charleston, an on-the-job injury can derail your life. At John Price Law Firm, LLC, our workers comp lawyers represent city and state employees injured at work , helping them obtain the medical and financial benefits they deserve.
“I enjoy it when I can help people and put them in a better position than when they came to see us. And I’m especially humbled when they tell me they’re happy with the job I did. I am honored to be chosen to represent injured individuals.” — Attorney John Price
Handling On-The-Job Injury Claims For Employees
It can be intimidating to bring a workers’ compensation claim against the government, this is why it is best to work with an employee workers comp lawyer. However, you do not have to assert your rights on your own. We are here to advocate for you. With more than 25 years of legal experience, founding attorney John Price understands the nuances of the workers’ compensation system.
Most state and city places of with employees put up posters regarding workers comp benefits as it is not something that is supposed to be deterred, downplayed or ignored. You can also ask your employer about workers comp policy. It is also important to contact an employee workers comp lawyer to be sure you get the compensation you deserve.
State Workers Compensation Plans
For most state workers, they will file through their state’s chosen workers compensation provider. South Carolina’s leading provider is the South Carolina State Accident Fund.
If you have been injured in an accident while at work, the medical and financial burden can be great. Bills can pile up while you are at home recovering and unable to receive a paycheck. It can be hard to focus both on recovery and recouping compensation for your injuries. If you are a government worker it can be especially difficult because of the fear of filing a claim with a large entity like your city or state.
If you are injured at your South Carolina state job, you have 90 days to report the incident, or you may be disqualified from receiving benefits. After this, the worker has two years to file the claim to the Workers Compensation Commission. In the state of South Carolina, you must be treated by the doctor of your employer’s choosing. You may not receive compensation if you were treated by any other doctor. Because of this, and other rules pertaining to work injuries, it is important to hire a lawyer who knows the ins and outs of this process.
Oftentimes with claims filed by a state employee, the process must follow very strict standards , meet tough requirements and be submitted within a set time frame. It can be hard to get a claim approved because there are many steps to follow. In fact, the claim approval rate of claims filed on one’s own is very low! Contesting a denied claim can be even more difficult than filing correctly the first time. Luckily, you don’t have to do this alone! Our team of professional lawyers know the ins and outs of filing government workers comp claims. They are here to make sure you are not denied the compensation you deserve for your injuries.
Lawyers Helping You Every Step Of The Way
John and our professional legal team will guide you through every step of the workers’ compensation process, from filing the initial claim to the final resolution of your case. City and state employees are entitled to workers comp no matter what government entity writes their paychecks. Just because you work for a public agency, it does not mean your rights are surrendered. The John Price Law Firm represents the following professionals, in addition to other state and city employees:
- Police officers
- Corrections officers
- EMS workers
- Government officials
- Construction workers
- Administrative office workers
- Health care workers
- Street maintenance workers
- Sanitation workers
- Water utility workers