Workplace Injuries in Columbia, South Carolina
We believe that people who have been injured at work have a right to workers'
compensation benefits. As one of our Columbia personal injury attorneys,
James Snell represents clients from a variety of job types who were hurt
at work. Often times, our clients come to us after learning for themselves
first-hand how the insurance company is not looking out for their best interest.
South Carolina workers' compensation benefits include:
If you have been injured on the job, you may be qualified for these and
other benefits under the
South Carolina workers' compensation system. Benefits can include weekly payments while you are unable to work,
medical care until you reach maximum medical treatment, mileage, prescription
drug benefits and a settlement or award based on any permanent impairment.
There is also workers' compensation death benefits available for the
families of employees killed on the job.
Workers' Compensation Benefits
Just as in other types of injury cases, the majority of South Carolina
workers' compensation benefits are paid by an insurance company on
behalf of an employer. Cases begin with all of the authority vested in
the insurance company's professional adjusters to determine if a claim
is accepted, and what benefits will be made available. This level of authority
leads to many serious cases being denied or only limited benefits being
approved. Hiring an attorney that understands can prove beneficial to
your case. The goal for all workers' compensation representation is
to obtain more benefits for our clients, even after legal fees and costs,
than they would have been able to obtain on their own.
Temporary Total Disability Benefits
If you are unable to work for any on the job injury, you may qualify for
temporary total disability payments. These are weekly checks, sent directly
to you on behalf of your employer. You can use the money to pay for your
regular household bills such as your mortgage, utilities and groceries.
Medical Care and Treatment
You may be entitled to receive medical care and treatment, paid on behalf
of your employer, for all work-related injuries. If you are eligible,
you can receive this care until you reach maximum medical improvement.
Medical care that can be obtained on your behalf may include hospitalization,
surgery, MRI tests, physical therapy, prescription drugs, pain management,
and doctor's appointments.
Compensation for Permanent Impairment
If at the conclusion of your workers' compensation claim you are determined
to have a permanent impairment, you are entitled to a final cash settlement
or workers' compensation award. This is to compensate you for any
loss of earning capacity you may experience. The amount of the settlement
or award is determined by your previous rate of pay, extent of impairment
and the body parts involved.
Was your claim denied in Columbia, SC?
Pursuing damages can be a long process, and there are some cases in which
claims are denied. If your workers' compensation claim is denied,
then you need to seek legal representation and pursue justice in your
situation. At the Law Office of James R. Snell, Jr., LLC, we understand
the severity of a situation when you are disabled due to an accident at
work and you are unable to collect damages to compensate for lost income
and incurred medical bills. We can provide you with the representation
and legal assistance that you need in your situation.
Consult with a Columbia Injury Lawyer Today
Searching for an experienced workplace injury attorney in Columbia, SC?
There is no cost to meet with our office to discuss your claim and to
see how we can help you. We accept cases throughout South Carolina including
Richland, Newberry, Orangeburg, Aiken, and Saluda Counties. In workers'
compensation cases, we represent claimants on a contingency basis. Attorney's
fees are determined as a percentage of the total recovery obtained and
is determined for any costs or case expenses are subtracted from the recovery.
To find out what benefits may be available,
contact our office.