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.

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