Fatal Work Injuries in Columbia
Your Right to Death Benefits in South Carolina
Under South Carolina law, the surviving family of an individual who died
at work may be entitled to
workers' compensation death benefits. If the death was due to a qualifying injury arising out
of the course of employment, substantial benefits may be available to
help you offset the economic burden of your tragic loss. While no amount
of money can ever replace your loved one, you may at least be able to
recover monetary damages to help you move on from this terrible experience.
In admitted and uncontested death benefits cases,
our Columbia personal injury attorneys will work with the employer and
their insurance company to process the claim as expediently as possible. Professional expenses are limited in admitted and uncontested death benefit
cases to a reasonable and affordable level. In disputed and contested
cases, our attorneys can prepare and file your claim before the South
Carolina Workers' Compensation Commission.
An investigation into the accident will be conducted to accurately determine
the causes and establish whether or not you are entitled to receive benefits.
In all fatal
workplace accident cases, we also look for evidence that the death was caused by a defective
product or the negligence of a third party not affiliated with the employer.
In these instances it may be possible to bring a
wrongful death claim and seek full damages including funeral expenses, lost future income,
pain and suffering and even punitive damages in certain cases.
Discuss Your Case with a Columbia Personal Injury Lawyer Today
The Law Office of James R. Snell, Jr., LLC represents clients with workers'
compensation in and around Columbia, South Carolina. We provide consultations
at no charge to surviving family members regarding any wrongful death
or workers' compensation claim. For more information about available
benefits in your case please
call a Columbia injury lawyer or contact us online to schedule an appointment and to learn more about
how we can help.