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Fatal Work Injuries

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.

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