Compensation After a Clinton Construction Accident
If you were injured in a construction site accident in South Carolina, you should immediately report the accident and consider filing a workers’ compensation claim to cover your medical treatment and other care.
South Carolina law requires most employers to carry workers’ compensation insurance to provide benefits to employees injured on the job. The benefits include payment of medical expenses, temporary lost wages, and long-term disability benefits, if applicable.
After your injury, you should report your accident and injuries to your company supervisor or Human Resources department. If your company has an existing accident reporting procedure, it is best to follow their instructions. The key is to make the notification as soon as possible after the accident and then follow up with a written notification. You must notify your employer within 90 days of your accident.
You or your employer will need to file a Form 50 with the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commission. This form will detail your accident and resulting injuries so that you can be compensated for your medical treatment and time off work. You can file this claim on your own, but if you have any questions, our Clinton, S.C. construction accident attorneys are here to help.
If you are a family member filing a workers’ compensation claim for a fatal accident on behalf of a loved one, you may have questions about the claims process. Claims for workers’ compensation death benefits on behalf of deceased workers may be filed up to two years following the accident. This can be a sensitive situation. At Joye Law Firm, our compassionate attorneys are here to support you in every way. If we can be of assistance to you, please call us and we can help you with all of the paperwork and legal issues involved in making a claim.
If your claim is denied, we recommend that you call Joye Law Firm to have an attorney determine whether an appeal is in order. We can file an appeal on your behalf with the Workers Compensation Commission. This process can take a few months, but your case will be heard by a commissioner who will determine whether your employer (and/or their insurance company) must pay your claim. If your employer or the employer’s benefits administrator has denied your workers’ compensation claim, seek the guidance of our experienced construction site accident attorneys from Joye Law Firm.