Some jobs are more dangerous than others and your duties may put you at risk for serious injuries or illnesses. Injuries can occur even in relatively safe work environments, as well. Government statistics indicate that an estimated three million people experienced job-related injuries or illnesses in one year in the United States. Such injuries can result in extensive medical bills and lost income if your injury prevents you from immediately returning to work. Fortunately, the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commission provides important protections if you sustain an injury or illness at work.
The workers’ compensation system can be complicated and many valid claims may be delayed or denied. At the Joye Law Firm, we will represent your rights and interests to ensure you receive the full amount of benefits you deserve as quickly as possible following a work injury. In addition, if you tragically lost a family member in a workplace accident, we can help protect your interests with the workers’ compensation insurer. If you have any issues relating to a workers’ compensation claim, please call our office for a free case evaluation as soon as possible.