At Joye Law Firm, our workers’ compensation attorneys are ready to stand up for injured workers. We have decades of experience and the resources to help you put your life back together after a serious work-related accident. Our Columbia, SC workers’ compensation attorneys handle a wide range of workplace injury claims including car accidents, heavy equipment accidents, and construction accidents. Review the workers’ compensation settlements and awards we have achieved for injured workers. While every workers’ comp case stands on its own, be assured that we will work hard to secure a successful resolution of your claim. When you call us, you can expect friendly, personalized service and guidance from respected South Carolina workers’ compensation lawyers. Let us discuss your legal options free of charge.
Workers’ Compensation Benefits Lawyer in Columbia
South Carolina law requires that you report your work-related injury to your employer within 90 days of the accident. But you have up to two years to file a workers’ compensation claim. It is important to report your injury to your employer as promptly as possible and to seek medical care.
Workers’ compensation generally provides injured workers three types of benefits:
- Medical treatment
- Payments for lost wages
Worker’s compensation covers visits to the doctor, surgery, hospitalization, rehabilitation prosthetic devices, and prescription medications. You must go to the doctor selected by your employer or the workers’ compensation insurance administrator to receive the benefits.
You also are entitled to payments for a portion of your lost wages for the period of time you are out of work. South Carolina law provides that injured workers are entitled to payments equal to two-thirds of their average weekly wage.
One of our Columbia workers’ compensation attorneys will review the facts of your accident and your employment status and discuss whether you may qualify for workers’ compensation benefits. The value of a workers’ compensation claim depends on the specific facts of the accident, the extent of your injuries, whether you are permanently disabled and your compensation rate.
Permanent disability payments may be available in cases involving very serious injuries or the death of a loved one. If a loved one sustained a permanent disability or died in a workplace accident, you should contact a knowledgeable attorney as soon as possible.
We want to help you receive all the benefits that you are rightfully due. The process starts with an assessment of your claim during a free consultation. Our workers’ compensation attorneys at Joye Law Firm care about the injured workers who come to us for help. If your injuries prevent you from meeting with us at our Columbia office, our attorney can arrange to meet with you at your home, hospital or another location convenient to you.