The appeals process starts with a hearing in front of one of the South Carolina workers’ compensation commissioners. At this hearing, all parties to the claim will have an opportunity to present their case. Essentially, this type of hearing works like an speedy, informal version of a trial. If necessary, you can appeal the decision that is made at this hearing as well. This starts by requesting a review by a panel of commissioners and it could eventually lead to the South Carolina Court of Appeals. Ultimately, your appeal will only be successful if you can make a well supported case that the initial decision was made in error. In order to do this, it is critically important that you are fully prepared for the appeal hearing. If you are appealing, you should consult with an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer.
Experience counts when choosing a lawyer. Our South Carolina workers’ compensation litigation team at Joye Law Firm has nearly 250 years of combined experience. Our commitment to our clients is paramount. Every case is unique. We cannot guarantee a specific result for you. But we can promise honesty, loyalty, communication and hard work. You can learn about the workers’ compensation benefits that Joye Law Firm has obtained for clients by clicking on the Our Results tab on our home page.