On-the-job accidents and injuries can occur in any type of job or occupation, and when they do, the impact on you and your loved ones can be severe. You could be facing heavy medical expenses, while being unable to work or perform certain tasks required by your job. During difficult times such as these, workers’ compensation benefits can be a lifeline, helping you to get the medical treatment you need, while continuing to provide for yourself and your family.
At the Joye Law Firm, our experienced workers’ compensation attorneys provide the kind of aggressive legal representation you need to get the benefits you are entitled to. Acting as a strong legal advocate on your behalf, we can help to ensure both your rights and your interests are protected.
On-the-job accidents and injuries are an unfortunately common occurrence, both in South Carolina and through the United States. Despite federal regulations and safety guidelines meant to protect workers against potentially harmful situations and dangerous substances, the latest statistics from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) indicate that there are as many as 12 worker fatalities that occur each day throughout the country, while an additional 9,000 workers suffer serious injuries.
In addition to the above, chronic and potentially fatal injuries can result due to exposure to hazardous substances, such as asbestosis and certain types of cancer. Workers most at risk for on-the-job injuries include construction workers, manufacturing and warehouse workers, and healthcare workers, firefighters, police, and other public safety officials.
Also, workers whose job may appear to be less dangerous, such as office workers, restaurant, and retail employees, are also at risk, with the simple fact being that any type of worker, in any type of field, can find themselves facing situations in which an on-the-job injury or illness could occur.
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Under Title 42 of the South Carolina Code of Laws, workers’ compensation provides sick and injured workers a variety of benefits, depending on the type and severity of the injury or illness they suffer.
Has your South Carolina workers’ compensation claim been denied, or do you have a dispute involving the benefits you have been awarded? If so, our experienced workers’ compensation attorneys can help. Through the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commission (WCC), you have the right to appeal your denial or any decision made concerning your claim. The Commission is responsible for overseeing and managing our state workers’ compensation program, and is authorized with the power to review decisions concerning benefits claims.
Your first step in filing a dispute is to request a hearing in which you will be allowed to present evidence in support of your claim, such as medical records and doctor statements. Your hearing may be held before a commissioner with the WCC or before an administrative judge, who will render a decision in your case. Should you disagree with that decision, you have the right to pursue your claim further, all the way to the South Carolina Court of Appeals. At the Joye Law Firm, we provide the kind of experienced legal representation that can help you get the results you need to be successful during the appeals process, increasing your chances of getting a more favorable decision.
When you or someone you care about has suffered an on-the-job injury or illness, contact our experienced Myrtle Beach workers’ compensation attorneys right away. At the Joye Law Firm, we provide the knowledge, training, and skill you need at a time like this, to assist you in getting the benefits you are entitled to.
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