A Strong Ally For Injured Workers
Every day, someone is killed or injured on the job. Workplace injuries can range from relatively minor sprains and strains to life-threatening injuries or health problems, and they may be a result of an accident or an injury that develops over time as a result of your job.
Some common causes of workplace injuries include:
- Falling off ladders and scaffolding
- Being struck by falling objects
- Slipping on dangerous surfaces
- Repetitive trauma (due to repeated stress or strain)
- Motor vehicle accidents
If the accident occurred while on the job and during the course and scope of employment, it is likely you are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits.
Workers’ comp will compensate for:
- Necessary medical care
- Wages lost while unable to work
- Permanent disability
- Disfigurement, physical impairment and loss of limbs
- Certain mileage costs to and from the doctors or to pick up prescriptions
- Death benefits
What Do I Do If Hurt On The Job In South Carolina?
After sustaining a work-related injury, you may be dealing with pain, suffering and physical recovery as well as mounting bills due to lost wages from missed work. Understanding and navigating the workers’ compensation process are additional stresses that can be overwhelming. Many have no idea where to begin the process, how to protect their rights or how to ensure they receive full and fair compensation. That’s where an experienced workers’ compensation attorney like Venus Poe can help. She has a depth of experience representing injured workers in and around Greenville, Simpsonville, Fountain Inn, Anderson, Spartanburg and Upstate South Carolina. She will fight for you to protect your rights and help get the benefits you deserve. If you have questions about workers’ compensation in South Carolina, Venus can answer them.
‘What Can I Do?’
When you’ve been injured on the job, your first step should be to immediately report the incident to your supervisor. You only have 90 days to make a workers’ compensation claim under the law. You should also seek appropriate medical treatment as quickly as possible. Your employer and its insurance carrier usually have the right to select the treating doctor and, in some cases, these medical assessments made by company-recommended doctors may be conservative and fail to fully treat every aspect of the injury, including long-term symptoms and potential complications.
Your next step should be to talk with an experienced workers’ compensation attorney who can help ensure you get all benefits and forms of compensation to which you are entitled under South Carolina workers’ compensation law. A work-related injury is stressful enough. Don’t try to fight for your rights on your own. An experienced workers’ compensation attorney can help you understand the benefits to which you are entitled, the process to secure those benefits and the complex legal process to securing full and fair compensation.
An Attorney Who Understands Where You’re Coming From
Venus comes from a long line of blue-collar workers. Her mother and grandmother were waitresses while the rest of her family worked in the mills and build houses. She is proud to represent injured workers to help them navigate the complex workers’ compensation system.
Call For Your Free Initial Consultation
If you’ve been hurt on the job in Greenville, Simpsonville, Fountain Inn, Anderson or Spartanburg or anywhere in the state of South Carolina, call an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer you can trust. Call Venus Poe at 864-963-0310 or use the online contact form. The call is free and confidential.
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