Workers’ Comp: Your Questions Answered
If you have been injured on the job, you may have questions about the workers’ compensation process and your rights. At Venus Poe, Attorney at Law, we are here to give you all of the information you need about workers’ comp and the process you face.
Following are some of the most commonly asked questions we receive:
How Do I Report A Workplace Injury?
Report your injury to your employer as soon as possible and request medical treatment. You must report the injury within 90 days or lose eligibility for workers’ compensation benefits.
Are Part-Time Employees Eligible For Workers’ Comp?
Yes. In South Carolina, employers are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance coverage for all employees, including full-time, part-time and seasonal workers.
What Benefits Am I Entitled To?
If you were injured on the job, you are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits for your medical bills, rehabilitation, vocational training and lost wages. If your injury leaves you permanently disabled, you may be eligible for permanent disability benefits.
What If My Claim Is Denied?
If your workers’ comp claim is denied, do not despair. You have the right to argue your case before an independent workers’ compensation commissioner. Attorney Venus Poe can represent you in written appeals, in hearings and at trials at all levels of the workers’ comp appeals process.
Talk With An Attorney About Your Workplace Injury
We are here to answer your questions about workers’ compensation in South Carolina. To arrange your free initial consultation with an experienced workplace injury lawyer, contact us online or by telephone at 864-963-0310.