Workers who sustain an injury during the course of their employment are covered by state and federal workers’ compensation programs. Under the workers’ compensation program, injured workers are entitled to repayment of any medical bills related to their injuries. Workers who are unable to return to the job immediately after an accident are also entitled to a percentage of their regular wages while they recover.
While the workers’ compensation program may seem beneficial to injured workers, the task of recovering benefits can be difficult, especially when you are trying to recover from your injuries. Our Charleston workers’ compensation lawyers know how important workers’ compensation benefits are to you, your family and your financial situation; we take great care to offer the detailed advice you need to file an effective claim or appeal a denied claim.
If you have been injured in a workplace accident or have developed a painful medical condition after repetitive motion, there are several steps you should take to assure a favorable outcome to your claim. You should:
In many cases, it is possible for you to complete the initial workers’ compensation claim paperwork, however if you receive notice of a denial of your claim, it is important to contact an experienced accident lawyer immediately. We have the skills and knowledge needed to help you pursue the maximum benefits you are entitled to.
Some workers who are injured in accidents may be able to obtain compensation from a third party, in addition to their workers’ compensation benefits. If your accident was caused by the negligent actions of someone other than yourself and your employer, it is possible to pursue compensation from that third party’s insurance carrier.
Third party accidents often involve:
We have the experience needed to help you pursue compensation from the negligent party and will help you explore every available legal option during your quest for justice for your injuries.