Injuries at work are one of those risks we all face, but some job industries are more dangerous than others. Most types of employers are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance, which provides you with certain benefits if you are injured on the job or as a result of your job duties.
Workers’ compensation bars you from suing your employer based on fault, but in return, you are guaranteed help with your lost wages and medical expenses in the event of a work injury. To learn more about how our Columbia workers’ compensationlawyers can help you maximize your work injury compensation, please call our experienced personal injury team.
Workers’ Compensation in South Carolina
Workers’ compensation covers both one-time and chronic injuries on-the-job. Because of the no-fault standard, with few exceptions a person must prove only that he or she suffered the injury while in the scope of employment. Most workers’ compensation disputes arise over the extent of the injury.
Using an in-house media department, the attorneys of Whetstone Perkins & Fulda can create detailed, persuasive presentations designed to illustrate the severity of your injuries and prove your need for help under workers’ compensation laws.
Third-Party Work Injury Lawsuits
Sometimes, it turns out that a third party is responsible for your work injury, in which case you may be able to pursue compensation in a traditional lawsuit. Examples of such a scenario include:
- A manufacturer makes defective and therefore dangerous tools or equipment
- A careless driver causes an accident while you are driving a vehicle for work
- Safety equipment used at your worksite was designed in such a way that it is unnecessarily dangerous to use
Because our attorneys have decades of combined experience, we are able to determine the best way to maximize any compensation you recover for your workplace injury. We’ll explain all of your options and what you can likely expect from each, and then we’ll help you decide how you want to proceed.
Consult a Columbia Workers’ Compensation Attorney Right Away
If you were in an accident while on the job, you deserve compensation for your losses. Contact our Columbia workers’ compensation lawyer today to learn more about your legal options.