When you have suffered an injury on the job or have a permanent disability that you believe is work related, contact Kelaher, Connell & Connor P.C. to inquire about representation.
After all, you owe it to your family and yourself to obtain medical care and benefit payments. Our attorneys have the determination, knowledge, and experience to help you get what you deserve from your workers’ compensation claim.
What is workers’ compensation?
Workers’ compensation, also referred to as Workers’ Comp, is a state-mandated insurance program that provides compensation to employees injured/illness in the course of employment. Workers’ compensation provides wage replacement and medical benefits.
Who must be at fault to file a Workers’ Comp Claim?
Worker’s compensation is a no-fault system. No-fault means the employee does not have to prove that any person was at fault. As long as the employee’s injury or illness was caused by a work-related incident, they are eligible to receive workers’ compensation benefits. It doesn’t matter if the injury was caused by the employer, the employee, or a third party – you are eligible for workers’ comp.
A worker’s compensation claim can be made any time an employee is injured on the job. These claims are handled by the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commission’s Judicial Department
Can I sue my employer if I get hurt at work?
If you file a workers’ compensation claim and are granted benefits, you cannot sue your employer. In legal terms, filing a workers’ compensation claim is your (employee) “remedy” for a work related trauma/injury, accident, or occupational disease.
Will my worker’s comp benefits pay my medical bills?
Yes, but first you must see a doctor chosen by your employer or the employer’s insurance representatives. Workers’ compensation will pay hospital and medical expenses and prescriptions stemming from the work-related injury. You are covered for all necessary expenses to diagnose, treat your injury, and lessen your disability.
How is the compensation rate determined?
Your compensation rate is based on your wages four quarters before your injury or illness and is typically two-thirds of your average weekly wage. You are to receive no more than the maximum average weekly wage, according to the South Carolina Department of Employment Workforce.
TYPES OF WORKER’S COMPENSATION CASES
Contact us if you require legal representation with:
- Any Work Related Injury
- Occupational Disease Claims
- Repetitive Trauma Injury Claims
- Work Related Death Claims
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