Unfortunately, workplace accidents do happen in South Carolina. When this occurs, it’s important that you have an experienced work injury attorney such as Ryan Montgomery by your side. With years of experience representing injured victims like you, you can ensure that your legal rights are protected in every step of the legal process. If you or a loved one have been a victim of a workplace accident, your life may have been changed substantially. To get the compensation you deserve for your injuries, you should hire legal representation immediately.
Workplace Injuries in SC
Recently, a Honea Path city employee backed their sanitation truck into two workers who were behind the truck. Because of this accident, one employee died from his injuries. While not all workplace injuries in South Carolina are this severe, many workplace injuries warrant compensation. If you have been injured on the job, you’re entitled to workers’ compensation and in some cases, other compensation obtained through a civil lawsuit.
About Workers’ Compensation
In the State of South Carolina, temporary disability benefits are paid to workers who must take off more than seven days because of their workplace injuries. The first seven days of disability however are not paid unless you miss more than 14 days. These benefits total two-thirds of the average weekly wage, but cannot exceed a maximum amount the state has in place.
For those who have completed their medical treatment and then are deemed permanently disabled, permanent total disability benefits are given. These injured victims will continue to receive their weekly payments at the same rate. Benefits are generally paid for up to 500 weeks; however, some severe injuries may warrant payments for life. Those who have a permanent partial disability may be eligible for additional benefits.
South Carolina workers’ compensation also provides medical benefits, death benefits, vocational rehabilitation, and even mileage reimbursement. A work injury attorney such as Ryan Montgomery can explain the benefits to each injured victim thoroughly to ensure they’re getting the compensation they deserve.
Call to Speak to an Experienced Work Injury Attorney Today
Ryan Montgomery helps those who have gotten injured on the job. Injured workers have rights under South Carolina law and they need to be protected all of the time. That’s a work injury attorney’s job, to represent injured victims and to protect their legal rights. Mr. Montgomery has represented countless people and successfully handled their workers’ compensation claims. To learn more about what he can do for you as a work injury attorney and to schedule a free consultation today, call 864-362-3183.