Accidents on the job are not common but that does not mean they do not happen. If you are injured while working, it is important to know your rights as well as what you should do right after you get injured.
What To Do Right After an Injury
The first step that you should take is to reach out to your Human Resources department. They should be able to set you up with a workers compensation claim so that you can take care of the injury with no money out-of-pocket. While this sounds like a perfect plan, it does not always go to plan. Some workers compensation claims are denied and you still will need medical care. If this is what happens to you and you are not well taken care of by your company and who they use for workers compensation, you may need to reach out to a South Carolina workers comp attorney to help you with next steps.
When You Need an Attorney
Of course, workers compensation coverage is supposed to handle all medical payments for your injury as well as pay you for any time missed at work due to the injury. If this does not happen or you do not even get coverage from your employer, then you need to contact an attorney. Since this type of coverage is required of most employers in South Carolina, if you are denied coverage, you most likely have a case. If you are also having a hard time getting reimbursements or you are told that your injury is not covered by workers compensation, you may have a case. There are a lot of gray areas with workers compensation and many companies try to avoid paying for any injuries that fall into these cracks. You do not want to be the person who gets denied wrongfully. An attorney can help you navigate the confusing details of workers compensation and can help you with your case if it is determined that you have one. If you are not sure if you even have a case, it is always smart to consult with an attorney to verify before you take any legal steps.
If you have been injured while on the job and did not get proper coverage or reimbursements from your employer, please reach out to us today for a free consultation and to see if you have a case that is worth pursuing. Reach out to us today to get started on your case!