WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I’M INJURED AT WORK?

After an on-the-job injury, it is important to know what your responsibilities are, as well as what you are entitled to. Many injured workers realize before long that it can be a challenge to tap into workers’ compensation benefits without knowledgeable guidance. They realize the benefits of consulting with a workers’ compensation lawyer from the earliest stages. This is especially true if injuries are quite serious.

Following is a simplified set of guidelines about what to do if you have been injured on the job. Feel free to contact Ryan Montgomery, Attorney at Law, LLC, for more information about processes involved in collecting workers’ compensation after an on-the-job injury in South Carolina.

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Secondly, get medical evaluation and treatment

in a timely manner. Even if you do not believe that your injury is serious, you should get it checked out by a doctor in order to preserve your right to treatments that you may end up needing. In South Carolina, your employer or your employer’s workers’ compensation insurer can select your medical providers. If you sense that the designated doctors are not providing proper medical treatment, talk to an attorney.

In order to get the most out of your workers’ compensation benefits, it is important to understand your rights and what you are entitled to, including:

  • Payment of necessary medical care by the insurer
  • Wage benefits payable to you when you are unable to work because of your injury
  • Vocational rehabilitation as necessary
  • Freedom from retaliation by your employer

Remember that by law, your employer cannot fire you simply because of your injury. If your workers’ compensation claims are denied, you have a right to appeal. Protect your rights by knowing what they are.

“What should I do if I’m injured at work?” Contact South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Ryan Montgomery

To schedule your free consultation with Greenville personal injury attorney Ryan Montgomery, call 864-558-5282 or contact him toll free at 800-519-0297. You may also contact him by email.

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