Columbia South Carolina Workers Comp Attorneys

Injuries in the workplace can be very traumatic for the injured party and their families. This is both physically as well as emotionally. They can experience lost wages, costly medical, therapy & surgery bills. Also, a work related injury or accident can be catastrophic resulting in loss of use, loss of limb, partial disability, full disability or even paralysis. The Columbia South Carolina workers comp attorneys at our Columbia law firm represent those who have developed or experienced an accident, injury, illness or syndrome in the workplace. With our years of experience we have a tremendous amount of skill in helping those in the following, although not limited to, fields and industries:

Office Workers

City, State & Government Employees

Warehouse Employees

Factory Workers

Union Employees

Machine Operators

Construction Workers

Health Care Workers

Auto Accident Victims

Truck Accident Victims

General Personal Injury Victims

With offices in Columbia, SC & Greenville, SC our Columbia South Carolina workers comp attorneys have a deep working knowledge of how to handle South Carolina Workers Compensation, SSDI, Personal Injury & Auto Accident cases. To discuss what benefits you may be entitled to please contact us today.

Common Work Injuries & Accidents

An accident may occur anytime and anywhere. In terms of workplace accidents prevention is the best way to stay injury free at work. If employers properly train employees regarding how to prevent injuries many accidents can be avoided. However, this is not always possible and it is definitely not always the case.

Below are 4 very common types of accidents that may entitle you to workers compensation benefits in the state of South Carolina.

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Back Injuries

Physical strain and overload is the most common type of on-the-job injury. Injuries of this type can be caused by improper lifting techniques, lifting poundages beyond your means, twisting, bending incorrectly, overreaching and straining. The best way to prevent a back injury is to learn and employ proper lifting techniques.

If necessary, get mechanical aid or help from a fellow worker if the load is too heavy for you to lift and carry yourself.

Hitting Against An Object Or An Object Hitting You

Another extremely common type of at work injury is something hitting you, falling onto you or you hitting something. Being alert and using appropriate protective equipment such as a hard hat, protective eyewear and gloves can help protect against these accidents.

Also, being cognizant of where you are in the workplace and what is around you is beneficial as well.

Slips/Falls

To avoid injuries due to falls always make sure your footing is secure and that you are wearing slip resistant shoes. Watch where you are walking, do not walk backward when directing equipment or carrying something and do not leap from one level to another. Make sure that you can see over a load if you are carrying it manually and that the space you are in is well lit.

Lastly, the use of handrails on stairs is a tremendous way to reduce the chances of a workplace injury.

Machine Accidents

A 4th major cause of work injuries is machine related accidents typically involving getting caught in moving machine parts. Working only with machinery that you are properly trained on is the number one way to prevent machine accidents.

If you work with machinery that involves moving parts that slide, press or rotate always use safety shields, guards and lock out procedures. Do not wear jewelry or loose fitting clothing. If you have long hair make sure it is pulled back while at work.

Fatal Work Accident Attorneys In SC

With the Columbia, SC area being so populated and with so many businesses and industries it is a good place to live and work. Columbia, SC, and all of Richland County, offers many professional, office setting jobs as well as many occupations that are very labor intensive. Labor intensive jobs and industries such as construction jobs, manufacturing plant jobs, occupations involving operating heavy machinery and tools have a high risk of a work related accident. In addition, these jobs also offer a higher risk of a work related death or fatal job site accident.

If you have lost a loved one in a South Carolina fatal work accident working with our Columbia South Carolina workers comp attorneys may not be the first thing you want to do. However, depending on the nature of the accident you and your family may be entitled to benefits and financial compensation under South Carolina Workers Compensation Laws. Do not wait to contact our team of Columbia South Carolina workers comp attorneys immediately to discuss your case.

Workplace Accidents Resulting In Accidental Death

Common workplace accidents and work related accidents that can take the life of a loved one are:

Machine Accidents

Workplace Fall Accidents

Ladder & Scaffold Accidents

Burns

Explosions

Work Related Auto Accidents

Crushing Injuries

Accidents Injuring The Central Nervous System

SC Workplace Wrongful Death Benefits

If an employee or worker is killed in the workplace or while performing a work related activity their immediate family and dependents may be eligible for compensation and various benefits. The deceased workers’ employer and or their insurance carrier may be legally responsible for funeral expenses. South Carolina caps funeral benefits at $2,500.00.

Dependents and immediate family members of the deceased worker may be eligible for death benefit compensation. The amount of this compensation is defined by the Secretary of Labor. Our Columbia South Carolina workers comp attorneys will determine what compensation and or benefits you may be entitled to.

Columbia SC Facts & Statistics

Columbia is the capital of South Carolina and has a population estimate of 135,000 as of 2016. The city serves as the county seat of Richland County, and a portion of the city extends into neighboring Lexington County. It is the center of the Columbia metropolitan statistical area, and has a population of approximately 817,000 residents as of a by July 1, 2016 census estimates. The name Columbia is a poetic term used in the United States referring to explorer Christopher Columbus.

The city of Columbia, South Carolina is situated approximately 13 miles to the northwest of South Carolinas geographic center. Columbia is also the primary city of the Midlands region of South Carolina. It lies at the confluence of the Saluda River and the Broad River, which merge at Columbia to form the Congaree River. Columbia is home to the University of South Carolina, the state’s flagship university and the largest in the state, and is also the site of Fort Jackson, the largest United States Army installation for Basic Combat Training. Columbia is also the location of the South Carolina State House, which is the center of government for the state. In 1860, the city was the location of the South Carolina Secession Convention, which marked the departure of the first state from the Union in the events leading up to the Civil War.

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