If you were involved in a work-related accident, it’s crucial that you have a workers’ compensation lawyer. Workers’ compensation in South Carolina can pay up to $845.74 every week, and getting the compensation you deserve means working with a law firm that cares.
What should you know about workers’ compensation and working with a workers’ compensation lawyer? Keep reading to learn more.
Why do I need a workers’ compensation attorney if I’ve been injured on the job?
When you’re injured in a serious accident at work, it’s usually in your best interests to work with a workers’ compensation attorney. These workers’ comp professionals will help you get the compensation you deserve. Once you’ve reported the injury to your employer, it’s important to work with your lawyer to move through all the necessary steps to getting fully compensated for lost wages. If you delay any step of this process, you could impact the benefits you will receive and are entitled to.
Will a workers’ compensation attorney help me understand the legal matters involved in workers’ compensation?
Yes. A great workers’ compensation lawyer will have knowledge of legal processes and paperwork that you might not have been aware of before. In addition, they’ll take the time to make sure you understand what’s happening throughout your time working with them. An experienced workers’ compensation case can be especially confusing if you’ve never been involved in one before. That’s why it’s such an important step to find a workers’ compensation lawyer.
Say your on-the-job accident was a car crash. In rare cases, it may not have been a result of human error. Manufacturing errors and design issues may also be responsible for your injury. A faulty tire, poorly installed brakes, faulty steering systems, or malfunctioning airbags could have been the direct cause of your injury.
In cases like this, a workers’ compensation attorney will help create a solid case and ensure that you get the compensation you deserve potentially from a third party in addition to workers’ comp.
Being injured while you’re working can be a traumatic setback in your career and in your life. To make sure you get the compensation you deserve for lost wages and other important benefits, make sure you’re working with a workers’ compensation lawyer.
If you’ve been hurt at work and you’re unsure what to do before or after seeking medical treatment, consider consulting a workers’ compensation lawyer. To learn more about workers’ comp and how it applies to you when you’ve been injured at work, contact the law offices of Best and Flatt for a consultation today, or look at some of the videos on our website at BestandFlatt.com.