If you have been hurt in an accident at work, turn to the experienced workplace injury attorneys of Evans Moore, LLC for help. We have the experience you need on your side to secure the benefits that will pay your medical bills, replace lost wages, and pay for expenses while you seek treatment and recover from your injuries. We understand your rights according to the law in South Carolina, and we will work hard to make sure that you get the fair compensation that you deserve.
A workplace accident could lead to missed work shifts, worrying about potentially lower paychecks, and headaches from trying to navigate workers compensation claim requirements. The Georgetown workplace injury attorneys at Evans Moore, LLC are experienced at handling workers’ compensation claims in South Carolina, and we will fight for your right to receive fair compensation for your workplace accident. Contact our capable workers’ compensation attorneys at (843) 995-5000 or online to learn more about your legal options.
Why You Need an Attorney
Workers compensation claims may involve a long process of applications, denials, or appeals. Using these systems may not be intuitive to you, especially if this is your first time filing a workers’ compensation claim. At the same time, it may be difficult to focus on the claims process while you are in the middle of recovering from an injury. However, beginning to collect witness statements and organize evidence may be very important to any potential future claims that arise from your case. Hiring an experienced attorney that understands how to handle workers compensation claims will allow you to focus on getting back to normal while protecting your legal rights. Our legal team at [law-firm] has been serving the Georgetown and Charleston community for several years and has a record of helping their clients recover compensation from jury verdicts. We know what it takes to successfully defend your rights in court, and will support you throughout the claims process.
Common Causes and Consequences of Workplace Injuries
Although employers have an obligation to ensure that working spaces are safe for employees and customers alike, workplace injuries remain far too common. In 2016 alone, over two million nonfatal injuries and illnesses occurred in private industry workplaces among the construction, retail, manufacturing, finance, insurance, and wholesale trade sectors, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This figure only includes reported injuries, so the number may be even higher when you consider the potential for underreporting by employers.
Some of the most common causes of workplace injuries in both the public and private sector may include:
- Slips and falls
- Overexertion or fatigue
The physical consequences of workplace injuries may involve muscle strain, sprains, bone fractures, cuts or lacerations, burns, and potentially long-term or recurring pain. Employers and insurance carriers are only focused on minimizing their personal liability and may try to minimize the pain or discomfort you are feeling. The attorneys at [law-firm] will treat you with respect. We are committed to advocating for you. If you or a loved one has been injured in a workplace accident, schedule a free consultation with us today at (843) 995-5000.
Frequently Asked Questions
Evans Moore, LLC values serving our community and supporting our clients throughout the process of filing a workers’ compensation claim. We are always ready to help explain your rights and your legal options, so contact us at (843) 995-5000 to schedule a consultation. We have also provided the answers to some frequently asked questions for you to review below.
Are employers legally required to support me after a workplace injury?
Almost all employees in South Carolina are eligible for workers’ compensation coverage, with a few specific exceptions. Federal employees in the state are an example of exemptions from coverage, as are employees at businesses with fewer than four employees, railroad employees, realtors, and corporate officers.
Our attorneys will investigate whether your employer is legally required to provide workers’ compensation coverage to you, and we will explain all of your available options. We can also help you explore the option of a personal injury lawsuit, if it applies to your situation, and explain the pros and cons of your legal options during your free legal consultation with us.
What should I do if my employer retaliates?
If you’ve been injured in a workplace accident, you will usually have the right to keep information about your workers’ compensation claim confidential. Employers may be subject to legal sanctions or other liability if they engage in any retaliation that leads to suspension or termination of employment. If you suspect that your employer may retaliate, you should notify your attorney immediately and document any actions taken by your employer.
How much money could I recover from a lawsuit?
The amount of money you may recover could vary. Different forms of compensation may be available through the workers’ compensation claims process. The four main types of workers’ compensation benefits that are available in South Carolina include income, medical, burial, and death benefits for those injured or for their surviving loved ones. Our attorneys will help explain how these forms of compensation may be calculated and provide counsel on how to complete the claims process as quickly and easily as possible.
Contact Our Experienced Workers’ Compensation Lawyers at Evans Moore, LLC
It only takes one workplace accident to cause serious financial difficulty or long-term injuries. The attorneys at Evans Moore, LLC have years of experience handling workers’ compensation claims in South Carolina. We understand how the denial of your workers’ compensation claim causes more stress in your life, and we are ready to fight for your rights as an injured worker. Our trial experience makes us capable of handling any personal injury lawsuits that may result as well. With attorneys recognized by South Carolina Super Lawyers Magazine, we are proud of providing our clients with skilled and capable guidance through difficult cases.
Contact our offices at (843) 995-5000 or online to schedule a free consultation with a member of our legal team. Our Georgetown workers’ compensation lawyers are proud to support the workers of South Carolina and we will work hard to help you get the compensation you deserve after a serious accident. Call us today, and let us help you get back on your feet after your workplace accident.