Charleston Workers' Compensation Attorneys
People suffering on-the-job injuries often find their financial future at risk. Not only is their hard-earned career in danger, but they’re left wondering how they’ll pay for their medical treatment and provide for their families.
If you face these uncertainties, it’s crucial to hire a trusted workers’ compensation attorney in Charleston, SC immediately. Navigating the legal system can be tricky, and attempting to do it alone can have disastrous, long-lasting effects. Trust Hoffman Law Firm instead.
Our workers’ compensation attorneys will help facilitate effective communication with your employer and its insurance company, always serving as your loyal advocate here in Charleston, SC.
Our dedicated team will work diligently to ensure you’re taken care of after your on-the-job accident, both physically and financially. We understand that workers’ compensation benefits can help get your future back on track – and give you and your family much-needed peace of mind.
Understand Your Rights After a Work-Related Injury
According to our state’s Workers’ Compensation Act, injured workers are entitled to employee benefits, including compensation for:
- Medical treatment
- Lost wages
- Permanent disability
Those who have been injured on the job often worry that filing a workers’ comp claim may cause them to lose their job. But there are legal statutes in place to protect injured workers, ensuring your employer cannot fire you for pursuing workplace benefits. That’s why it’s important to know your rights, and to never let your employer bully you or intimidate you.
It’s also crucial to note that, because workers’ comp is a no-fault system, you’re eligible for compensation even if you caused your workplace accident or were partly to blame.
What To Do If You’ve Been Injured At Work
If you’ve been hurt on the job, it’s important to report your workplace injury immediately. The steps that follow are essential as well in order to secure the workplace benefits you deserve.
We’ve briefly outlined the process below, but a more detailed explanation can be found here.
- Report your injury to your employer immediately.
- Follow up to ensure your injury claim has been filed.
- Keep detailed records.
- Document the scene of your accident.
- Find out which doctors your workers’ compensation insurance covers.
- Get medical treatment for your injury or illness.
Compensation for Permanent Disabilities
While many people who are hurt on the job fully recover and are able to return to work, some suffer debilitating workplace injuries that deem them disabled. Workers’ compensation covers permanent disability benefits to ensure those who never fully recover can still provide for themselves and their families.
Calculating permanent disability benefits can be complex, varying from state to state and depending on whether the accident victim is partially or totally disabled. The workers’ comp doctor makes this determination once the patient has reached maximum medical improvement – or the point at which their healing has stalled and isn’t expected to improve further.
If you or a loved one are facing a future with permanent disabilities caused by an on-the-job accident, our team can help. Trust Hoffman Law Firm to get you the medical treatment you need and the compensation you deserve.
Fighting for Injured Workers
The workers’ compensation attorneys at Hoffman Law Firm have successfully represented injured workers just like you in Charleston, SC and across the entire state of South Carolina. We’re proud of the results we’ve achieved – and our team is ready to put our personal injury experience to work for you!
Here’s what you can expect: During your free initial consultation, we’ll begin by learning the details of your workplace injury, then move on to discussing the next steps toward securing a benefits package. Your workers’ comp attorney will stick by your side through the entire injury claim process, always available to provide the support and guidance you need.
Contact Hoffman Law Firm today to receive immediate help with your workers’ compensation claim, starting with a free initial consultation.