Types of Charleston Workers Compensation ClaimsClore Law ·
Employees should be aware of their legal rights when they sustain a Charleston Workers Compensation injury. If you are injured at work, you may make a claim for Charleston Workers Compensation regardless of who is at fault. Most employers are required by law to carry workers compensation insurance or self-insure their employees in the event of an injury. There are rules regarding the time frame for reporting accident injuries, diseases, and repetitive motion trauma to your employer. Generally, the best approach is to report an injury to your manager as soon as you become aware of it. Unfortunately, there are times when your employer or the company's workers comp insurance carrier will not recognize your claim, or will not properly compensate you for your injury. An experienced Charleston workers compensation lawyer in South Carolina can help you determine your legal recourse in these cases.
Major Types of Claims and Injuries Reported in Charleston Workers Compensation Claims:
- Asbestos exposure and other job-related diseases
- Various bodily injuries
- Burns and injuries suffered in fires and explosions
- Carpal tunnel syndrome and repetitive trauma injuries
- Reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD)
- Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)
- Chemical burns and toxic chemical exposure
- Disfigurement and scarring
- Work-related emotional and psychiatric issues
- Eye injuries and hearing problems
- Work-induced heart attacks and work-induced strokes.
Although the above listed injuries fall under South Carolina workers comp laws, there are certain preclusions. For example, if you sustain an injury outside the scope of your duties at work, you cannot claim for Charleston Workers Compensation. However, if you produce a valid proof you can establish that the injury sustained is job-related. An experienced Charleston workers compensation attorney can help you prove such a case.
Contact a Charleston Workers Compensation Lawyer
The Clore Law Group LLC in Charleston SC helps people injured at work. If you were injured at work, call now to schedule a free consultation regarding your workers compensation claim.
Clore Law Group welcomes your questions about any issues concerning a serious personal injury, car accident, medical malpractice, nursing home neglect, business tort, or workplace injury. If you have a viable claim, we’ll explain the legal process. Since consultations are always free, there’s no cost in learning your legal options.