Accidents happen. People get hurt. But it makes a difference when you’re hurt at work, because Workers’ Compensation may be your exclusive remedy. That means that in the vast majority of cases, the only way you can receive compensation for medical expenses and lost wages for an injury or illness due to work is through the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation system.
In typical cases involving bodily injury, an important part of the case is proving fault. However, that’s not an element in workers’ compensation cases, because workers’ compensation is a no-fault system. Typically, as long as the injury or illness is the result of work, you can receive compensation.
Unfortunately, sometimes it can be challenging to prove that the injury or illness did happen on the job or that you qualify for coverage. Employers or their insurers may want to demonstrate that your injury or illness was pre-existing or didn’t arise in the course of work. They may look for a basis to deny your claim. They may look to underpay your claim. Because workers’ compensation is the exclusive remedy, it can mean that if your workers’ compensation claim is denied, you will get no compensation whatsoever.
This is where the experienced workers’ compensation attorneys of The Carolina Law Group can help you. We recognize the legal challenges you face and can help you overcome them. We are prepared to help you obtain full and fair workers’ compensation from your employer, including temporary and permanent disability benefits.
Time is of the essence in workers’ compensation cases, as you have only a limited window in which to report your accident and start the process. If you have a question about a workers’ compensation, contact us today to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your case.