Filing a claim for workers’ compensation benefits can be a long and tiresome process without guidance or support. Even gathering the necessary documents and meeting the required notification and filing deadlines can be challenging on your own when dealing with injuries. When Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC, represents you, we handle the details of your case for you so you can focus on sticking to your treatment plan.
If you or someone you love suffered injuries at work, our Cherokee County workers’ compensation lawyer can help. Our team will listen to your story with compassion and understanding and assess your situation. Then, we can explain the benefits you and your family are entitled to receive, the potential timeline, and the possibility of resolving your case with a lump-sum settlement.
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Injured Workers in South Carolina Have Rights
According to South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commission (WCC) guidelines, if you or someone you love was injured at work, your employer can cover your medical expenses through workers’ compensation insurance. You can also have your lost wages replaced and collect permanent disability benefits if your injuries are deemed permanent.
Our goal is to secure the best possible outcome for your case and keep the compensation process moving forward smoothly. When our workers’ compensation attorney manages your case, we fight for the short- and long-term medical care you require. We also make sure your income is calculated correctly and replaced according to state regulations, which entitle you to 66 2/3% income replacement.
Your Employer Also Has Rights
The WCC also affords many rights to your employer. If you were hurt at work, they have the right to:
- Timely notification of your injuries
- Choose your healthcare provider
Our workers’ compensation law firm will clarify your rights and responsibilities and those of your employer when we review your case. Our goal is to ensure you meet all requirements on your part and your employer compensates you accurately for your injuries.
Rights of Surviving Family Members
If an employee is fatally injured at work or succumbs to a workplace-related illness or disease, specific family members can seek death benefits. According to WCC guidelines, our team can help you apply for these benefits if you are:
- The decedent’s spouse
- The decedent’s child
- The decedent’s parent
You typically have up to two years to file a claim for death benefits. When we help you fight for these benefits, we make sure to file your case before this deadline passes.
For a free legal consultation with a workers' compensation lawyer serving Cherokee County, call 828.286.3866
Frequently Reported Workplace Injuries in South Carolina
One of the first things our team does when we agree to handle your workers’ compensation claim is listen to your recollection of events. Understanding how you were injured helps us build your case for benefits. According to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) research, the most commonly reported work-related injuries in 2019 were:
- Transportation accidents
- Accidents involving others
- Slip, trip, and fall accidents
If you were hurt in Cherokee County, our workers’ compensation lawyer at Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC, will obtain and review your medical records and any internal incident reports or police reports to substantiate your case.
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How Our Legal Team Builds Workers’ Compensation Cases
The elements, details, and paperwork involved in a workers’ compensation case can quickly become overwhelming. While you focus on recovering from your injury or illness, our team focuses on fighting for the benefits you deserve. When we manage your benefits case, our team will:
- Read and review the required documents and forms
- Read and review your health care test results and reports
- Identify and interview coworkers and other witnesses
- Meet all benefits-related time restrictions
You do not have to juggle physical and financial recovery on your own when our team is on your side. We will also help you weigh the pros and cons of accepting monthly benefits versus a lump-sum settlement.
Evidence We Will Collect for Your Case File
Your evidence file will contain recent paycheck or direct deposit stubs that prove the value of your average weekly salary and help determine your weekly or monthly financial benefits. Beyond that, the effectiveness of your workers’ compensation claim will depend on the evidence our team collects for you. For example, your file can also include:
- Medical records
- Incident reports
- Accident reports
- Witness statements
- Photos of your injury
- Accident scene photos
We also make sure your case file contains copies of all required forms and proof of their timely submission. Finally, if the insurance company denies your original request for benefits, our team can help you prepare an effective appeal and keep fighting for the coverage you need and deserve.
We Help Take the Stress Out of the Disability Process
You do not have to struggle with applying for workers’ compensation on your own. Previous clients we helped through this process say:
- “I would highly recommend Farmer & Morris…They recently helped me with my disability claim, and they provided excellent care and service. Their team members are very professional, knowledgeable, and pleasant and they have great communication.” – Alyssia
- “Miss Valentine has managed to bring our stress level down just by caring and demonstrating a high level of professionalism and investment. I definitely recommend Miss Valentine to anyone needing legal services.” – Corinne Deck
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Get Your Free Workers’ Compensation Case Review Today
Applying for workers’ compensation benefits or appealing a denial in Cherokee County can be a daunting process. Find out how our workers’ compensation lawyer can help by calling Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC, at (828) 286-3866 today.