Were you hurt on the job and denied fair compensation?
When an employee is injured, there are state laws in place that require employers to provide some level of compensation to offset the worker’s medical bills and lost income.
Unfortunately, it can be a difficult process to receive fair compensation after an accident. Employers and their insurance companies will do everything in their power to downplay your injury and reduce the amount you receive—even if you are seriously hurt and have gone through the proper channels.
As a result, it is often best to seek legal representation to help you navigate the complicated rules and regulations of worker's compensation.
I was hurt at work—what do I do now?
If you were injured in a workplace accident, it’s important to follow proper procedure to ensure you’re eligible to receive the compensation you deserve.
Seek medical treatment
Your first priority should always be treatment. Document the treatment you receive, and be sure to mention that your injury is work-related so that your account is captured in your medical records.
Report your injury to your employer
As soon as possible, alert your employer to the accident and to your injury in writing. If you fail to quickly notify your employer, you may lose your claim to compensation.
File a worker's compensation claim
Once you’ve reported your accident, your employer should provide you with paperwork to log your injury and request worker's compensation. Information on how to file a worker's compensation claim can also be found with the South Carolina Workers Compensation Commission.
Hire Williams & Williams to defend your rights
If you’re claim is denied, or you believe you haven’t received fair compensation, Williams & Williams will aggressively advocate for your rights.
How can Williams & Williams help?
Receiving the compensation you deserve depends on demonstrating not only that your injuries were severe, but also showing that all proper steps were followed in seeking compensation. This can be a harrowing task, especially if you’ve just suffered a serious injury at work.
The experienced attorneys at Williams & Williams can help to investigate, build your case, and aggressively fight for what you’re owed.
Since 1936, we’ve recovered millions in damages for clients in Orangeburg County and across South Carolina. We will relentlessly advocate for your full and fair compensation.
What will it cost for Williams & Williams to handle my case?
We operate on a contingency fee, which means we don’t charge anything unless you recover damages.
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Contact a lawyer at Williams & Williams Attorneys at Law in Orangeburg, South Carolina by calling (803) 534-5218 to schedule a free consultation.
Your consultation will always be handled by one of our experienced attorneys.