Beaufort Workers' Compensation Attorneys

Representing Injured Workers

If you are hurt in a job-related accident or develop a medical condition as a result of your work, you are entitled to seek workers' compensation benefits. Unfortunately, the process of applying for these benefits can be difficult for someone who is not familiar with the system. Many people with serious injuries are denied benefits simply because they didn't know the rules. Our lawyers can help you navigate the system and receive all of the benefits to which you are entitled.

At the law firm of Harvey & Battey, P.A., in Beaufort, South Carolina, our lawyers offer a free initial consultation to explain your workers' compensation rights.

What Benefits Are Available to Injured Workers?

There are two requirements for coverage under the South Carolina Workers' Compensation system: that your employer has more than four employees, and that you were hurt on the job or while you were doing your job (in the course and scope of your employment).

As an injured worker in South Carolina, you may be entitled to:

  • Free medical care and prescription drugs
  • Temporary Total Disability (TTD) benefits while you are too injured to work
  • A lump sum settlement at the end of your case for any percentage of disability that remains after you reach Maximum Medical Improvement (MMI)

If you have received a settlement offer from your employer's workers' compensation insurance carrier, you should consult an attorney before you accept it. Insurance companies want to pay you as little as possible — and may try to avoid paying you anything at all.

Can I Sue My Employer?

In South Carolina, workers' compensation is your sole recovery from your employer if you are injured while doing your job. However, if you are injured by someone else who does not work for your employer, you may have a personal injury claim against that person (or third party) in addition to your workers' compensation claim against your employer.

Our lawyers will review your case and help you obtain maximum compensation for your injury.

Free Attorney Consultation

Initial consultations for workers' compensation cases are free, and our attorneys undertake most cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that you pay nothing out of pocket for our legal representation. Our attorney fees are paid from the settlement funds at the successful conclusion of your case. We don't receive any money unless our lawyers collect a permanent impairment claim for you.

For more information or to discuss your workers' compensation case with a lawyer at Harvey & Battey, call 843-524-3109 or contact us online.

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