Workers Compensation Attorney in Lexington, South Carolina
When it comes to Workers' Compensation cases, our founding attorney, William B. Salley, Jr., previously served as President for Injured Workers' Advocates. This organization is comprised of attorneys dedicated to protecting the rights of injured workers and their families in South Carolina. Trust the experience of Salley Law Firm, P.A. in Lexington, SC. We handle all work related injuries. Call us today at (803) 356-5000 for a free consultation.
Salley Law Firm in Lexington, SC is experienced in handling workers' compensation cases. Please contact us as soon as possible following any job related injury. Your consultation is free and there is no fee without recovery in workers’ compensation cases. We handle all work related injuries including:
• On The Job Injuries (Workers Comp) • Back, Neck and Head Injuries • Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries • Shoulder, Arm and Hand Injuries • Hip, Leg, Knee and Foot Injuries • Repetitive Motion Injuries and Carpel Tunnel • Construction Accidents • Burn and Skin Injuries • Chemical Exposure and Lung Damage Cases • Occupational Disease • Paralysis (Quadriplegia, Paraplegia) • Death Cases • On the Job Car Accidents • Denied Claims and Wrongfully Terminated Benefits • ANY and ALL Job Injuries
Workers’ compensation is is often the exclusive remedy for a person who sustains a work-related injury to be compensated for their medical expenses, lost wages and permanent injuries they sustain as a result. Under most circumstances, a person injured on the job is prohibited from suing their employer from negligence. Give that workers' compensation is likely the only way for a person on the job to be compensated, here are some important things to understand and do:
Once a work injury occurs, report your work injury immediately.
Report the injury immediately to a manager, supervisor or administrator, preferably in writing.
Report all injuries or pain that you are feeling, even if it seems minor.
You have two years from the date of injury to file a claim for benefits, if it was properly reported.
Your employer's workers' compensation insurance carrier initially chooses what doctors you see.
If you see a doctor on your own, it may not be covered.
Do not refuse treatment.
Follow the doctor's instructions.
If the doctor releases you back to work or puts you on light duty, do not refuse to return to work.
Workers’ compensation is designed to provide certain benefits to workers who are injured on the job without them having to prove fault of the employer. A person, who suffers a work-related injury, may be entitled to:
• Two-thirds of your average weekly wage, up to the set maximum, for the period of time you are out of work • Wages to supplement your average weekly wage if you are unable to earn your normal amount • Medical treatment • Prescription medications • Reimbursement for mileage traveled to and from medical appointments • Compensation for permanent injuries • Lifetime medical care and treatment in certain cases If you have questions about what you are entitled to under workers’ compensation or need help, please call (803) 356-5000 or toll free at (800) 321-6125.
Contacting Salley Law Firm, P.A in Lexington, SC early in the workers' compensation process is one of the best ways to protect your rights and alleviate any concerns you may have. Suffering from a work-related injury and having to go through the workers' compensation process can be a very difficult and stressful experience. Our attorneys pride themselves on listening to injured workers and getting them the full extent of benefits to which they are entitled.
Your initial consultation is free
There is no fee without recovery in workers' compensation cases
We serve all of South Carolina
We handle all on-the-job injuries
We offer weekend and after hour appointments
We can come to your home or your hospital room
We can assist with accepted and denied claims
Lexington, SC's Personal Injury & Workers' Compensation Law Firm
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SALLEY LAW FIRM, P.A. 129 East Main Street, Lexington, SC 29072