South Carolina Carpal Tunnel Injury Lawyers
When you are not working, every bill can become a burden. Every medical fee, house payment and grocery store trip can begin to seem overwhelming - and there are times when only an experienced lawyer can help you obtain the workers' compensation benefits you need to support your family and restore your health.
At Proffitt & Cox, our Columbia law firm is focused on helping workers throughout South Carolina with legal issues related to workers' compensation. We offer free initial consultations where our Columbia workers' compensation attorneys can discuss the details of your on-the-job injury. We can also answer any questions you may have regarding your rights:
- Can I choose my own doctor?
- Have I waited too long to file my claim?
- Am I required to go back to work before I have been released by my doctor?
- How long will it take to file a workers' compensation claim?
- What benefits are available to me?
In talking with a lawyer, people often begin to realize that workers' compensation benefits are easier to obtain than they initially thought. In South Carolina, workers' compensation laws include coverage of occupational diseases, including repetitive strain injuries like carpal tunnel syndrome. The laws provide benefits for heart attacks and serious job related psychological problems under certain circumstances.
Many injured workers who are not represented by a workers' compensation lawyer are unaware that they may be entitled to additional compensation for permanent injury even if they are able to return to work. Even if your employer or their insurance company has offered you a settlement, it is a good idea to consult with an attorney about whether the settlement provides fair compensation.
Further, under South Carolina worker's compensation law, fault does not matter. This means that claimants are not required to prove that their employer was at fault for the injury and may receive benefits even if the employee's own carelessness caused the on-the-job injury.
Sometimes It's Not Only a Workers' Compensation Issue
People who have been injured on the job sometimes think of workers' compensation as the only solution, but the truth is that you may have more legal options than you think. As experienced attorneys, we help you explore every legal option available to you. Sometimes this means bringing a personal injury lawsuit against a third-party, like a subcontractor on your job site or a company that made a dangerous or defective product.
To get started on a workers' compensation claim, talk to a South Carolina workers' compensation lawyer. Contact Proffitt & Cox, LLP, Attorneys at Law, by calling (803) 834-7097 in Columbia or toll free nationwide (877) 276-0533. You can also complete our contact form to schedule an initial consultation. We are conveniently located in the BB&T building at 8910 Two Notch Road, near I-77 and I-20 in Northeast Columbia.