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Goose Creek Workers’ Compensation Lawyer

If you or a loved one has been injured on the job in Goose Creek, the state of South Carolina offers workers compensation for your injuries. In the case of workplace injuries, the employer is responsible and the injured employee does not have to prove negligence. An injured worker can recover compensation for lost earnings, medical expenses and other benefits. However, the family members may not file a wrongful death claim against the employer.

Third-party lawsuits

While Goose Creek workers’ compensation does not allow an employee to file a lawsuit against their employer, the employee may file a claim against the third parties involved if they were a contributing factor to the workplace accident. Third party lawsuit action may be necessary to uncover the compensation the victim of workplace injury deserves. Third parties that may be liable for personal injury include:

  • Company drivers
  • Public utility providers
  • Outside vendors
  • Supervisors other than the employer
  • Defective equipment manufacturers
  • Project managers

Discuss your workers' compensation case

A lawsuit against a third party may be made while pursuing workers compensation. It is crucial, however, to discuss your case with an experienced work injury attorney with Steinberg Law Firm in order to follow the right path to recover your benefits and compensation. If you do not do so, you may miss a vital step in the process and your benefits may be terminated or you will not maximize your reward potential.

RESULTS

WE HAVE RECOVERED OVER $500 MILLION FOR CLIENTS IN THE LAST 10 YEARS, INCLUDING:
$1,000,000 in a claim for overtime and unpaid wages.

Common Work-Related Accidents

The most common types of accidents on the job are:

Goose Creek Workers' Compensation Attorneys

Representing Goose Creek & Nearby Areas of South Carolina

If you have been injured on the job, inform your employer of your injury as soon as you can. You can report this injury to a supervisor, manager, or safety administrator through writing or in person. You have 90 days to report an on-the-job injury, but you are encouraged to report your injury as soon as possible to lessen the chances of your claim being denied by the insurance company or your employer.

To file a successful workers’ compensation claim in Goose Creek, the injured party needs to be aware of certain limitations. First, the victim is not able to sue an employer. Second, the employee must file their claim with workers’ compensation. Lastly, the benefits will most likely be lower than one can obtain in a personal injury lawsuit against a third party.

Do I have a workers' compensation case? How can I know?
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Learn more about Workers' Compensation in South Carolina

To learn more about workers' compensation in South Carolina, view or download our workers' compensation infographic.

What types of compensation are available

You are entitled to:

  • Medical care

    This includes visits to the doctor, surgery, prescriptions, etc. If you go to your own physician your expenses will not be paid. If you visit a doctor chosen by your employer’s insurance company, they are paid directly.

  • Lost wages

    You are temporarily totally disabled (TTD) if you are not able to work as a result of injury/illness. During this period you can be paid wages you would have earned had you been able to keep working during your recovery period.

  • Permanent partial disability

    Permanent partial disability (PPD) applies if you are permanently impaired. You receive two-thirds of your average weekly wage, subject to the same weekly maximum as TTD.

  • Permanent total disability

    Permanent total disability (PTD) refers to the loss of both legs, arms, feet, hands, loss of vision, in both eyes, or a combination of such losses. Workers considered to be permanently totally disabled may receive more benefits.

FREE CONSULTATIONS

Goose Creek worker’s compensation laws are complex. Contact a skilled work injury attorney today with Steinberg Law Firm LLP. We have an experienced group of attorneys that will know the best way to navigate your case.

What Our Clients Say About Us

I am very pleased with my experience

I have, and will continue to recommend The Steinberg Law Firm. They have worked very hard on my behalf.

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He really did such an unbelievable job. Even when the settlement was made, he returned a text with a call to share in the joy over another medical event we were going through, that had a great outcome. Yes, they really do care.

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