According to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) statistics, 5,190 people died from work-related injuries in 2016–that’s a staggering 14 deaths per day. If you’ve ever been injured while on the job or contracted an illness due to hazardous work conditions, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits.
Unlike a personal injury claim, you do not need to prove that your employer was at fault to file a workers’ compensation claim. That’s because South Carolina law requires that employers have insurance and compensate employees in case of work related injuries. If you are injured on the job, your employer is the one who should be footing the medical bill, not you. Under South Carolina law, you have a right to receive any medical care that is “reasonable and necessary” for a work-related injury.
If you have been hurt while on the job you may qualify for workers' compensation. Contact Smith Injury Lawyers today.Contact Us
Unfortunately, sometimes workers are denied the compensation that they lawfully deserve. If you need to claim worker's compensation or you’ve attempted and been denied, we can help you. We are ready to fight on your behalf so that you receive the care and recovery you need.
At Smith Injury Lawyers, P.A., we want to fight for your legal rights, your health, and your future. Located in Greenville, SC, we serve clients in Sans Souci, Berea, Travelers Rest, Simpsonville, Piedmont, Taylors, Greer, Spartanburg, Anderson, Pickens, Fountain Inn, Duncan, Gantt, Conestee, Mauldin, Pelham, Liberty, Powdersville, Easley, Lyman, Wellford, and Woodruff. We also serve Western NC including Asheville, Hendersonville, Flat Rock, Black Mountain, Fairview, Swannanoa, Weaverville, Leicester, and Montreat.