If you’ve been hurt on the job, the first thing on your mind is your health. How will your injuries affect your life in the future? Will you physically be able to do the same type of work again? Then you start to think about how you and your family will be provided for. What will happen if you can’t find another job that pays as well—or if you can’t work at all? It’s a stressful time, to be sure. But in the middle of it all, take time to consider how filing a workers’ compensation claim can help you and your family move forward.
In South Carolina, you can claim workers’ compensation benefits no matter who was at fault for your on-the-job injury. The first thing you should do is seek medical attention if necessary. Then notify your employer that you’ve experienced an injury that’s related to your job and/or happened on the job site. You are required to notify your employer within 90 days of the incident in order to retain your full rights to workers’ compensation benefits.
You should make this notification regardless of how major or minor the injury was or whether you think you will experience any long-lasting effects. Some job-related illnesses or injuries only get worse over time. That’s why it’s so important to notify your employer and file a claim as quickly as possible.
You’ll want an experienced, qualified workers’ compensation attorney on your side throughout the claims process. That’s where Charlie Burnette can help. He has over 35 years of experience helping injured people in South Carolina. He and his staff will fight to make sure you receive the maximum benefits you are entitled to.
Call our Rock Hill, SC law firm for more information or to schedule a consultation about your claim.