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Proven Greenville Lawyer Fights for Fair Workers’ Compensation

South Carolina firm assists clients who have been injured on the job

A workplace injury will leave you with many concerns about your financial security. Your employer may not want to pay the costs of your treatment and lost wages after you’ve been hurt while working. If you find yourself in this situation, help is available. The Mann Law Firm in Greenville is on your side and will fight to get you the compensation and treatment you deserve for your injuries. In South Carolina, more than 30,000 injuries were reported to private employers, and more than half of these incidents resulted in injuries severe enough to require work absences, restrictions or transfers. If you’ve suffered a workplace injury or illness, you’re not alone. Annually, the state has approximately 2.5 claims per 100 full-time workers. With this volume, it’s easy for a worthy case to be overlooked or mishandled. Attorney John Mann has the track record and determination to secure full payment through a settlement or a hearing before the state Workers’ Compensation Commission.

Knowledgeable advocate explains benefits and eligibility requirements

People are hurt on the job every day, suffering injuries that range from minor sprains to permanent impairment. When you’ve been injured on the job, you are entitled to benefits to cover your losses. Attorney John Mann and his staff press for you to get the compensation you’re entitled to. The benefits that victims and their families can recover from workers’ compensation include:

  • Necessary medical care
  • Two-thirds of the wages lost while you are unable to work, up to the state maximum
  • Permanent disability benefits
  • Compensation for disfigurement, physical impairment and loss of limbs
  • Reimbursement for driving costs to see your doctor or pick up prescriptions
  • Death benefits

Whether you’re a full-time or part-time employee, you are entitled to receive workers’ comp benefits in South Carolina if you have been injured, although the state does have certain requirements workers need to meet. For one, you must be a paid employee of the company to be eligible. The state often uses a direct control test to determine whether you’re an employee. Another important requirement is that the incident that led to your injury needs to be reported within 90 days.

Skillful attorney files workers’ compensation claims and appeals

After an accident, there are some necessary steps you need to take to ensure you don’t waive your rights to treatment and compensation.

You should immediately inform your supervisor and fill out your company’s accident report form to put the incident on record. You also need to seek the appropriate medical treatment for your injury. Your employer or its insurance company can decide which doctor you need to see for your treatment.

Once your condition has been stabilized, our firm can guide you through the rest of the process. There are important and time-sensitive forms that need to be filed to safeguard your workers’ compensation claim. These forms are especially important if your employer does not file a claim or denies your injury. If your claim is rejected or you receive less than you are entitled to, we work diligently to file and litigate workers’ compensation appeals.

Thorough legal counsel explains what types of workplace injuries are covered

There are many types of injuries covered by workers’ compensation, including those due to accidents or illnesses caused by occupational diseases acquired on the job. The severity of injury is usually not an issue for eligibility, except for minor injuries (papercuts or small bruises). However, nonsurgical scarring that can be seen from more than eight feet away does entitle you to recover benefits. The determination often comes down to how much the injury impairs your ability to do your work or affects your capacity to earn money. All types of workplace injuries are covered, whether you’ve been hurt in a construction accident, while working at an office job or in some other position.

Contact a South Carolina workers’ compensation lawyer for a free phone consultation

When you’ve been harmed by unsafe working conditions in South Carolina, the Mann Law Firm will advocate for you to be fully compensated for your injuries. Please call 864-326-0535 or contact the firm online to schedule a free telephone consultation regarding your case. The firm’s office is in Greenville.

 

 

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    512 East North Street
    Greenville, South Carolina 29601
    Phone: 864-326-0535
    Fax: 864-233-5088
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