All South Carolina employers must carry workers’ compensation insurance that covers an employee’s medical costs and lost wages if they’re hurt on the job. If you’re struggling to get the assistance you’re due by law, reach out to Gibson Law Firm, LLC for fast and comprehensive help with workers’ compensation. We’ll be at your side to help you navigate the confusing legal language and processes often required to get the benefits and medical care you need after being injured at work.
The workers' compensation act protects your rights
The Workers' Compensation Act of South Carolina makes it clear that when an employee suffers injury in the course of employment, that person is entitled to recover medical expenses, temporary total compensation, and more precisely, permanent and full disability benefits.
Under the current law, your employer has the right to select the doctor who will treat you. If you see a doctor without the permission of your employer, he or she may not be held liable for the medical expense unless it was an emergency. However, you have the right to choose a physician to evaluate you for the specific disability you may have.
Regardless of how you were injured at work, you deserve compensation and coverage for your resulting medical expenses. As soon as you’re hurt, tell your immediate supervisor and file a report, requesting workers’ compensation from your employer.
Contact our law firm if your claim is contested and speak with our workers’ compensation attorney. We’ll take on your case and file the appropriate forms and even attend court dates on your behalf. Reach out to Gibson Law Firm, LLC to discuss your case as soon as possible. Your future may depend on it.
Contact us to discuss your case with a competent professional. We are based in North Charleston, South Carolina.