Spartanburg Workers’ Compensation Attorney for All Workplace Injuries & Illnesses
Almost all workers in the state of South Carolina are covered by Workers’ Compensation. What this means for you as a worker is that if you are injured on the job, you can expect to receive compensation for your medical bills and lost wages without having to sue your employer or prove that someone else’s fault caused your injury. However, there are many aspects of the workers’ compensation process that can turn your request for financial recovery into a challenging ordeal. The Chad Pye Law Firm in Spartanburg focuses on helping injured workers find success in their quest for South Carolina workers’ compensation benefits. Read on for more information about workers’ compensation in South Carolina, and how The Chad Pye Law Firm can help. You might also want to check out our Workers’ Compensation FAQs page for more information.
Facts about South Carolina Workers’ Compensation
In most cases, filing for workers’ compensation is your only option for an on-the-job injury or illness; the law generally does not allow you to sue your employer for damages. Although it may seem easier to file for workers’ compensation because you do not have prove negligence in court in order to recover, filing for workers’ compensation can still be a burdensome process, and your employer and their workers’ comp insurance carrier can find many ways to challenge you or deny your claim. For instance, you must be able prove that the accident or illness happened on the job or was work-related, and you must be able to prove your injury with medical documentation. Your employer may instead argue that your injury is not as serious as you claim, that it was not work-related or was caused by a pre-existing condition, or that you did not follow the proper procedures for filing a claim.
If your claim is denied, you can appeal that denial by requesting a hearing from the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commission. One of the Commission’s seven members will hold a hearing where you can present your case. If your claim is denied by the Commissioner, you can appeal for a Commission Review by a panel of three Commissioners. You must act quickly and request that review within 14 days of the previous decision.
If the Commission still denies your claim, it is possible to appeal your case to the South Carolina Court of Appeals. The grounds for appeal are limited, and you must be able to show some mistake of fact or law that was made by the Commission in deciding your case. It is even possible to appeal your case all the way to the South Carolina Supreme Court, although it is within the court’s discretion whether to take your case or not. The Chad Pye Law Firm represents injured workers at every stage of the workers’ compensation process.
Comprehensive assistance with all types of workplace illnesses and injuries
Workers’ Compensation is available for nearly any type of workplace accident, injury or occupational illness. The Chad Pye Law Firm handles any type of on-the-job injury in Spartanburg, including all of the following:
- Neck injuries
- Back injuries
- Amputation/Lost limb
- Brain injury
- Toxic exposure
- Occupational disease
- Repetitive stress injury
If you have been injured on the job in Spartanburg, contact The Chad Pye Law Firm for a free consultation. Your call is 100% confidential, and you are protected by law from any retaliation for filing a workers’ compensation claim. The Chad Pye Law Firm has helped countless injured workers recover South Carolina Workers’ Compensation benefits and would like the opportunity to help you too.