If you or a loved one has been injured at work, you are likely facing unexpected physical, financial, and emotional burdens. Questions about payment of medical bills, time out of work, and the legal process are normal and are best answered by a workers' compensation attorney experienced in handling these types of cases.
Insurance companies are not motivated by your best interest and will often do anything possible to reduce the value of your claim. This can begin as early as your first conversation with a supervisor or insurance adjuster and so it is critical that you speak with an attorney as soon as possible following an accident. My goal is to help you understand and navigate the obstacles and hurdles of the legal process while maintaining a compassionate approach and temperament. No case is too big or too small. Each deserves an attorney who understands the South Carolina workers' compensation law, is willing to give attention to detail, and will zealously advocate on behalf of the client. I am that lawyer and I invite you to call me so that we can discuss the details of your matter and what I can do to help.
If you or a loved one was recently injured, you need to speak with an experienced lawyer who can advise you and help you through this difficult process. At your initial consultation, I will discuss the facts specific to your injury and set forth a plan to achieve your goals.
Workers’ Compensation is the area of law related to compensating individuals who are injured at work. South Carolina workers’ compensation law is a no-fault system, meaning an injured worker does not need to prove that the employer’s negligence caused their injury. In order to qualify for benefits under South Carolina law, a worker need only prove that they were injured in the course and scope of their employment.
If your employer has four or more employees, then they are required by law to have workers’ compensation insurance to provide benefits to injured employees. Injured workers are generally entitled to:
However, South Carolina has strict deadlines for claiming benefits. For example, your employer must be notified as soon as possible following an injury — but no later than 90 days after the injury — or your claim may be forever barred. Additionally, all claims must be filed within two years of the date of injury.
Workers’ compensation can be a complex, frustrating, and unforgiving area of the law. When faced with a workplace injury, it is important to hire a lawyer knowledgeable in the practices, rules, and procedures of the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commission. I am that lawyer, having years of experience in handling these types of cases throughout the state.
If you need assistance with a South Carolina workers' compensation claim, I welcome you to contact me.
Archer Law Firm provides representation to injured workers throughout the state and the Midlands of South Carolina including the following:
|Calhoun||St. Matthews, Cameron|
|Fairfield||Winnsboro, Ridgeway, Jenkinsville, Winnsboro Mills|
|Kershaw||Camden, Lugoff, Elgin, Bethune, Boykin|
|Lexington||Lexington, Cayce, West Columbia, Gaston, Pelion, Swansea, Chapin|
|Orangeburg||Orangeburg, North, Santee, Holly Hill, Bowman, Vance|
|Richland||Columbia, Eastover, Arcadia Lakes, Forest Acres, Blythewood|
|Saluda||Saluda, Ridge Spring, Ward|
|Sumter||Sumter, Rembert, Dalzell, Stateburg, Pinewood|
|Lee||Bishopville, South Lynchburg|
|Clarendon||Manning, Summerton, Turbeville, Alcolu, Paxville|
|Newberry||Newberry, Pomaria, Little Mountain, Peak, Prosperity|
|Aiken||Aiken, Wagener, Graniteville, Salley, Perry|