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Charleston Accident Lawyers Fighting For Those Injured On The Job

Workers who sustain an injury during the course of their employment are covered by state and federal workers’ compensation programs. Under the workers’ compensation program, injured workers are entitled to repayment of any medical bills related to their injuries. Workers who are unable to return to the job immediately after an accident are also entitled to a percentage of their regular wages while they recover.

While the workers’ compensation program may seem beneficial to injured workers, the task of recovering benefits can be difficult, especially when you are trying to recover from your injuries. Our Charleston workers’ compensation lawyers know how important workers’ compensation benefits are to you, your family and your financial situation; we take great care to offer the detailed advice you need to file an effective claim or appeal a denied claim.

What To Do After an Accident

If you have been injured in a workplace accident or have developed a painful medical condition after repetitive motion, there are several steps you should take to assure a favorable outcome to your claim. You should:

  • Immediately seek medical treatment and evaluation from ONE doctor.
  • Always tell the truth regarding the severity and extent of your injury. Insurance carriers and state Workers’ Compensation boards take fraudulent claims very seriously and routinely prosecute such claims to the fullest extent of the law.
  • Keep a record of all relevant employer information such as your direct superior, the name and address of your company, and other relevant information regarding the status of your employment with the company.
  • Be sure to learn the name of your employer’s Workers’ Compensation insurance carrier, the address and contact person at the insurance company, and if possible, your case or claim number.
  • Keep receipts for all medical treatments, medications, related travel expenses, and all other costs related to your injury. If your claim is approved these costs will be reimbursed to you by the insurance carrier.
  • Follow your doctor’s recommendations precisely and attend each required doctor’s visit.

In many cases, it is possible for you to complete the initial workers’ compensation claim paperwork, however if you receive notice of a denial of your claim, it is important to contact an experienced accident lawyer immediately. We have the skills and knowledge needed to help you pursue the maximum benefits you are entitled to.

Third Party Injury Claims

Some workers who are injured in accidents may be able to obtain compensation from a third party, in addition to their workers’ compensation benefits. If your accident was caused by the negligent actions of someone other than yourself and your employer, it is possible to pursue compensation from that third party’s insurance carrier.

Third party accidents often involve:

  • Subcontractors working on your employer’s property
  • Outside maintenance technicians
  • Product manufacturers
  • Service providers

We have the experience needed to help you pursue compensation from the negligent party and will help you explore every available legal option during your quest for justice for your injuries.

Contact us online or call 1-888-571-2525 to schedule a free consultation to discuss your injuries with one of our experienced Charleston workers comp attorneys today.

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