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You work hard. The last thing you can afford is to rack up expensive medical bills or lose income from being hurt at work. We understand how hard work injuries can be, and we are here to help. Fortunately, South Carolina workers’ compensation benefits help protect workers who have been injured on the job. Trust an experienced lawyer to guide you through the legal aspects of the case so you can focus on healing.
Workers’ comp benefits fall into the general categories of medical expenses, lost wages and long-term disabilities. Too often people assume that their employer and their insurance company will make sure they get the compensation they deserve. Unfortunately, that is not always the case as companies and their insurers may try to rush you back to work or deny you access to necessary additional medical care. Cavanaugh & Thickens can work with you to protect your rights and help you get the compensation you need, including:
Workers compensation benefits cover the medical expenses needed to treat a work-related injury or illness such as doctors’ appointments, physical therapy sessions, and prescriptions. However, you need to go to a doctor that your employer or insurance company covers to receive compensation. Our team can help you navigate the process to achieve the best outcome.
This is the income you would have earned had you been working during your recovery. You’re eligible to receive compensation for your lost wages if you’re unable to return to work for at least a week due to a work-related injury or illness. You may also be eligible for temporary disability if you’re not able to work after at least two weeks.
Permanent disability includes permanent partial disability (PPD) and permanent total disability (PTD). A permanent impairment due to work-related injury or illness generally qualifies you for PPD benefits, which is two-thirds of your average weekly wage. PTD includes total disabilities such as the loss of both hands, both feet or vision in both eyes.
During this extremely hard time, the last thing you need is to worry about legal proceedings. Let us take the weight off of you. We will fight to get a fair and timely outcome.
The lawyers at Cavanaugh & Thickens have the knowledge and experience needed to get you the compensation you deserve. We are a client focused and results driven law firm. Because of this, we take each case personally, working with clients every step of the way to get on their path to recovery. When you have been hurt at work, schedule a free consultation with our Columbia SC workers’ comp lawyers.