Employees within the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) industry have greater risk of being injured on the job than many other professions. Luckily, most HVAC companies have workers’ compensation coverage to help injured employees recover after a work injury. Workers compensation benefits in South Carolina help injured employees cover their medical expenses, such as doctor’s visits and physical therapy, lost wages, reduced earning capacity, and any disabilities caused by the accident.
To learn more about your rights as an injured HVAC worker, contact the reputable workers’ compensation lawyers at Cavanaugh & Thickens today. With over 60 years of combined experience, you can rest assured knowing that you and your case are in good hands. Cavanaugh & Thickens is the 2022 & 2023 Best of Columbia winner of “Best Workers’ Compensation Law Firm.” Get a free case evaluation with our Charleston or Columbia workers’ comp team today by calling (803) 888-2200 or emailing [email protected].
Common Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Tech/Installer Injuries:
With extensive training, even the most experienced HVAC technicians can be injured on the job. Common injuries HVAC techs face include, but are not limited to:
- Strains, Sprains, and Contusions From Heavy Lifting
- Falling From Heights
- Slip and Falls
- Injuries From Falling Objects
- Broken Bones
- Shoulder Injuries
- Neck Injuries
- Hand Injuries
- Respiratory Injuries
- And More.
What Does HVAC Workers’ Compensation Cover?
An experienced workers’ compensation lawyer will work with you to ensure you get the entirety of what you’re owed after an on-the-job injury, including compensation for:
- All Related Medical Bills: Including emergency room visits, doctor’s visits, surgery, follow up appointments, rehabilitation appointments such as physical therapy, and more.
- Wrongful Death Benefits: If the injury led to loss of life, we are so sorry. We will optimize your claim to ensure you’re compensated for death benefits such as funeral and burial costs, loss of financial support, and more.
- Lost Wages: Lost wages compensates you for the hours/days/weeks/months or other amount of time missed from work due to your injury.
- Reduced Earning Capacity: If your injuries prevent you from returning to work in the same capacity, you can pursue benefits for partial wage loss.
- Bodily Disfigurement: Those who have suffered serious permanent bodily disfigurement to the face, head, neck, or other area may qualify for bodily disfigurement compensation.
- Transportation To/From Medical Appointments: Including doctor’s visits, follow up appointments, ambulance costs, and more.
- Permanent Partial Disability (PPD) Benefits: These injuries may include the loss of up to 49% of the back, the loss of an arm, leg, foot, finger, or toe, loss of vision in one eye, and other serious injuries.
- Permanent Total Disability (PTD) Benefits: These injuries may include the loss of 50% or more of the back, injuries to both shoulders, both legs, both arms, both eyes, both feet, both hips, two different body parts, or other serious injuries.
To learn more about what compensation you may be entitled to after a work injury, contact our workers’ compensation team today at (803) 888-2200. We are happy to provide you with more information based on the specifics of your situation at no cost to you.
Do I Have a Workers’ Compensation Case?
If you or a loved one was injured while performing their job in South Carolina, then you’re likely covered under South Carolina workers’ compensation. However, not every employee is eligible under SC law. For example, if you’re an HVAC worker at a business with less than 4 employees, an independent contractor, or a temporary employee, it’s possible you will not qualify for workers’ compensation.
To learn more about whether you have a case after an injury working as an HVAC tech or installer, it’s in your best interest to speak with an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer. We will help you understand your rights under state law and fight hard to get you the entirety of what you’re owed.
Do I Need a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer?
There are many benefits to hiring a workers’ compensation lawyer to help you through the intricate workers’ compensation process. When you hire Cavanaugh & Thickens, you can expect our workers’ compensation attorneys to:
- Optimize your claim to get you the entirety of what you’re owed
- Help you navigate the complex legal system so you never feel confused
- Ensure all documents are submitted on time and no deadlines are missed
- Talk to your medical providers to gather critical evidence and information to prove an on-the-job injury
- File aggressive appeals if your workers comp claim was denied
- Represent you in any court hearings
- Ensure you are not rushed back to work before you’re ready
- Collect critical evidence to prove your claim
- Identify and talk to witnesses
- And much more
Research proves that having a reputable workers’ compensation lawyer on your side increases your chances of receiving the compensation you deserve.
If you’re interested in learning more about how our award-winning workers’ compensation lawyers can help you and your case, call our office today to schedule your complimentary case evaluation at (803) 888-2200.
Why Choose Cavanaugh & Thickens For Your Workers’ Comp Case
When it comes to selecting a lawyer to handle your workers’ compensation case, who you hire matters. There is nothing more frustrating than being injured on the job, and having an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer on your side will make the process much smoother, allowing you to focus all of your attention and energy into what matters most: healing.
The workers’ compensation attorneys at Cavanaugh & Thickens are dedicated to attorney-client communication and have a history of securing high settlements for our clients. Their passionate work has led to numerous awards, such as winning the 2023 Best of Columbia award for “Best Workers’ Compensation Law Firm” for the second year in a row. To learn more about what it’s like being a client with our law firm, we encourage you to read our reviews.
We’re here to help. Simply call our office today at (803) 888-2200 or email [email protected] and a member of our team will be in touch as soon as possible.