Have you or a family member recently been injured in a workplace accident? There is no magic wand anyone can wave to get you back on your feet again after a severe workplace injury, but as an experienced workers’ compensation law firm, the Law Offices of Eric C. Davis will work to ensure that you’re getting the maximum compensation allowable under South Carolina law. We have helped many South Carolina families maintain their peace of mind in the aftermath of serious work-related injuries. We know how stressful it can be having to suddenly adapt to the loss of independence and income that comes with a grave workplace injury, and we want to help see you through this difficult period. Whether you have already filed a claim or have yet do so, consider contacting a skilled South Carolina workers’ compensation lawyer about your situation and making sure that you and your family’s rights are protected after your disabling injury. Schedule an appointment with us today to see what we can do for you.
Workers’ Compensation Insurance
Workers’ compensation insurance has a twofold purpose. It protects employers from lawsuits after a workplace accident, and it guarantees injured workers a portion of their lost income as well as payments to cover medical bills. Workers’ compensation is a “no-fault” system, meaning that blame or responsibility are supposed to be irrelevant when filing a claim. This means that if your employer neglected to follow safety procedures at your job and you were injured as a result of this carelessness, it’s not going to affect how much you receive from a workers’ compensation claim. However, this also means that as a worker you have the right to collect insurance benefits even if your own negligence caused your accident. In practice, however, things may not be so simple, especially if your injury was grave enough to warrant surgery or may require continued care for a long period of time. We will work to keep employers and insurance companies’ claims examiners honest when it comes to honoring claims quickly and adequately. You don’t need a workers’ compensation lawyer to file a claim, but it is the best way to ensure that you and your family get a square deal after an unexpected tragedy.
Third Party Liability
Even though your employer may be protected against litigation in the event of a workplace accident, other parties are not. For example, if you were driving on company time and were struck by a drunk driver, not only can you file a workers’ compensation claim with your employer’s insurance company – you may also be able to file a personal injury lawsuit against the drunk driver. This is true even if the driver is already facing criminal charges due to the accident. There are numerous other ways that third parties could be liable for your injury. Manufacturers of defective equipment can be held accountable for their negligence, as can property owners, city officials, and others who may have contributed to the likelihood of an accident. We can help identify those who are liable for an accident and go after them in court if necessary.
Call (803) 939-1340 to speak with a knowledgeable workers’ compensation attorney.
Asking for damages or benefits after a workplace injury isn’t asking for charity. It’s your right as a injured worker and we can help protect that right so you and your family can keep your footing following your serious workplace accident. Get in touch with us today to schedule a consultation about what you can do to make sure you are being treated justly by those handling your claim.