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Christian & Christian Helps You Navigate South Carolina Workers Compensation

If you’ve been injured while on the job, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation. In South Carolina, workers’ compensation laws were created to provide injured individuals with payment for medical expenses and lost earnings, even if the accident was not the fault of the employer.

Filing a worker's compensation claim can be a confusing and difficult process. Because of this, it is essential to have our experienced team of Greenville workers’ compensation attorneys on your side. Christian & Christian is here to help you collect the necessary documentation, correctly file paperwork, navigate any legal obstacles along the way to ensure you can obtain the maximum compensation possible.

Injured at work? Contact Christian & Christian for a free consultation to seek compensation for your South Carolina workers compensation settlement!

Am I Eligible to File a Workers' Comp Claim?

Individuals in nearly any profession, from teachers and doctors to construction workers, are at risk of suffering an injury while at work. Injuries can range from one-time incidents, such as falls and vehicle accidents, to those sustained over time through repetitive stress or exposure to harmful substances. Whatever injuries you may be suffering, it is very likely that the insurance company will do everything in their power to either pay out as little compensation to you as possible or deny your claim outright.


Can I File a Workers’ Comp Claim After Being Fired?

In the state of South Carolina, a terminated employee is allowed to file a claim for workers’ compensation benefits after being let go by their employer if the following are proven to be true:

  • You have recently experienced a legitimate, work-related injury.
  • Your injury has created damages, such as medical expenses, lost wages, reduced ability to perform job-related duties, etc.
  • Your injury took place within the past 30 days. (If you have developed an occupational disease or repetitive stress injury, you may be able to file a claim if less than 2 years have passed since you became disabled.)

Challenges You May Face When Filing a Post-Termination Workers’ Comp Claim

  • Should you file an injury claim after being fired, you will likely experience some push-back from your employer’s insurance company. You are by no means automatically barred from receiving the benefits you deserve just because you have been let go, but your employer’s workers’ comp insurance provider will inevitably be more skeptical of your claim. They may view your request for payment as a way of exacting revenge on your employer or compensating for your lack of work.

There may be additional time limits, depending on your circumstances and injuries. Don’t make the mistake of waiting too long and losing access to the payment you need to afford the costs associated with your recovery. Connect with an experienced legal professional immediately in order to increase your chances of obtaining a positive outcome.

Can I Sue my Employer to Compensate for Work Accident Injuries?

Workers’ compensation is a no-fault system that hurt employees can turn to if they are injured in an on-the-job accident. The insurance is in place to cover the expenses associated with most work-related injuries — if a medical condition occurred at a place of work, or was the result of performing work, workers’ compensation can help. Unlike typical injury cases, victims do not need to prove the liability of another party in order to recover benefits.

Employers are often (at least partially) to blame for work accidents, because they are in charge of the safety of their workers. Many people who are injured on the job at the fault of their employer wish to file a lawsuit for additional finances, as well as collecting their workers’ compensation benefits. However, suing an employer is not permitted under the workers’ compensation system. There are some exceptions, and injured employees still preserve their right to sue liable third parties if they collect workers’ compensation benefits.

  • Intentional Harm and Gross Negligence
    • One exception to the limit on employer lawsuits is in cases of intentional harm. If an injured employee can prove that their condition was caused by an employer’s purposefully harmful actions or gross negligence in which harm is an extremely likely result, an additional lawsuit may be appropriate. Compared to the typical definition of negligence, gross negligence involves instances in which the safety of others is completely disregarded, whereas typical negligence is generally more of an oversight. The definition of gross negligence can be interpreted in different ways, and its application to every individual case will vary.
  • Third-Party Liability
    • Although employers are generally exempt from facing lawsuits based on their liability in work accident cases, third parties can be sued if they were at fault. In some cases, work injuries are caused by negligent drivers, equipment manufacturers, safety inspectors, or others. These parties may be associated with the employer in some way, or independent.
    • A responsible third party can be the subject of a personal injury lawsuit related to an on-the-job accident. Through this form of legal action, victims can recover additional pay on top of their workers’ compensation benefits.

The sooner you retain counsel for your claim, the better. Turn to our Greenville workers’ compensation lawyers today for a consultation to discuss your case!

Pursuing Compensation from Well-Funded Opponents

Time and time again, our aggressive personal injury team has been able to go up against even the biggest companies and their insurance providers, successfully obtaining the compensation that our clients deserve for their legitimate claims. With nearly a century of combined experience under our belts, millions of dollars recovered, and no fees unless we obtain compensation for you, we are the firm you want at your side.

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