Debunking Common Misnomers About Workers' Comp

Many workers are familiar with the workers' compensation process. If they get injured on the job, they can file a workers' compensation claim and receive benefits.

And because of this assumption, many employees don't feel the need to obtain outside legal assistance if they do in fact get injured at work. Other workers simply refrain from filing a claim at all for fear that they will lose their job if they do, or somehow betray their employer.

But there are a handful of important things to keep in mind when it comes to workplace injuries.

Consider These Issues If You've Been Injured At Work

  • Many injured workers never receive benefits at all because their claims are denied
  • Workers who file claims on their own and do receive benefits often never receive the maximum amount
  • Employers are prohibited from firing or retaliating against a worker for filing a workers' comp claim
  • Employers do not pay claims out of pocket; they hire an outside insurance company who takes care of such matters

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Lawyers Who Know The Process

As the above suggests, the workers' compensation process is far from straightforward. Benefits are often denied and they are rarely paid in full. At Hendrix & Steigner Attorneys at Law, let us help you with the process.

We are a South Carolina family run law firm with many years of experience handling personal injury and workplace injury claims for West Columbia and surrounding areas.

A Thorough Understanding Of The Law

Our lawyers know the law, but more importantly the process and deadlines that accompany a workers' comp claim. There are strict time frames the law allows injured workers to report their injuries. There are also stringent requirements regarding the types of medical treatment employees can receive and when.

From repetitive trauma injuries from computer tasks to electrocutions to back injuries from unloading trucks, we have handled them all.

Come To Us, Even If You Just Have Questions

If you have been injured on the job, come see us, even if you just have questions. It's tempting to ask for guidance from family members, but we are professionals. We know the law and want to make sure you're equipped with the right information so you can make the best decisions for your circumstance.

Schedule your consultation online to learn more. There will never be pressure to hire us.