How an attorney can help
Experienced workers' compensation attorneys who fight for your rights
Someone is hurt in a workplace accident every day. Fortunately, South Carolina has a workers' compensation system that helps pay for medical expenses and lost wages. The Lourie Law Firm is dedicated to helping injured workers. And we know that the first decision many ask themselves is whether or not to get a lawyer.
You may be told you don't need a lawyer to file a workers' compensation claim. And technically, that is true. But if you want to give yourself the best chance to collect the full amount of benefits you need and deserve, hiring an experienced workers' compensation lawyer is a smart step to take.
How can an attorney help your claim? By:
Explaining your rights
The workers' compensation laws are complex, and the process for filing a claim can seem intimidating. Our attorneys know these laws inside out and can explain how they apply to your situation. We will clearly explain your options and help you make an informed decision about how to proceed.
Building a strong case
Your employer may take the position that your claim should be denied because your injury was pre-existing or because you violated company policy. Our legal team can investigate your workplace accident to prove you were hurt on the job and that you did nothing wrong. We can also gather evidence that proves the true extent of your injury.
Making sure you meet deadlines
The laws in South Carolina set specific deadlines that must be met in order for injured workers to be considered for benefits. For example, an employee who gets hurt must notify his or her employer of the injury within 90 days. And a claim for benefits must be filed within two years following the date of the accident. Our attorneys can help you meet all applicable deadlines and monitor whether employers meet theirs.
Filing the correct forms
A lot of paperwork can be involved when filing and settling a workers' compensation claim. Failing to file the correct forms could result in the loss of benefits. An experienced attorney can select the proper forms and answer any questions you have when filling them out.
Communicating with representatives
Some workers' compensation claims involve talking and negotiating with several parties. These can include employer attorneys, insurance companies and union representatives. We can handle all communication for your claim to ensure your case for benefits is stated clearly.
Representing you in hearings and appeals
If an employer tries to deny your claim, we will fight for your rights. We will represent you in all hearings and appeals, in any mediation or arbitration. And if a third party was responsible for your workplace accident, we can represent you in legal action to recover damages.
The Lourie Law Firm helps injured workers get the benefits they deserve so they can focus on recovering and moving on with their lives. We offer the full service of a large firm. But you'll find we give you the personal attention of a small firm. Learn more about how we can help you with your workers' compensation claim. Contact us to schedule a free consultation.