Skilled Workers’ Compensation Lawyer in Columbia, SC
We work so we can enjoy life. A steady job results in a steady paycheck, which allows us to eat, pay bills and take in entertainment in various forms.
We do not work to get injured. But when an injury occurs, or when you get sick due to a work-related illness, we lose the ability to work. We lose the ability to bring in income and pay for the most basic necessities in life.
Does this sound familiar to you? If yes, then call on workers’ compensation lawyer Lori Murray. From her law offices in Columbia, SC, she represents employees who have suffered on-the-job injuries anywhere in the state.
Workers’ Compensation System in South Carolina
In its core, the workers’ compensation system is set up so that employees who get hurt at work or who suffer from occupational diseases and cannot work can obtain a livable wage while they recover.
If you’ve been injured on the job, you’re entitled to:
- Payments for necessary medical care
- Reimbursement for lost wages
- Compensation for any permanent disability or disfigurement
Frequently Asked Questions About Workers’ Comp
How do I report a claim so I can get workers’ comp benefits?
Your first step is to provide notice of your accident or illness to your employer, as soon as possible. Failure to immediately report your accident could result in a denial of your workers’ compensation claim. If you are uncertain how to provide notice, speak with an experienced work comp lawyer.
What do I do if my employer hasn’t processed my claim?
Your employer is under no duty to immediately respond to your notice. Instead, he or she has 10 days from the date of notice to report your claim to the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commission and his or her insurance provider. If it has been more than 10 days, and you have not yet heard anything, talk to an attorney immediately.
What happens if the insurance carrier denies my benefits or cuts them off too early?
As a former insurance defense lawyer, Lori Murray will tell you this: Every insurance company is only out to make as much of a profit as possible. This means an insurance provider will do everything it can to pay out as little as possible on your claim. One of the ways they will do this is by stating that your injury doesn’t fit within the requirements of the workers’ compensation laws, or by saying that you have recovered—even if you haven’t.
Do not let an insurance adjuster bully you into believing you don’t deserve benefits. Call Lori Murray to discuss your denied workers’ compensation claim to learn more.
Call Lori Murray to Start Getting the Money You Need to Live and Heal
Do not waste any time in seeking legal help with your South Carolina workers’ compensation claim.
Turn to Lori for help:
- Filing your initial claim with your employer
- Filling out your paperwork for the insurance company
- Understanding the role of the independent medical exam (IME) in your treatment
- Pursuing an appeal of a denied claim.
Call 803-779-4472 now or contact attorney Lori Murray online today to discuss your next steps in a free consultation.