If you have been injured on the job, you are entitled to compensation for medical expenses and lost wages, and perhaps permanent disability benefits if you have experienced a loss of function of a body part. Additionally, if you are totally unable to work, we can also help you obtain social security disability benefits.
Despite the fact that South Carolina law requires that you be provided with these benefits, filing a claim for workers' compensation benefits can be a frustrating experience. Many people who have valid injury claims do not receive the benefits they deserve because lawyers for the employer will likely claim one of the following: the injury did not happen on the job, the injury was not work-related, the injury was a pre-existing condition, or the employee did not give notice of the injury.
The Hodge & Langley Law Firm has succeeded in overcoming these arguments for thousands of injured workers, ensuring people like you received the compensation due for their work injuries. We have helped with workers’ comp cases in Spartanburg, Greenville, and throughout South Carolina and Georgia.
Our workers’ compensation lawyers offer a free initial consultation to discuss your workers’ compensation case, and we handle workers’ compensation cases on a contingency fee basis, which means that you pay nothing up front for our legal services. If we are successful, our fee will be a percentage of the settlement or award we obtain for you; if we are not successful, you will owe us no attorney fees.
Some specific examples of workers’ compensation (formerly “workman’s compensation”) cases:
- Carpal tunnel from repetitive motion on the job
- Exposure to chemicals or toxic substances in the workplace causing reactive airway disease or industrial asthma
- Torn rotator cuff, slipped disc, or ruptured disc from lifting, pulling or pushing on the job
- Knee injuries/back strains from falls
- Amputation of limbs/extremities from machinery/equipment malfunction
- Head trauma from a fall at work
- Emotional trauma in the workplace resulting from
- Stress from increased production/hrs
- Aggravation to pre-existing mental illness
- Automobile accidents during working hours
Learn more about workers compensation in South Carolina:
- Workers’ Compensation Frequently Asked Questions
- Workers Comp Article: Is your Injury or Illness Work Related?
- Workers Comp Article: Will I Get Fired?
- 5 Misconceptions about Workers' Comp
Contact Hodge & Langley Law Firm today for a free consultation with experienced South Carolina workers comp lawyers.