What To Do When You Have Been Injured On The Job
A Short Guide For Injured Workers
Report The InjuryIt is important that you report your injury to a supervisor as soon as possible. South Carolina law allows an injured worker 90 days to report the injury to the employer, but SOONER is better than LATER.
Attend Every Scheduled Medical AppointmentIt is crucial that an injured worker do everything possible to make it to every appointment for treatment. Repeated failure to attend appointments could be construed as a "refusal of care," which can lead to benefits being suspended.
Consult a Workers Compensation AttorneyThe earlier you consult with a South Carolina workers compensation attorney, the better your chances of obtaining the best possible outcome. Workers compensation injuries can be life-changing, and it's not always obvious what the best course of action is for someone's case. Workers compensation lawyers know the system and know how to work with other lawyers and with the Workers Compensation and court systems to get you the medical care and financial compensation you need.