Workers’ Compensation is a government program designed to provide benefits to people who were injured on the job or made sick by their job (such as developing mesothelioma due to asbestos exposure). If you are injured while working or are made sick from your work, you must the appropriate paperwork by the designated deadline from the date of your injury.
The Workers’ Compensation system is not an easy one. The language on the forms is complicated for the lay person, and if one form is not filled out correctly or a deadline is missed, you will be denied benefits. Even when everything is filled out properly and on time, benefits are often denied at the first, second and even third application. For this reason, it is highly recommended that you seek out the assistance of an experienced Workers’ Compensation attorney such as the ones at McWhirter, Bellinger & Associates, P.A., serving Sumter, Columbia and surrounding areas of South Carolina.
Because employers want to keep their Workers’ Comp payouts to a minimum, they may not always be willing to help you file and get your benefits. In fact, some employers may make it downright difficult to get the information you need. Also, it is against the law for certain employers to not offer Workers’ Comp to their employees. The laws in South Carolina are very specific about which employers must carry this insurance.
If you have been injured on the job or a loved one has been made ill at work and can no longer perform his/her duties, please contact McWhirter, Bellinger & Associates, P.A. today. Our experienced, compassionate Workers’ Compensation attorneys have served the residents of Sumter, Columbia, Newberry, Orangeburg, Camden and Lexington for several years, and we can help you, too.