Hurt At Work? Injured On The Job?

Workers' Compensation Lawyers in South Carolina​

Have You Been Injured At Work?

South Carolina Work Injury Lawyers

The South Carolina workers’ compensation system is supposed to help those who have been hurt on the job. However, all too often, deep-pocketed insurance companies use their legal prowess to exploit the system and avoid paying injured workers the benefits they deserve.

Mickle & Bass employs two former South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commissioners. Workers’ Comp Commissioners are hearing officers appointed by the governor of South Carolina. They travel throughout the state of South Carolina to hold hearings in a wide range of workers’ comp claims. Workers’ Comp Commissioners make decisions concerning money benefits and medical treatment in contested cases. The former Workers’ Comp Commissioners at Mickle & Bass presided over thousands of workers’ comp cases and gained extensive insights into how insurance companies fight these claims. Now, our dedicated team puts that knowledge to use in crafting smart legal strategies as we fight for the benefits our injured clients deserve.

In South Carolina, what would be considered a work related accident or a Worker’s Compensation injury?

In South Carolina, a work-related accident that would qualify for Workers’ Compensation benefits generally involves an injury or illness that occurs while an employee is performing their job duties or is engaged in activities related to their employment. Some examples of situations that could qualify include:

Physical Injuries:

Accidents like slips, trips, falls, or getting struck by objects while at work.

Repetitive Strain Injuries:

Conditions that develop over time due to repetitive motions, such as carpal tunnel syndrome from continuous typing.

Occupational Illnesses:

Health conditions that result from exposure to harmful substances or conditions in the workplace, such as respiratory issues from inhaling hazardous chemicals.

Aggravation of Pre-existing Conditions:

If a pre-existing condition is worsened due to work activities, it could be eligible for compensation.

Accidents While Traveling for Work:

Injuries sustained while traveling for work purposes, such as driving accidents during work-related trips.

It’s important to note that each case is unique, and whether an injury qualifies for Workers’ Compensation benefits depends on various factors, including the specific circumstances of the accident and whether the injury is directly related to work activities. If you’re dealing with a potential work-related injury, it’s recommended to consult with legal experts or professionals experienced in workers’ compensation law to understand your rights and options.

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Only six former South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commissioners are currently representing claimants in South Carolina. Two of them work at Mickle & Bass.

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What To Expect From The Mickle & Bass Law Firm

You can count on our skilled South Carolina workers’ compensation attorneys to:

If you or a loved one has been hurt on the job, do not wait to speak with one of our highly respected South Carolina workers’ compensation attorneys. We can schedule a free consultation to talk about your claim, and we will not charge you any fees unless and until we secure money for you.

What Are Workers’ Compensation Benefits in S.C.?

Workers’ compensation also provides specific benefits in cases of disfigurement, disability, or death. In addition, our knowledgeable attorneys can help with a Social Security Disability claim if you are not able to return to work.

Medical Treatment:

The injured person’s medical expenses related to the work-related injury are covered, including doctor visits, surgeries, medications, and rehabilitation.

Temporary Total Disability Benefits:

If the injured worker is unable to work due to the injury, they may receive wage replacement benefits, usually about two-thirds of their average weekly wage.

Permanent Partial Disability Benefits:

If the injury results in a permanent impairment, the injured worker might receive additional compensation based on the extent of the impairment.

Vocational Rehabilitation:

If the injury prevents the worker from returning to their previous job, they might receive vocational rehabilitation services to help them reenter the workforce in a different capacity.

Over the years, countless hardworking South Carolina residents have turned to Mickle & Bass after a serious workplace accident. Our experienced negotiators and litigators have stood strong for injured clients who were at their most vulnerable.

How Can You Protect Your Right to Workers’ Comp. Benefits?

At Mickle & Bass, our team of experienced South Carolina workers’ compensation lawyers will handle all the details of your claim so you can focus on your recovery. However, there are some precautions you should take to protect your right to benefits. It is important that you:

Follow Your Doctors Instructions After Workers' Comp. Injury

This includes attending all appointments and taking medications as prescribed. If your physician reports that you are not following your treatment plan, that will hurt your claim.

Stay Off Social Media

Your posts on social media can be used against you. What you may think is a simple photo of you on a good day can be used to argue your injury is not affecting you the way you claim.

Beware Of The Insurance Company and It's Motives Following Your Injury

The insurance company wants to pay you as little as possible (or nothing at all). You should never give a recorded statement, sign anything, or accept any payment from an insurance company without speaking to an attorney. You should also know that the insurance company may hire private investigators to try to find evidence to dispute your claim. So ask friends and family members not to talk about your workplace injuries.

Be Open With Your Lawyers About Your Workers' Comp. Claim

We are on your side, but we can’t help you if we don’t know all the details. Just because you have suffered a previous injury or have a pre-existing condition, that does not mean you cannot win your workers’ comp claim.

If you or a loved one is coping with a workplace injury or illness, you should keep your focus on your physical and mental health. Do not put added pressure on yourself by trying to negotiate with insurers or navigate the complex workers’ compensation system on your own.

Our South Carolina workers’ compensation attorneys will take that burden off you and fight aggressively for the compensation you deserve.

Talk to Our Attorneys About Your Workers' Compensation Claim

Schedule a free legal consultation with our compassionate team today. We do not charge any fees upfront to get started on your case, and we only collect fees if and when we recover compensation for your loved one.

Schedule a free consultation today by calling. Our dedicated personal injury attorneys can meet with you in ColumbiaRock HillMyrtle BeachCharleston, or anywhere else in South Carolina. Additionally, we can come to your home or hospital room, wherever is most convenient.

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When you are ready to take legal action after being hurt at work or suffering an injury due to the negligence of another, make Mickle & Bass your first call. We will provide the skillful and compassionate representation that you need.

We can provide a free consultation by phone or by meeting with you at our offices in ColumbiaCharlestonMyrtle Beach or Rock Hill. Connect with us today and get started on your case.

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