When you are injured at work, everything changes. Your paycheck may be in jeopardy. Your boss may treat you like an enemy. Your employer may not let you visit the doctor you choose.
At the Philpot Law Firm, PA, in Greenville, South Carolina, we understand these challenges and help you navigate through the maze of workers' compensation rules and requirements.
Our law firm is built on a commitment to client service and providing clients with the best possible legal representation for their workers' compensation claims. We listen to your needs and concerns and work diligently to resolve legal matters in a courteous and professional manner.
Helping Injured Workers Since 1980
Our workers' compensation attorneys have been representing injured workers since 1980. We help workers establish their claims for lost wages and medical treatment expenses. Our clients include construction workers who have been injured in construction accidents, factory accidents and people from many other industries.
If you were injured at work, call a workers' compensation lawyer at (864) 242-1366 to arrange your free initial consultation. We represent clients in Greenville, Pickens, Laurens, Anderson and Spartanburg counties and throughout South Carolina.
Medical Treatment And Workers' Compensation
If you sustain an injury at work, your employer and the insurance company have a primary obligation to provide you with medical treatment. You should never have to pay a bill for this. You are entitled to all medical treatment that is "reasonable and necessary" to cure or relieve you from the effects of your job-related injury.
Unfortunately, some people do not receive the care they deserve under workers' compensation. Our attorneys are ready to fight on your behalf for proper medical care.
Understanding Workers' Compensation Terms
Workers' compensation law contains terms that may be confusing to the average person. In an effort to help you understand language that may be applicable to your situation, we have provided the following definitions:
Temporary Disability: If your injury causes you to be out of work, you are typically entitled to receive a wage-loss benefit called "temporary disability" while you recover from your injuries. This is paid at two-thirds of your average weekly wage. The temporary disability payment is tax-free. Payments are not made for the first seven days that you are disabled unless you are hospitalized or unless you are unable to work for more than 14 days. Once your physician releases you to return to work or declares your condition to be stable, the temporary disability benefit ends.
Training Benefits: You may also be entitled to additional benefits, such as vocational and retraining benefits. These benefits may cover school, counselors and supplies in the event you need to seek another line of work due to your work-related injury.
Permanent Disability: You may also be eligible for permanent disability benefits if the injury results in a permanent loss of use of a part of your body.