Greenville & Spartanburg, SC Workers’ Comp Lawyers
Have you been injured on the job? Workers’ compensation law protects workers like you who have experienced an accident at work.
Although it falls under the umbrella of personal injury, a workers’ comp case is significantly different from other types of personal injury cases. Here are just a few of the ways in which a Workers’ Compensation case differs from other personal injury cases:
- If you’ve been injured, you’re eligible for benefits on a temporary basis while the case is pending;
- You don’t need to show that the employer was negligent in order to recover damages; you just need to have sustained your injury while on the job;
- You are guaranteed compensation for medical expenses and lost wages under workers’ compensation law, and in return you give up your right to sue the employer for negligence
Examples of workers’ compensation cases include slip and fall accidents, accidents involving equipment like forklifts and drills, overexertion and auto accidents while driving in the course of the job. An employee on the factory line who breaks an arm can file for workers’ compensation, and so can an administrative assistant who develops carpal tunnel syndrome from work.
If you’ve been injured on the job and want to file a workers’ comp claim, it’s imperative you contact an attorney soon. In South Carolina, you have a limited number of days in which to make your injury known so you may file a claim.
Contact the attorneys at Fulton & Barr in Greenville, SC. With a combined 40+ years of experience, Johnnie Fulton and Andrew C. Barr have the knowledge and skill to guide you through your workers’ compensation claim and get the compensation you’re entitled to. Call toll free at 800-868-2110 or fill out the online contact form today to schedule a free initial consultation.
Learn more about workers’ compensation law in the Workers’ Compensation Resources section.
The workers’ comp lawyers at Fulton & Barr, P.A., are located in Greenville, South Carolina and represent clients nationwide who have sustained work injuries throughout Upstate South Carolina including Greenville, Spartanburg, Anderson, Clinton, Easley, Gaffney, Pickens, Walhalla, Cherokee County, Oconee County, Pickens County, Laurens County, Greenwood County, Abbeville County, York County, Aiken County, Chester County, Edgefield County, and Union County.