Greenville, Anderson, and Spartanburg, South Carolina, and Surrounding Counties
The last thing with which you and your family need to be concerned is fighting for the workers' compensation benefits you are entitled to after you have suffered a workplace injury. That is why the claim lawyers at The White Davis & White Law Firm in Anderson, South Carolina, encourage you to contact them and let them help you through this difficult time.
When you suffer an on-the-job injury, you not only have to deal with your injury, you also must be concerned with your decrease in income during your recovery and the difficulty of performing daily tasks. It is a disturbing time when you worry about how you will make ends meet and care for your family. This is when you need to know the laws concerning your injury.
Your Employer's Responsibility
Injuries sustained in the workplace can be separated into two general categories: those that stem from a specific accident, and occupational diseases that stem from continuous exposure to harmful substances or from long term strain and stress on the body. Under either circumstance, your employer is legally obligated to pay for any expenses that arise as a direct result of your injury and for any income you lose during your recovery.
The benefits to which you are entitled are determined by the nature, severity and duration of your injury and in most cases involve temporary disability benefits. However, the most serious workplace injury cases may lead to a settlement for permanent disability or disfigurement. In the case of an on-the-job death, the victim's family is entitled to receive death benefits from the employer.
Types of Workplace Injuries
Employees may suffer a wide range of workplace injuries that range in severity from minor to fatal. It is in the best interests of the employee that legal advice is sought to ensure you are receiving all of the benefits to which you are entitled. Common on-the-job injuries include:
- Back injury
- Shoulder injury
- Hand injury
- Neck injury
- Head injury/brain damage
- Broken bones
- Vision loss
- Electric shock injury
- Amputation/loss of a limb
- Medical professional's Injury
Please contact the attorneys at The White Davis & White Law Firm today to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your case. We serve Greenville, Anderson, Spartanburg, and the surrounding counties of South Carolina.