How Do I File a Workers' Compensation Claim in South Carolina?
Filing for workers' compensation in South Carolina might seem like a simple, straightforward process. However, initiating a successful claim for workers' comp benefits can be much more complex than meets the eye. South Carolina laws set strict cutoff dates for reporting workplace injuries and illnesses, filing for workers' compensation insurance, and appealing claims denied by employers and insurance companies.
At Twenge + Twombley, our lawyers are familiar with the steps necessary to successfully file a workers' comp claim in South Carolina. We know the common tricks and tactics that employers and insurance companies use against workers with on-the-job injuries. Don't go it alone. Our Beaufort, SC workers' compensation attorneys are here to help get you the compensation you deserve for your accident. Contact us to discuss your case. Call 866-452-6315 or complete our online contact form today.
Steps to file a successful workers' compensation claim in South Carolina
- Inform your employer that you've been injured on-the-job. Most employers require notification at the time of the accident or as soon as possible thereafter. However, South Carolina law permits injured workers to give notice within 90 days of an accident or illness.
- Obtain the necessary paperwork from your employer to file a claim for benefits. If your employer fails to report your accident or if you don't believe you received all of your benefits, you can personally file your claim with the South Carolina Workers' Compensation Commission.
- To file a claim, submit either Form 50 (for workplace injuries) or Form 52 (for wrongful death claims). Claims typically must be filed within two years of a work-related accident or wrongful death and filed by registered mail. For those claiming workers' compensation benefits for an occupational disease, the filing period does not start until diagnosis.
- Speak with an experienced Beaufort, SC work injury attorney. The claims process can be complex, requiring mounds of confusing paperwork to be filed on tight deadlines. Our attorneys can help ensure you receive all of the workers' compensation benefits you deserve.
Reliable, diligent South Carolina workers' compensation attorneys
At Twenge + Twombley, we don't think it should be difficult to talk to a lawyer. We want to make getting justice an easy process. That starts with a free consultation with us. We understand that your recovery can be very difficult. When you contact us, we think you'll find out right away how much we enjoy helping people. We know you're probably going through one of the hardest times of your life.
Our aggressive, determined attorneys in Beaufort, SC are ready to fight for you. Call 866-452-6315 or fill out our online contact form to schedule a free case consultation. We serve clients in Beaufort, Bluffton, Hilton Head Island and other communities throughout South Carolina.
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