What are Common Causes of Workplace Injuries in South Carolina? We Have Your Answers
Companies in Beaufort, Bluffton, Hilton Head Island and across the Lowcountry are responsible for keeping their workplaces safe. They're legally responsible for complying with federal OSHA standards and South Carolina rules and regulations that might apply. When they don't, it's possible that a serious on-the-job injury can occur. Our Beaufort, SC workers' compensation attorneys understand that workplace injuries can occur anywhere, any time, and at any type of worksite. Don't hesitate to contact Twenge + Twombley today to discuss your case. Call 866-452-6315 or complete our online contact form today.
Workplace injuries can be divided into two categories: injuries that occur due to a single traumatic event and injuries that occur over time. Examples of injuries that occur due to a single event include fire or burn injuries, slip and fall accidents, lifting injuries or falls from a height. However, injuries that occur over time are also common. Known as repetitive stress injuries, these can include injuries from typing, factory work, or operating heavy machinery.
Common on-the-job injuries in South Carolina
Workplace injuries can cover a wide range and affect workers across a number of occupations. Under South Carolina law, employers are responsible for any work-related injury and are required to provide financial assistance for medical expenses, lost wages, and other benefits depending on the severity, extent, and duration of the injury. Common examples of injuries or conditions that may make an employee eligible for workers' compensation benefits include but is not limited to:
- Back injuries
- Rotator cuff injuries
- Injuries from construction accidents
- Permanent disabilities, such as brain injuries or spinal cord injuries
- Paralysis and paraplegia
- Loss of limbs/amputation injuries
- Broken bones and fractures
- Occupational diseases
- Eye and ear injuries
- Cuts and lacerations
Injured at work? Contact Twenge + Twombley today
Some law firms handle workers' comp claims for hundreds of different clients. The experienced attorneys at Twenge + Twombley take a different approach. Our firm limits the number of cases we handle. That allows us to give each client personalized attention. We take the time to get to know each of our clients. As a small law firm, we take the time to build the most solid and successful legal strategy on your behalf. No matter how big or small your case may be, our attorneys will always have your best interests in mind.
Take a stand against negligent employers and the insurance company adjusters, statisticians and other representatives who work to downplay your injuries. Call 866-452-6315 or fill out our online contact form to schedule a free case consultation with an aggressive, diligent on-the-job injury lawyer in South Carolina. We serve clients in Beaufort, Bluffton, Hilton Head Island and other communities throughout South Carolina's Lowcountry.
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