FAQ: Workers’ Compensation

FAQ: Workers’ Compensation

Knowledgeable Attorneys Can Answer Your Workers’ Comp Questions

If you or someone you care about has been injured at work, you probably have a lot of questions about how the South Carolina workers’ compensation process operates. You’ve probably heard that you can get help with your medical bills or recover compensation for the time you’ve spent out of work. You may have also heard that there are strict rules and guidelines for filing a claim and that your claim might be denied. Below are some answers to common workers compensation FAQ questions.

At Riesen DuRant LLC, we are ready to coach you through the process and help you determine the right steps to take to get the best outcome possible in your situation. Our attorneys have decades of experience in helping North Charleston workers file claims and get the help they need so that they don’t have to suffer.

Workers’ Compensation FAQs

Q: What is “workers’ comp” and what can it do for me?
A: “Workers’ comp” is shorthand for “workers’ compensation insurance,” which is a benefit that most employers are required by law to provide to their workers. If you or someone you know is injured on the job, compensation for medical expenses and lost wages may be available, depending on the situation.

Q: How do I know whether I’m eligible to file for workers’ comp?
A: It can be complicated to determine whether you are covered by workers’ compensation. What matters most is whether you are an employee and whether your injury happened as a result of you working for that employer. Neither of these two factors is a guarantee that your claim would be successful, however. If you aren’t sure whether you are covered, you give us a call and we can help you sort it out.

Q: How can a lawyer help with a workers’ comp claim?
A: Having a lawyer on your side can take some stress out of the process. There are deadlines and legal conditions that must be met and a knowledgeable attorney can assist with understanding and meeting those necessary requirements.

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