YOU’VE BEEN INJURED AT WORK – WHAT NOW?
When you’re hurt at work the bills don’t stop coming and you have a family to support.
Your employer has (hopefully) reported your claim to the insurance company – now what?
Do you know if you’re entitled to weekly checks, medical benefits or compensation for your injury? It only takes a few minutes to call our experienced workers’ compensation attorneys to find out if you have a case. And the best part – the call is FREE!
Should you really trust that the insurance company has your best interest in mind? You need to take control and know your rights! Workers’ compensation benefits are available by law to injured workers — no matter whether the accident is your fault or not. You may also have a third party claim if it was someone else’s fault. Don’t put your future in the hands of the insurance company.
At Miller, Dawson, Sigal & Ward Injury Attorneys, we fight for the working men and women of South Carolina.
We can help you get access to the workers’ compensation benefits you deserve. It doesn’t matter whether your claim has been denied or you simply don’t know what to do next, we can help.
THE FIRST STEPS
If you have just been injured at work, here are the steps you need to follow:
- Notify your employer (within 90 days of the incident).
- Ask your employer where to go to for treatment. The law allows them to pick your doctor unless it is an emergency.
- Be sure to let the doctor or hospital know that you are there for a work-related injury. Give the doctor a complete list of the body parts hurting and explain how you were injured.
- Contact our experienced workers’ compensation attorney as soon as possible.
Remember that the insurance company will do everything it can to limit your claim or even deny it outright. They care about their bottom line first and you second. Don’t delay protecting your rights. Even a few small missteps early on can cause serious delay or denial of your claim. Call now for a FREE consultation with our experienced workers’ compensation attorney.
YOUR HEALTH IS VITAL
Going to see a doctor for your injury isn’t a sign of weakness.
If you aren’t healthy enough to work, how are you going to provide for you and your family? Getting the medical attention you need allows you the chance to get back to work sooner. Seeking medical attention as soon as possible after an injury can be the difference between permanent disability and a full recovery.
The longer you delay, the harder it becomes to recover not only physically, but also financially from your injuries. Don’t wait to call until your bills are piling up – call now and get a FREE consultation.
BUT THEY DENIED MY CLAIM
That doesn’t mean you don’t have a case. In fact, this is a tactic used by some insurance companies to force you to settle before you get the care you should. They know your bills are piling up and may offer you a small amount of money to “settle” your claim.
This is the point where many people throw their hands up in frustration because they don’t know what to do. You thought you were going to be taken care of by your employer or the insurance company.
You know you are hurting. You know it happened while at work. So why are you are being told your claim has been denied?
Remember, a denial is not the end of the road. There are numerous reasons why your claim may have been denied – some are legitimate but many are not. Workers’ compensation laws are extremely complicated. So why trust your health and your future to the insurance company? You deserve to get the benefits you’re owed. It’s not too late to call 843-885-8000 for a FREE consultation with our workers’ compensation attorney.
Remember, you don’t owe us anything unless we collect money for you!