Aiken County Workers’ Compensation Lawyers
Fighting for Injured Workers in South Carolina
When you go to work to provide for yourself and your family, you have the right to be safe. Your employer is responsible for maintaining an environment where you can do your job without fear of injury. You should be properly trained, you should have appropriate equipment and protective gear, and there should be clear, accessible guidelines to be followed in case of an emergency. But even when all of these standards are met, accidents at work can still happen.
When you are injured on the job, you may miss time at work – but you will still have to pay your bills. In addition, you may have exorbitant medical bills and other expenses until you can get back on your feet. The expenses will continue to pile up for the duration of your injury. In some cases, you may require months of recovery – and some injuries can impact your life forever.
Whether your injury is minor or severe, you are entitled to Workers’ Compensation benefits to carry you through your recovery and to provide security and peace of mind. You deserve the best in medical care, and whatever else you may need.
Although certain industries have a higher level of risk and a greater number of injuries, a workplace injury can occur anywhere, and in any profession. Whether you are a roofer, a construction worker, a forklift operator, or a secretary, an injury at work can change your life.
Common workplace accidents include:
- Caught-in or Caught-between Injuries. These types of potentially serious or deadly accidents occur when someone is trapped or crushed by heavy equipment or becomes entangled in machinery.
- Very serious injuries can occur when a worker falls from a ladder, a roof, or down a flight of steps.
- Motor Vehicle Accidents. If you drive as part of your job, or if you were driving on a work-related activity and became injured, you should be covered under Workers’ Compensation.
- Occupational Illness. When a worker develops an illness or a disease that is connected to circumstances of their job, it should be covered by Workers’ Compensation. A waitress who develops lung cancer after working in a restaurant that permits smoking would be one example.
- Overexertion. One of the most common workplace injuries, overexertion occurs when a worker lifts, pulls, pushes, or throws something.
- Repetitive Motion Injuries. Jobs that require a worker to perform the same motion over and over for a long period of time can result in strain and pain that may be temporary or permanent. Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common repetitive motion injury.
- Slipping or Tripping. Injuries of this nature may occur because of wet, slippery floors, or messy, debris-covered surfaces.
- Struck by or Struck Against. A struck-by injury occurs when a worker is hit by an object that was dropped from a higher level or falls off a shelf. A struck-against injury happens when a worker falls or is pushed into a stationery object.
- Workplace Violence. Volatile emotions in the workplace often lead to acts of violence.
Aiken County Workers’ Compensation Lawyers at Chappell Smith & Arden, P.A. Will Protect Your Rights After a Work Injury
If you suffered an injury on the job, the Aiken County Workers’ Compensation lawyers at Chappell Smith & Arden, P.A. will guide you through the process and fight to uphold your rights. Please call 803-929-3600 or 800-531-9780 for a free consultation or contact us online. Our offices are conveniently located throughout South Carolina. We serve clients throughout Aiken County, including in the communities of Aiken, Beech Island, Belvedere, Burnettown, Clearwater, Gloverville, Graniteville, Jackson, Langley, New Ellentown, Perry, Salley, Vaucluse, Wagener, Warrenville, and Windsor.