Florence County Workers’ Compensation Lawyers
Standing By You in a Difficult Time
Accidents happen on the job every day. No matter what industry you work in, and no matter what you do for a living, your life can change in an instant if you experience an injury at work.
You have certain responsibilities to fulfill in your work – and your employer has specific obligations to you. Those obligations include creating a work environment that is safe, comfortable, and hazard-free so that you can do your job to the best of your ability, and without compromising your health and safety.
Additionally – depending on your work – you may require specialized training. You may also need protective gear or equipment. And there should certainly be a plan in place in case of emergency. But even under the best of circumstances and in the most compliant environments, accidents can still occur.
Some of the most common workplace accidents and injuries include:
- Slipping or Tripping. A sloppy work area, or wet or slippery floors can lead to serious injuries when a slip or trip occurs.
- Ladders, scaffolding, roofs, or even down a flight of stairs – any of these can be the source of a life-threatening fall.
- This is one of the most common work injuries. It can occur while lifting, pulling, pushing, or throwing.
- Repetitive Motion Injuries. This is also a very common type of workplace injury. It happens when a worker repeats the same motion over and over. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is an example of this type of injury.
- Struck-Against or Struck-By. This type of injury can cause serious damage and even death. A struck-against injury happens when a worker falls into or is pushed into a stationary object, such as heavy equipment. A struck-by injury occurs when a worker is struck by an object that falls from a shelf or is dropped from a high level.
- Motor Vehicle Accidents. If you drive for a living, or if you are a driver or a passenger in the course of a work-related activity, a car accident would be considered a work-related injury.
- Occupational Illness. You may be eligible for Workers’ Compensation if you develop an illness due to circumstances of your job. For example, exposure to asbestos can lead to mesothelioma.
What is Covered by Workers’ Compensation?
Workers’ Compensation covers those expenses that are related to an employee’s work-related injury or illness. Here are a few of the expenses that would probably be covered:
- An ambulance ride after an injury
- Immediate medical care for an illness or injury
- Lost wages
- Therapy or rehabilitation
- Retraining, when necessary
- Coverage for permanent injuries
- Compensation for survivors of a worker killed in a work accident
Florence County Workers’ Compensation Lawyers at Chappell Smith & Arden, P.A. Will Fight So You Get the Benefits You Deserve
If you suffered an injury on the job, the Florence County Workers’ Compensation lawyers at Chappell Smith & Arden, P.A. will guide you through the process and 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 in Aiken County, Florence County, Kershaw County, Lancaster County, Lexington County, Newberry County, Orangeburg County, Richland County, Sumter County, and York County – including those in the towns of Aiken, Chapin, Columbia, Florence, Irmo, Lexington, Newberry, Rock Hill, Spartanburg, and Sumter.