York County Workers’ Compensation Lawyers
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You have a right to be safe at work. You have a right to work in a clean environment and have access to proper safety training and safety equipment. You have many rights at work, but even under the best of circumstances, workplace accidents can and do happen every day. Any kind of injury can alter your life in many ways, but when an injury happens at work, it can present some added concerns and problems.
When you are injured at work, you may not know how to proceed to collect the Workers’ Compensation benefits to which you are entitled. You may worry about job security, especially if you have to take time away from work to recover. Our legal team has vast experience dealing with cases like yours, and we can help to ensure that you maximize your benefits.
You are entitled to quality medical care, the expenses associated with your treatment and recovery, and much more. If you need time to heal, you have a right to take that time and maintain your peace of mind, which can be a hard thing to do when the bills are mounting and you are not ready to return to work. We will work hard for you to ensure that you are compensated for everything to which you are entitled.
Workers’ Compensation Benefits May Include
- Medical consultations
- Treatment and therapy
- Transportation to and from medical appointments
- Lost wages, including future lost wages
- Retraining when necessary
- Much more
Although workers in certain industries experience a higher number of accidents, a workplace injury can happen anywhere – including an office setting. Workers’ Compensation should cover any injury you experience in the workplace, including:
- Slipping or Tripping. You can be injured quite easily if you fall on cluttered, messy, or wet, slippery surfaces.
- Repetitive Motion Injuries. When your job requires you to repeat the same motion over and over for a long period of time, it can result in strain and pain that may be temporary or permanent. Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common repetitive motion injury.
- Occupational Illness. An illness or a disease that is connected to circumstances of your job should be covered by Workers’ Compensation. For example, someone who works with asbestos without proper protection could develop mesothelioma.
- Overexertion. This common workplace injury occurs when a worker lifts, pulls, pushes, or throws something.
- Motor Vehicle Accidents. If an accident occurs while you are driving on a work-related activity, or if you are a passenger in that vehicle during work, you should be covered under Workers’ Compensation.
- Serious injuries often occur when a worker falls from a ladder, a roof, or down a flight of steps.
- Caught-In or Caught-Between Accidents. When a worker is trapped or crushed by heavy equipment or becomes entangled in machinery, the results can be serious and even deadly.
- Struck by or Struck Against Accident. A struck-by injury happens when a worker is hit by an object that was dropped from a higher level or falls off a shelf. A struck-against injury occurs when a worker falls or is pushed into a stationery object.
- Workplace Violence. Violence does occur in the workplace, and any injuries that result should be covered by Workers’ Compensation.
York County Workers’ Compensation Lawyers at Chappell Smith & Arden, P.A. Protect Workers’ Rights to Benefits
If you suffered an injury on the job, the York 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 to arrange 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.