Workers’ Compensation Injury Claims in South Carolina
So you’ve been involved in an injury accident – what now? Maybe you’re considering filing a claim but you’re still not sure whether you want to pursue the case. These kinds of thoughts are very common for those who have just been injured in an accident; some of those individuals go on to resolve the issue by themselves (i.e., with or without the support or cooperation of the other party), while others may pursue compensation by filing a claim for workers’ compensation. In order to understand whether your case may be worth pursuing, you may want to consider the following:
- If you were injured, how serious are your injuries? If they are relatively minor and you (and/or your doctor) think you will heal fairly quickly and without any needed interventions or much medication or therapy, you may want to consider the option of not seeking compensation, as it may not amount to as much as you will need to spend in order to pursue your case. If, on the other hand, your injuries were severe enough to force you to see a doctor – maybe even a physical therapist or other specialist – the amount you win in court may be worth your while. Realize that while some injuries may take relatively shorter or longer periods to heal, some may alter your way of life forever; they may even impact your ability to earn a living.
- You will need to be able to prove (a) who caused the accident and (b) that your injuries were a direct result of the accident. When you can prove both of those things, you can thereby prove that the person responsible for the accident should also be held liable for your injuries and the associated costs.
- What were the circumstances of the accident? Where and when it took place, plus why – the contributing factors – are essential in these types of cases, which is why they can be tricky. Sometimes certain circumstances that make one person think someone is at fault may make someone else doubt that person’s culpability. In other cases, everyone may agree on certain individuals’ fault or lack thereof. Getting hit from behind, for example, is usually deemed the rear driver’s fault.
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As you may be starting to realize, personal injury cases can get complex very quickly and easily. It can be very difficult to prove the things that you will need to prove in order to have a successful case and win financial compensation for your injuries. An experienced attorney will be able to help you through this complex process; they can prepare and file your legal documents professionally and take care of the other details when you should be using your time to do more important things with your time – healing and spending time with your loved ones.
If you have been injured in an accident, you have the right to hire an attorney. Call (803) 599-3080 to schedule a free consultation with a lawyer at Elrod Pope Law Firm who has plenty of experience managing cases like yours and fighting for all the compensation you deserve. Working with a knowledgeable attorney will make this usually tedious and often frustrating time go so much smoother and easier. An attorney will work hard to make sure you get adequate compensation; call us today so that we can help you through this difficult time.
What’s Next after you File a Workers Comp Claim?
If you are considering hiring a lawyer, call us at (803) 599-3080 and we will schedule a time where you can meet with an attorney. During your scheduled appointment, you will have the unique opportunity to tell the attorney the details of your case, like what happened, your concerns, and what you may need to go forward in life and move past this unpleasant time. During your appointment, after you have told your story, you will be able to ask questions related to the specifics of your case and what you need. You will also learn more about how an attorney can help you and what things they will be able to handle for you; in short, you will find out more about why you might want to hire an attorney to represent you. After your appointment, you will be able to decide whether pursuing your case and hiring an attorney is worth your time and energy, and if it is in your best interest. Call us today to find out more about how we can help you.