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If you were injured at work you might be worried that your injury isn’t covered. Watch this video about injuries covered by workers’ comp, then call for help.
What injuries are covered under workers’ compensation?
Recently, someone called me from South Carolina and wanted to know what types of injuries or diseases are covered by South Carolina workers’ compensation law. There are basically two types of injuries that are covered by South Carolina workers’ compensation law. The first type of injuries are the obvious types of injuries: a slip, trip, or fall, something hurting you or falling on you at work… namely, any type of injury that is tied to the workplace and puts you at a greater risk for injury.
The second type of injury are what’s called occupational disease. They can be things like carpal tunnel syndrome that come from repetitive motion, lung disease that comes from years ago where you may have been exposed to asbestos or other types of silicosis, or worked in some type of factory where there’s lots of dust and lots of contaminants in the air. When you have that kind of injury, you need an experienced workers’ compensation attorney because a lot of times, these injuries don’t even surface until years later.
In South Carolina, you have two years from the time your disease is actually diagnosed. You need to contact an experienced South Carolina workers’ compensation attorney for any of these injuries. When you have a serious injury, the injury doesn’t always show itself right away; it can show up weeks, months, sometimes even years later, with an occupational disease. Contact our office and let us help you sort through these things to perfect your workers’ compensation claim in South Carolina.
Were you or a loved one hurt on the job in South Carolina and have questions about the injuries covered by workers’ comp? Contact experienced South Carolina worker’ compensation lawyer H. Bright Lindler today for a free consultation and case evaluation.
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