5 Mistakes That Could Ruin Your Workers Compensation Claim
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Is there a cap to my workers’ comp benefits?
Recently, someone called and told me that they had experienced a serious injury in South Carolina. They had been going along without an attorney because the employer and the workers’ comp carrier, at least to their knowledge, was paying everything like they were supposed to. They were wondering how long this could go on and if there was a cap that might prevent them from collecting further workers’ compensation benefits.
Well, in South Carolina there’s different levels of benefits, and the level of benefit is determined by the number of body parts that are injured. In South Carolina, if you’re receiving benefits, the employer is going to direct you to company doctors. When you’re dealing with company doctors, you have to be careful that you don’t have more injury than the doctor is willing to admit, more permanent impairment than the doctor is willing to admit. You need an experienced South Carolina workers’ compensation attorney to review your medical records and interview you, to determine if you don’t have more injuries that can qualify you for the maximum benefits, which, in South Carolina, is 500 weeks or a little more (sic) than ten years.
Nevertheless, in South Carolina you’re entitled to lifetime medical benefits. There is no cap. If there is no cap, then you need to have an experienced South Carolina workers’ compensation attorney, and possibly a doctor that the South Carolina workers’ compensation attorney can send you to that the South Carolina workers’ compensation attorney trusts. You can then trust that doctor to assess what your true future medical bill will be over the course of your lifetime that relates back to your injury on the job.
These types of issues require an experienced South Carolina workers’ compensation attorney to evaluate. Trying to evaluate these issues on your own is an extremely difficult thing to do. When you try to do it, it’s a red flag to you that if you’re struggling just the slightest, or you have questions, you need to contact an experienced South Carolina workers’ compensation attorney. Our office does this for our clients all the time. Call us so that we can protect your rights and your family.
Were you or a loved one hurt on the job in South Carolina and have questions about the workers’ comp benefits cap? Contact experienced South Carolina worker’ compensation lawyer H. Bright Lindler today for a free consultation and case evaluation.
We will fight for you and your family.
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