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SC Workers Compensation Benefits: What It Covers and Who's Likely Paying For It

Wondering what benefits workers' comp gives employees hurt on the job? A lawyer who helps injured workers describes the benefits you're entitled to, and who's likely paying for them.

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Getting seriously hurt at work can be overwhelming. All of a sudden, you’re worried about how you’re going to support your family, and how you’re going to get better. You’re already doing the right thing, trying to find more out about your worker’s comp case. Our website is chock full of helpful information folks want to know.

Here’s what comp basically does: it pays your medical bills. It pays two thirds of your wages if you’re out eight or more days and it pays you permanent disability compensation. Remember, it’s probably not your boss who’s paying for this out of his pocket. Most likely, its and insurance company he’s paid to look out for you in this situation.

Serious injuries can complicate your case with more medical care and the possibility you may not be able to work the same again. It makes it more important for you to consider protecting your rights for future care and maximizing your settlement. You might even be deemed permanently and totally disabled, which is not what you think.

Sadly, you can’t count on the insurance company to do the right thing. That’s where we can come in. Often the most important thing that we do is maximize the cash part your cash settlement, which is permanent disability compensations. We’ll meet with you to understand how you’re injuries make it harder for you to live your life, and to work, so we can present it convincingly to the insurance company so they’ll maximize your settlement. If we can’t get a settlement to enforce your rights, we’ll request a hearing and have you ready for it.

Remember, this is the only chance you’re going to have to be compensated and provided for, for an injury you might to have to deal with for the rest of your life. I thank you for thinking about this with me. 

Rob Usry
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Rob is a South Carolina personal injury and criminal defense lawyer.

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