Getting seriously injured on the job is a scary experience. You may not know what to do, where to turn, or what you are entitled to receive in terms of compensation from your employer’s insurance company. When this happens, you will undoubtedly get advice from many people. It is critical that you know the difference between fact and myth so that you can make the right decisions for your case.
At Holland & Usry, we frequently hear questions and doubt from injury victims. Here are some of the most common myths about South Carolina workers’ compensation claims.
I will lose my job because I filed a claim. South Carolina law prohibits employers from firing employees for filing valid workers compensation claims. An employee who proves his employer violated this law is entitled to payment of lost wages suffered as a result of the violation. An employee discharged or demoted in violation of the law is entitled to be reinstated to his former position.
Filing a claim is too difficult, so it’s not worth trying. At first, it can certainly feel as if it is more difficult than it’s worth to file a claim. However, if you’re seriously hurt, without filing a claim you could jeopardize your financial future, your health, and your ability to work in the future. In the long run, it is a smart idea to avoid this risk and get the help necessary to file a claim so that you can be protected.
If you want to ease the process of filing a workers’ compensation claim, it's a good idea to work with someone experienced and knowledgeable in the South Carolina worker’s compensation law. Contact our offices toll free at 888-230-1841 or 864-582-0416 today to learn more about how we can benefit you with your case.