Welcome to the Workers' Compensation page of Jung Disability and Injury Advocates. We understand that the process of filing a workers' compensation claim can be overwhelming and confusing, which is why we have compiled information on eligibility and qualifications needed to bring a claim. Our experienced attorneys are dedicated to helping injured workers navigate the complex process of filing a workers' compensation claim.
To be eligible for workers' compensation benefits in South Carolina, you must have been injured on the job or have developed an illness as a result of your job. This includes injuries or illnesses that have occurred over time, such as repetitive stress injuries or exposure to hazardous materials.
In order to qualify for workers' compensation benefits, an employee must meet the following requirements:
- The employee must be an employee of the company and not an independent contractor.
- The employee must have been injured or become ill as a result of their job duties.
- The employee must have reported the injury or illness to their employer within a certain timeframe, as required by state law.
- The employee must have received medical treatment for their injury or illness.
In order to qualify for workers' compensation benefits, you must also be able to provide evidence of your injury or illness, including medical documentation from a licensed healthcare professional. Additionally, you must have reported your injury or illness to your employer within a certain timeframe, typically 90 days from the date of the injury or the date that you became aware of the illness.
It's important to note that in order to bring a workers' compensation claim, an employee does not need to prove that their employer was at fault for their injury or illness. The workers' compensation system is designed to provide benefits to employees regardless of fault. Workers' compensation is a state-mandated insurance program that provides benefits to employees who are injured or become ill as a result of their job. In order to be eligible for workers' compensation benefits, an employee must be able to prove that their injury or illness is work-related.
If you have been injured on the job or have developed an illness as a result of your job, it is important to seek the advice of an experienced workers' compensation attorney. At Jung Disability and Injury Advocates, we can help you understand your rights, gather the necessary evidence, and ensure that your claim is filed in a timely manner. We also can assist you in the appeals process if your claim is denied.
Don't let your rights go unprotected. Contact Jung Disability and Injury Advocates today at (843) 576-4200 to schedule a free consultation and let us help you get the benefits you deserve. You can also visit our Testimonials page to see what our satisfied clients have to say about our services.