Lexington, SC Workers’ Compensation Attorney
Injured at Work? Seek Help from J. Bradley Baker LLC.
When you’ve been hurt on the job, you are likely facing serious pain
and mounting medical bills. Added to this is the possibility of a drawn-out
legal battle and the additional stress that comes along with that. Making
the decision to consult with an experienced
Lexington, SC workers’ compensation attorney can make a huge impact on your case.
At J. Bradley Baker LLC, our workers' compensation team can help you:
Walk you through the
workers' comp application
maximum compensation for your damages
- Make sure all of your injuries are properly documented
- Send you to a vocational professional who can help strengthen your claim
Fight against the wrongful denial of benefits
Fight for the medical treatment you need
- Legitimize your injuries
- Verify your compensation rate
Fight for future medical care benefits
- Protect your physical and psychological needs
If you were injured by a third-party, you may be able to file a
personal injury claim in addition to a workers' comp claim.
What Am I Entitled to If I Have a Work Injury?
If you have been injured at work or while performing a work duty, it is
important that you know your
rights as an injured worker. Your employer is
responsible for providing you with the medical treatment necessary following your on-the-job injury.
Normally, this is handled and coordinated by workers' compensation
Depending on the severity of your injury, you may be eligible for the following:
- Mileage for travel to and from medical treatment that is more than five
miles from your home
Lost wages or income at two-thirds of your average weekly wage
Compensation based on your
- Death and funeral benefits for surviving family members
Other factors that may affect your workers' comp award can include
your work history, your educational background, and the type of work you
were performing at the time of your injury. Whether or not you are able
to earn the same income following your injury can also be significant.
In some cases, the commission can determine that an injured worker is
unable to return to work in any capacity following an accident, in which
case you may be able to recover pemanent disability benefits.
I’ve Been Hurt on the Job. What Should I Do?
If you have sustained an injury at work, it is important that you report
it to a supervisor as soon as possible. It is also important that you
inform your employer of all the problems you are having following the
accident. Often, an employer will prepare a written report which you should
review to ensure its accuracy.
If your injury is properly handled, and insurance agrees to send you for
treatment, it is important that you inform the doctor of all of the problems
you are having, whether it’s radiating pain, sharp pain, headaches,
or other trauma, including loss of sleep and psychological issues.