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Over 30 Years Experience

Workers Compensation

If you or someone you love has suffered a job injury, you need immediate legal assistance to successfully navigate the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation system and assert your rights! At Jim Spears Law Office, we are experienced in handling the many issues that injured workers face. We are experienced in handling all types of job injuries including construction accident injuries, factory accidents, and all other job-related injuries.

Whether you are seeking immediate medical treatment, compensation for lost wages, or long-term care compensation, we can pursue every avenue of recovery. Jim will personally represent you on your claim.


An Attorney who Understands the Needs of Workers

Before law school and his career as an attorney, Jim Spears spent years working in factories, running a paint contracting business, and in construction. Because of those experiences, he understands the dangerous conditions faced by workers and the procedures and protocols taken workers compensation insurance companies. Jim also knows how to collect full workers compensation benefits for clients against employers and their insurance carriers.

****Remember workers’ compensation insurance companies are not out to protect your rights or provide all the medical and other treatment you may need for your work injuries! In fact, they often want to do the opposite and provide you with minimum treatment and as little as they can get by with paying in settlement! You need help! call Jim Spears


South Carolina Workers Compensation Laws

If you have been injured in South Carolina, you must provide oral notice of your injury within 90 days. However, you should give notice written if possible, to your supervisor or other employee representation as soon as possible after a work accident. I suggest written notice because some employers may deny you told them about a work injury. If you give written notice, make sure that you keep a copy of it for your records and fully explain about how the accident happened and what your injuries are. When you notify your employer, ask them to send you to a doctor for treatment. Further information regarding state workers compensation laws and forms can be found at the South Carolina Workers Compensation website. Based on my experience it is much better to contact an attorney for help sooner than later in a workers’ compensation case! You do not know the law and insurance companies and their attorneys will not protect you!


Additional Workers Compensation Considerations

If you have been out of work for more than more than a week because of your work injury, your employer will owe you temporary total benefits, with a compensation rate based on 2/3 of the average of your weekly wage for the year before the accident. Your compensation checks should continue every two weeks from the date of your first check until your case is concluded unless you are returned to light duty or regular work. You are not entitled to temporary total benefits for the first week you miss from work until you have missed two weeks. We can help you file all the necessary documents and documentation for workers compensation to ensure that you receive the benefits you deserve. Contact us today for a free consultation on your South Carolina workers compensation claim.


Third-party Claims

While workers compensation laws allow you to collect benefits from an employer if you are injured, you may also be entitled to additional compensation from negligent contractors, subcontractors, property owners, drivers of another motor vehicle in the case of on-the-job motor vehicle accident, or other individuals or entities who may be responsible for your injuries.

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