Workers Compensation Manning, SC

Workers Compensation

Suffering an injury while at work is devastating enough. Having to navigate the legal process behind workers' compensation can make the process even more stressful.

Not only do you have to deal with the physical and mental effects of your injury. You also face some uncertainty around your future and how you’re going to provide for your family.

At Kent Law Firm we’re here to help put your mind at ease. South Carolina, and Manning, in particular, offers workers’ compensation.

The only obstacle is navigating the legal system, and that’s why we’re here for you. We have a legal team experienced in defending clients in workers’ compensation cases. Through experience and diligence, we have a high success rate in securing the maximum allowable compensation.

It is stressful facing financial uncertainty, we know that. We have represented numerous clients in the same situation you are facing right now. We're proud to say we secured the compensation they and their families needed, and deserved.

What Should I Do if I'm Injured at Work?

If you have sustained an injury at work, there are a few steps you should follow. These will improve your chances of being awarded workers’ compensation:

Report the Injury To Your Supervisor Immediately

There will be procedures within your organization for reporting injuries.

Make sure you follow the internal procedures correctly and make accurate notes on how the injury happened.

This information is crucial to your appeal. Note down if there were any witnesses, how the injury happened, and any other information related to your injury.

Seek Professional Medical Treatment

Even if your employer refers you to their own doctor, you should always seek another medical opinion.

Having a second, independent medical opinion could prove invaluable further on in the process if your employer’s insurance company questions any of the details.

Hire an Experienced Workers’ Comp Attorney

Your employer’s insurance company is going to try and pay you the least amount of compensation you’re entitled to.

It’s nothing personal, it’s their job to save costs. We see this all the time. You need someone fighting for you who understands the workers’ compensation legal system to counter their points.

Understanding the workers’ compensation process and the legal system is not something you’re expected to know. No one assumes or thinks they will end up injuring themselves at work.

This is what we’re here for. We’ve represented clients filing claims for minor injuries to representing families in the case of a fatality. You can rest assured we will give 100% to your case.

Workers' Compensation Claims Are Time-Sensitive

The clock is ticking from the moment you sustain an injury at work.

In the state of South Carolina, you must report the injury to your employer within 90 days of sustaining the injury. However, you may still have some options if it’s already been longer than 90 days. Please call us for advice based on your individual circumstances.

You then have two years to file a claim to receive workers’ compensation benefits. In most cases, your employer should file a report to their insurance company on your behalf. It’s up to you to hire an attorney to fight for your rights.

Despite having two years to file a claim, the rule of thumb is the sooner you start the process, the better. Your chances of securing the maximum allowable compensation is greater the sooner you file.

If you’ve been involved in an accident at work that resulted in an injury in the last two years, call our office on (803) 433-5368. We will arrange a free consultation to discuss what compensation you’re entitled to.

Types of Workers' Compensation Benefits You May Be Eligible For

The exact types of compensation you’re eligible for will depend on your individual circumstances. This is something we will be able to explain to you when we discuss your case.

In general, in Manning, SC, employees who qualify for workers’ compensation benefits will be eligible for one or more of the following benefits:

Medical Costs

This includes medical bills, rehabilitation, follow-up aftercare, and all other costs related to treating your injury.

Disability Benefits

There are both Temporary and Permanent disability benefits. Each calculated based on the duration of time you’re forced to be off of work and how much you’ve lost in wages.

Vocational Rehabilitation

These benefits cover the costs involved in helping you find a new job due to any physical or mental restrictions as a result of your injury.

Mileage Costs

There is a lot of travel involved in attending medical appointments and receiving treatments. Whether you use your own vehicle or public transport, you can claim all your travel costs.

We know how stressful it is worrying if you are going to be able to support your family while unable to work due to an injury.

At Kent Law Firm, we have represented a number of clients in your situation. We want you to know that we will fight for every cent you and your family are entitled to. You should not have to worry about the financial implications of your injury.

It’s important to us that you’re able to focus on what matters at this time; recovering from your injury and focusing on your health and wellbeing.

About Manning South Carolina

About Manning, South Carolina

Located near the center of Clarendon County and just east of Interstate 95, Manning is a small city within the huge state of South Carolina, comprising just less than 4,000 residents.

What it lacks in size, it more than makes up for with character and personality. Known for beautiful trails, such as the Francis Marion Trail and the Swamp Fox Murals Trail, Manning is popular with tourists looking for outdoor adventures.

Whether you live in Manning or are passing through, there’s something for everyone. You can explore the trails, take in the beautiful antebellum homes, or enjoy that famous Southern hospitality at one of the many diners, bars, and other hangouts.

Manning is proud to be the birthplace of several notable people, such as Miss America 1957, Marian McKnight, Cincinnati Bengals defensive back Fred Bennet, and author of the Amelia Bedelia series of children’s books Peggy Marsh.

The reality is that no matter how wonderful the city you work in is, you can still have an accident or become injured at work.

If you’ve been injured at work and live in Manning, SC, call our office to find out what compensation you’re entitled to claim to cover your losses.

Request a Free Consultation Today

However serious your injury is, we urge you to call us today so we can take a look at your case and evaluate if you’re eligible for workers’ compensation.

Don’t leave it to your employer’s insurance company to decide for you. It’s common for insurers to deny or dispute claims, it’s their job to save money.

Without the representation of an experienced attorney, an insurance company will pick apart your claim. It’s their job to find a way to reduce the amount of benefits you receive.

For assistance with workers’ compensation in Manning SC, call us at (803) 433-5368. A member of our team will get back to you and arrange a time to discuss your case for free.