WORKERS’ COMPENSATION LAWYER
COLUMBIA · LEXINGTON · WEST COLUMBIA · CAYCE
My Case has been ongoing for 7 years before settlement was reached , It was a difficult case with many hurdles to cross, through due diligence and hard work my case was finally settled to my satisfaction. Thanks to the Callas Law firm for all their hard work and patience to reach this settlement.
Giles Long – Client
Mr. Callas did a great job on my workers compensation case. I highly recommend his firm for anyone seeking help with their work related accident.
Jeff Anderson – Client
Mr. Callas was a tremendous asset in my workers compensation case. He was always on top of everything involved in my case. He doesn’t let the otherside sit on their hands and beat around the bush. He gets the job done.
Steven Howard – Client
Types of Workers’ Compensation Cases We Routinely Handle
Construction workers are exposed to a wide range of hazards while on the job, including:
- Falls from heights,
- Trip and fall or slip and fall injuries,
- Exposure to chemicals and other hazardous materials,
- Traffic accidents,
- Repetitive trauma injuries, and
- Traffic accidents.
Brain & Spinal Cord Injuries
We examine every case involving brain and back injury carefully to determine if lifetime benefits apply, and help our clients to gather and present the medical evidence they will need to prove their claim.
You are entitled to compensation for your lost income, medical expenses, and other costs. This compensation is essential in helping you move forward.
We will work with you to get the best results in your case.
If you are not able to return to work due to your injuries, we will discuss whether filing for Social Security Disability is appropriate and we may be able to assist you further.
The Most Common Questions We Get Asked Are…
Are employers required to have workers’ compensation coverage in South Carolina?
With few exceptions, any employer with four or more full-time employees is required to have this coverage.
What if my employer doesn’t have workers’ compensation insurance?
First, a determination must be made whether your employer was obligated to have coverage or not. If so, a claim with the state’s Employers’ Uninsured Fund can be made. If your employer is determined to be responsible, then the Fund will handle the claim and seek reimbursement from your employer later.
If your employer was not required to carry workers’ compensation insurance, we may be able to explore other options including tort liability based on your employer’s or a third party’s negligence.
What am I entitled to under workers’ compensation?
Employees are entitled to medical care for the injuries they sustained at work, temporary total pay if they are kept out of work for more than seven days by the authorized treating doctor, and compensation for any permanent injuries including the loss of limbs or organs. Future medical benefits and on-going weekly temporary total benefits can be paid indefinitely depending on the nature of the injury sustained by the employee.
What should I do when I am injured at work?
Immediately tell your employer that you were injured on the job. After requesting medical attention, ask to complete a first report of injury form. It is essential that a written report detailing the facts of your accident be recorded and that witnesses are identified.
Then, contact your SC workers’ compensation attorney for help in preparing your claim and presenting your medical evidence to the insurance company and the workers’ compensation commission.
Can I choose the doctor to treat my injuries?
In South Carolina, the employer and the insurance carrier decide where you will receive medical treatment. A second opinion can be requested if the employee does not believe he or she is improving or is not receiving the appropriate medical care.
Can I go to my own doctor for an evaluation and treatment?
Generally, if our clients are not satisfied with the medical treatment they have received, we will arrange for an independent medical evaluation.
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1901 Gadsden Street, Suite B
Columbia, SC 29201
Monday – Friday
8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
***Available after hours and by appointments***
Serving all of Lexington and Richland County.
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