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Workers’ Compensation

Workers’ Compensation

Workers' Compensation Attorney in Columbia, SC

We Put Our Experience to Work for You in Your Case

Have you been hurt on the job? You understand how difficult and intimidating it can be to get the rights you deserve from your employer and the insurance companies. You don’t need to do this alone. At the Law Office of Nicholas G. Callas, P.A., we are here to aggressively fight for the compensation you rightly deserve. While many insurance companies advertise that they are “looking out for you,” they are ultimately a business. What that means is, they are looking to pay out as little as possible, even if you deserve more. That’s where we come in. As a workers’ comp attorney, we aggressively represent our clients to ensure they receive the benefits they rightfully deserve.

Types of Workers’ Compensation Cases

Construction Accidents

Construction injuries can be debilitating and are, unfortunately, not uncommon due to the nature of the work and equipment used. We work with construction workers’ who have suffered a variety of injuries while on the job.

Brain & Spinal Cord Injuries

These are some of the most traumatic injuries. If your on-the-job injury results in a brain or spinal cord injury, you might be entitled to lifetime benefits. We examine every case involving brain and back injury case to determine if lifetime benefits apply.

Permanent Disability

An injury that is severe enough that it has resulted in a permanent disability will have a profound impact on the rest of your life. You deserve just compensation for 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 can assist you further.

Workers’ Compensation Benefits

Workers’ compensation (also called workman’s comp) includes coverage of medical costs relating to your on-the-job injury, as well as compensation for lost income due to missing work. It also includes a lump sum for permanent injuries. Payment of lost wages will depend on the type of injury incurred. You may be eligible for temporary total benefits, permanent disability, or permanent lost wages. Attorney Callas vigorously works for you to get you the benefits you deserve so you can move forward.
Law Office of Nicholas G. Callas P.A. in Columbia, SC

Frequently Asked Questions

Are employers required to have workers’ compensation coverage in South Carolina?
Generally speaking, 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.

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 permanency they may have sustained. Future medical benefits and ongoing 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.

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.

Law Office of Nicholas G. Callas P.A. in Columbia, SC
For more information about how we can help you in your workers’ compensation case, or to schedule a free initial consultation, contact us today at 803-609-5078.

We look forward to helping you get the compensation you need and deserve.

Law Office of Nicholas G. Callas PA
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.

Law Office of Nicholas G. Callas PA represents clients throughout South Carolina including Columbia, Lexington, West Columbia, Cayce, Sumter and parts of North Carolina including Charlotte.

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