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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
Social Security Disability Attorney in Columbia, SC

Have you been hurt on the job?

If so, you understand how difficult and intimidating it can be to get the compensation you deserve from your employer and their insurance company. You don’t need to do this alone.

At the Law Office of Nicholas G. Callas, P.A., we aggressively fight for the compensation our clients are entitled to after an on-the-job injury. While many insurance companies advertise that they are “looking out for you,” they aren’t.

Insurance is a business, which means they are looking to pay out as little as possible to protect their bottom line even if you deserve more. That’s where we come in. Our workers’ comp attorney aggressively represents our clients to ensure that they receive the benefits they rightfully deserve and that they are not taken advantage of by insurance companies.
 

The Law Office of Nicholas G. Callas, P.A. has represented hundreds of people who have been hurt on the job and need help getting fair compensation.

How a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Can Help You.

After your on-the-job injury, call your workers’ compensation attorney at the Law Office of Nicholas G. Callas, P.A. as soon as possible. We will meet with you to find out what happened, answer your questions, and find out what you need, and we will aggressively pursue your workers’ compensation claim on your behalf.
We may be able to help you:

  • File your workers’ comp claim,
  • Negotiate with the insurance company,
  • Present your medical evidence to the workers’ compensation commission,
  • File any necessary appeals on your behalf,
  • Recover your medical expenses,
  • Recover compensation for lost wages caused by your injuries,
  • Recover a lump sum for permanent injuries, or
  • Get you approved for temporary total benefits, permanent disability income, or permanent lost wages when appropriate.

Types of Social Security Disability Cases We Routinely Handle

Construction Accidents

Construction injuries can be debilitating and are, unfortunately, not uncommon due to the nature of the work and equipment used.

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,
  • Electrocution,
  • Exposure to chemicals and other hazardous materials,
  • Traffic accidents,
  • Repetitive trauma injuries, and
  • Traffic accidents.

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 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.

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 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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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.

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

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