When You Hurt Your Back At Work
A back injury can bring your life to a halt. Back pain can keep you from working, sleeping and enjoying recreational activities. It can affect your family and your finances in negative ways. You may need surgery, physical therapy, medication or other treatment, and you may need help making ends meet. At Smith & Griffith, LLP, in Anderson, we understand how debilitating a back injury can be.
If you or a loved one was hurt on the job in South Carolina, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits.
How Workers’ Compensation Can Help
Workers’ comp includes injury-related medical care and wage replacement benefits to help injured employees pay their bills and provide for their families. Workers’ comp also includes payments for permanent impairments and disability, whether it is partial disability or total disability. As your attorneys, Smith & Griffith, LLP, can make sure you get the maximum benefits to which you are entitled.
A Common Mistake: Trying To Handle The Claim Yourself
A common mistake made by some workers is trying to handle their workers’ comp cases on their own. In many cases, these workers may not be prepared for opposition from their employers (or their employers’ insurance companies), and they may not understand the complexities of the medical documentation that must accompany a successful workers’ compensation claim.
Our firm can take care of all aspects of your case if it involves:
- A herniated disk or another disk problem
- A pre-existing back problem that flared up as a result of your work
- The possible need for surgery or other treatment in the future
- An old workers’ compensation claim, which does not prevent you from filing another claim if you need to do so
- Aggravation of a pre-existing injury or condition
Talk To An Experienced Workers’ Comp Lawyer | The Consultation Is Free
If you are seeking an attorney for work-related back injuries, get in touch with us and discuss your case. We offer a free consultation. Call 864-261-1912 or connect with us via email. We are here to help you understand your rights under South Carolina workers’ compensation.