Common Workplace Injuries
Sustaining an injury at your workplace can alter both your job and your home life. You may be facing devastating physical impairment, and you may feel emotionally tormented by your debilitation. At McWhirter, Bellinger & Associates, P.A., we will fight to make sure you receive the workers' compensation benefits you deserve. Our attorneys have offices in Camden, Sumter, Lexington, Newberry, Orangeburg, Columbia and Aiken, South Carolina.
Injuries Sustained in the Workplace
Bodily injury can happen at any kind of job. Whether you work in an office or a construction zone, serious physical harm can occur. Common workplace injuries include:
Other injuries may not be immediately apparent. Diseases like mesothelioma can be acquired through your job duties, although symptoms may progress slowly over a number of years.
These injuries can occur for any number of reasons while you perform the essential duties of your job. Even though some workplaces are inherently more dangerous than others, these injuries can occur at any job.
Injuries sustained at work frequently include minor bumps and bruises, but sometimes these injuries are much more serious. Injuries affecting your brain, central nervous system, joints and limbs may significantly interfere with your ability to do your job and the tasks of everyday life. In some cases, people are permanently disabled as a result of a workplace injury. Tragically, death is a possible outcome of these types of injury.
Recovering from a Workplace Injury
In addition to any physical impairment you may experience, effects of your injury may include:
- Medical bills
- Ongoing treatment
- Rehabilitation expenses
- Temporary or permanent inability to work
- Mental and emotional suffering
Depending on the circumstances of your case, compensation may be available to help you meet the costs and trauma caused by your injury.
Most South Carolina employers are required to provide workers' compensation insurance. This type of insurance is designed to pay for your lost wages and necessary medical treatment. In exchange for these benefits, you cannot sue your employer. Filing these claims can be complex, and our injury attorneys possess the experience necessary to make sure you receive the benefits you are entitled to.
If you have suffered a workplace injury, please contact the experienced workers' compensation lawyers in Columbia, SC at McWhirter, Bellinger & Associates, P.A., to schedule a free initial consultation. We happily serve the areas of Camden, Sumter, Lexington, Newberry, Orangeburg, Aiken, and Columbia, South Carolina.
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