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How Can Workers’ Compensation Benefits Be Reduced by an Employer?

Published on Oct 16, 2020 at 8:50 am in Workers' Compensation.

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No matter the safety precautions you take at work, you’re not always in control in the event of an accident. Fortunately, injured employees are often eligible for workers’ compensation benefits that can help them get by and afford medical treatment while they heal. Once the employee has reached their maximum medical improvement and has received medical clearance, they can speak with their employer and determine at what capacity they are able to return to work.

The process for receiving full and fair workers’ comp benefits isn’t always as easy as it should be. Some employees even run into issues where their employer tried to reduce their workers’ compensation benefits. In order to understand what you’re entitled to and how to know if you’re receiving less than you deserve, let’s take a look at petitions employers can file when an employee seeks workers’ compensation benefits.

Commonly Asked Questions about Filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim

Published on Aug 26, 2020 at 3:42 pm in Workers' Compensation.

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If you’ve been injured on the job, you’ll want to understand what your legal rights are to workers’ compensation benefits. Unfortunately, the system doesn’t always make it easy to understand what you’re entitled to and how you go about receiving those benefits. Because of that, let’s take a look at some of the frequently asked questions injured employees have in South Carolina.

Should I File a Workers’ Compensation or Personal Injury Claim After a Work Injury?

Published on Aug 6, 2020 at 3:32 pm in Workers' Compensation.

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When you’ve suffered an injury at work, especially one that requires you to take time off of work to recover, it’s important to understand what your rights are as an employee or if your situation warrants legal action.

While workers’ compensation is often available to those who were accidentally injured at work, there are circumstances where that just isn’t an option. In order to understand what the best course of action is for your recovery and financial future, an attorney from Solomon Law Group can explain whether you should file a workers’ compensation or personal injury claim after a work injury.

Filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim if You’re a Commercial Driver

Published on May 14, 2020 at 3:44 pm in Workers' Compensation.

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While working for a trucking company, there are a number of accidents that can happen—whether on the road or otherwise. If you’ve been injured in a crash, while loading a tractor-trailer, or in any other situation at work, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits.

Workers’ compensation is a government-required way to protect employees who are injured on the job. Sustaining a disability, illness, or permanent disfigurement often provides grounds for benefits. Let’s take a look at what filing a workers’ compensation claim looks like if you’re a commercial driver.

Taking Action After a Work-Related Fall

Published on Mar 14, 2019 at 3:12 pm in Workers' Compensation.

Most, if not all, people experience a slip, trip, or fall at some point in their lives. When the fall occurs in the workplace, taking legal action might be a possibility. It’s crucial to understand how to handle a work-related fall, so you do not hinder your chances for the workers’ compensation you are rightfully owed.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 260,000 employees missed one or more days from work in 2014 due to injuries associated with falls in the workplace. That includes those in the private industry and state and local government employees. Nearly 800 workers died from workplace falls.

PTSD & Workers’ Compensation

Published on May 18, 2016 at 4:04 pm in Workers' Compensation.

A Charleston County police officer witnessed his partner get murdered while on duty at a shootout in West Ashley. The man who witnessed his partner die was also shot, which entitled him to workers’ compensation. However, he would not have been able to get coverage if he did not also take a bullet.  The officer stated that he would not have been able to continue his job in law enforcement if he had not received the psychiatric care that he did.  

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