Category Archives: Workers Compensation Claims

What Are The Benefits Of Hiring A Workers' Compensation Lawyer

What Are The Benefits Of Hiring A Workers’ Compensation Lawyer?

If you’ve sustained a work-connected illness or injury, you have the right to receive worker’s compensation insurance benefits. But insurance providers routinely deny workers’ compensation claims even if they are legitimate. Fortunately, working with an experienced workers’ comp lawyer will help increase your chances of getting compensation by: Ensuring You Have Solid and Accurate Evidence …

Do Independent Contractors Get Workers’ Compensation

Do Independent Contractors Get Workers’ Compensation?

Typically, independent contractors cannot obtain workers’ compensation benefits. That said, in many cases, employers misclassify workers as independent contractors either intentionally or unintentionally. Regardless of the employer’s intent, if you have been misclassified as an independent contractor when you are actually an employee, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. Employee vs. Independent Contractors …

SC One of Two States Without Laws Supporting Firefighter Cancer Protections

Firefighters are heroes in our society. Not only do they save homes and businesses from fire, but they are also regularly the first people to arrive at the scene of a medical emergency or traffic crash. Unfortunately, firefighters face significant hidden dangers that many people in the general public do not think about. They are …

What You Need To Know About South Carolina Workers’ Comp And COVID-19

If you are a healthcare employee or other essential worker in South Carolina that has been faithfully going to work each day during the COVID-19 pandemic, you may have questions about whether you qualify for workers’ compensation benefits if you contract the virus. This can be a difficult situation to understand, particularly in the midst …

Workers’ Compensation For Medical Professionals – A COVID-19 Update

As the COVID-19 pandemic changes the way Americans live their lives, it is important to remember that there are many healthcare workers on the frontlines at high risk of contracting the virus. However, there have been many questions about whether or not workers’ compensation will cover healthcare employees if they contract coronavirus.  What is happening …

New Legislation Could Help First Responders Get Mental Health Coverage

First responders have some of the hardest jobs there are. Police officers, firefighters, and EMS personnel all see things on a daily basis that most of us never see in our lifetimes. First responders have higher rates of mental health illnesses and injuries caused by the work environment, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Unfortunately, many …