The South Carolina Workman’s Comp Claims Process
There is a strict set of rules governing the claims process for workers’ compensation in South Carolina. In order to obtain workman’s comp benefits, you must abide by these rules and meet all mandatory deadlines. I am attorney Belinda Ellison, and with over 25 years of experience protecting injured workers throughout South Carolina, I can help you through the entire claims process.
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When it comes to filing your workers’ compensation claim, the most important thing to do is to make sure your claim is filed on time and provides all necessary information. The system is set up to help injured workers, but it needs proper documentation from all workers in order to run correctly. I will help you make sure your claim is filed properly so you don’t lose the chance to collect the benefits you deserve.
Approximately three and a half months after you file your initial claim, you will have a workers’ compensation hearing. Both you and the insurance company will have the chance to state your cases, examining and cross-examining witnesses. Before the case, you will be interviewed by a company doctor. Investigators hired by the insurance company will be watching your every move until the hearing to make sure you are being honest.
With so much work being done to prevent you from getting the help you deserve, you want to make sure there is an advocate working to protect your rights. From the moment you file your claim until a decision by a commissioner is rendered at your hearing, I will be there to help you throughout the entire process.
Appealing a Denied Initial Claim
If your initial claim was denied, you are probably wondering, “Why has the insurance company denied my claim?” There are a number of potential reasons, but it is not uncommon for initial claims to be denied. Whether you worked with a lawyer when filing your claim or you did it on your own, I can help you file an appeal with the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commission.
Contact Belinda at 803-359-5582
The claims process can be long and arduous, but you must understand it properly in order to obtain the full extent of the medical and financial benefits you deserve. From my office in Lexington, I help injured workers in South Carolina through the entire workers’ compensation claims process. Contact me today for a free initial consultation.