Charleston Permanent Disability Benefits Attorney
Workers injured on the job in South Carolina who find themselves permanently incapable of working may have the right to Permanent Disability Benefits. Prior to receiving any payments, however, an injured worker must generally always first receive approval for the claimed benefit from his or her employer’s insurance company, or through an order issued from the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commission.
If a worker’s claim for permanent disability benefits has been denied or improperly calculated, the worker may have the right to a hearing and an appeal to the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commission. An experienced workers’ compensation attorney can help you secure the benefits to which you are entitled.
Contact Alan M. Tanenbaum, P.A., to speak with a permanent disability benefits lawyer in Charleston, South Carolina, to consult as to your rights to Permanent Disability Benefits regarding any work-related accident or on-the-job injury throughout the state of South Carolina.
South Carolina Permanent Injury Lawyer
When a worker is permanently injured in South Carolina, he or she can receive benefits for partial disability, total disability or scheduled member disability. In the case of partial disability, you may still be able to work but at a different job and likely an entirely different profession. If your ability to earn income is smaller, then you may likely be entitled to an award for permanent partial disability benefits.
In the case of scheduled member disability, a doctor will generally provide an impairment rating that will help to determine the severity of your injury. An experienced workers’ compensation attorney can help you find an alternative physician for a second opinion, which may serve to provide evidence to improve the amount of your final compensation payments or award.
In the case of total permanent disability, a decision may be reached that there is no reasonably stable job market for you. This is the case where you would not be fit to do any type of work. Your benefits in this case may be limited to 500 weeks, unless you have suffered a traumatic brain injury or have become permanently paralyzed, in which case you may be entitled to lifetime benefits.
The payment of permanent disability benefits is designed by South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Act to be disbursed to the injured worker on a weekly basis, and it includes compensation for future loss of earning capacity. At Alan M. Tanenbaum, P.A., we may assist our clients to apply for or obtain a lump-sum payment for their permanent disability benefits rather than weekly payments. This kind of negotiation generally requires a settlement with the employer or its insurance company.
Contact A Charleston Permanent Disability Attorney
If you have suffered a workplace injury in South Carolina, we are here to help you explore your legal options.
Contact us today online or by telephone at 843-722-2588 to arrange a consultation with a knowledgeable Charleston permanent disability lawyer regarding your rights to Lump-Sum Disability Benefits regarding any work-related accident or on-the-job injury throughout the state of South Carolina.