Charleston Temporary Disability Benefits Lawyer
Workers injured on the job in South Carolina who find themselves unable to work the same job or earn the same wages as they did before the injury may have the right to temporary disability benefits. Prior to receiving any payments, however, an injured worker will ordinarily need to receive an assessment, from a doctor appointed by his or her employer or its insurance provider to determine that he or she is unable to work as a direct result of a job-related injury.
If you have been denied disability benefits or you have any other disagreements with your employer and its insurance company over your workers’ compensation claim, you have the right to a hearing and an appeal before 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., in Charleston, South Carolina, to speak with a temporary disability benefits lawyer regarding your rights to Temporary Disability Benefits regarding any on-the-job injury or work-related accident throughout the state of South Carolina.
Temporary Total Disability Benefits
When a worker has been kept out of work entirely under a doctor’s orders, he or she may qualify for temporary total disability benefits. These are weekly payments at two-thirds of your average weekly wages.
Employers, workers and insurance companies may often disagree about various aspects of temporary total disability benefits. A common and principal point of disagreement is whether the worker is entirely incapable of working. A disability benefits lawyer can help you receive the maximum benefits to which you have a right.
Temporary Partial Disability Benefits
In case a worker is still able to work despite his or her injury but at a reduced capacity, and at a lower wage, than earned before the accident, he or she may be entitled to temporary partial disability benefits. Payments should be made weekly, at a rate of two-thirds of the difference between the average weekly wage received before and after the injury.
A workers’ compensation lawyer can seek to ensure that a worker entitled to partial disability benefits will receive the appropriate temporary partial benefits and light duty work within his or her restrictions appropriate to his or her skills, injury and rehabilitation.
Contact A Charleston Temporary Disability Attorney
If you have suffered a workplace injury or on-the-job accident in South Carolina, we are here to help you explore your legal options and your rights to Temporary Disability Payments.
Contact us today online or by telephone at 843-722-2588 to arrange a consultation with a knowledgeable Charleston temporary disability lawyer regarding your rights to Temporary Disability Benefits regarding any on-the-job injury or work-related accident throughout the state of South Carolina.