If your auto accident occurred on the job, you could seek compensation for your injuries. There are a few legal options to choose from when you’re the victim of an auto accident while working.
Filing for Workers’ Compensation Benefits
In the state of South Carolina, the law required businesses with at least four employees to provide workers’ compensation coverage. When you’re injured, you could apply for benefits through your employer’s insurance plan. The benefits you could receive include:
- Temporary Total Disability: This disability benefit is available if you require more than seven days off from work. You don’t receive payments unless you’re unable to return after fourteen days. At that time, you could receive two-thirds of your average weekly wage.
- Temporary Partial Disability: You could qualify for this benefit if you’re able to work, but not as much as before your injury occurred. The benefits you could receive are two-thirds of the difference between your wages before and after the accident.
- Permanent Total Disability: After completing your treatment, your doctor will determine if you’re permanently disabled. If you are, you could receive the same amount of benefits you received for your temporary total disability for up to 500 weeks.
- Permanent Partial Disability: If your doctor determines you have a permanent partial disability, you could receive certain benefits. Benefits include injuries to specific body parts, organ injuries, and disfigurement to the face, head, neck, or any body part you must expose to fulfill your job responsibility.
- Additional Benefits: Necessary medical treatment, mileage reimbursement for travel to and from your doctors’ appointments, and vocational rehabilitation.
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Filing An Auto Accident Claim
Drivers in South Carolina are required, by law, to carry liability insurance with minimum bodily injury limits. You could request up to the maximum limit amount for your damages. Damages are losses incurred while treating your injuries. If the other person caused your auto accident, you could file an insurance claim and receive compensation for the following damages:
- Medical Expenses: Treatment deemed medically necessary for your injuries, such as ER visits, surgeries, hospital stays, and physical therapy.
- Lost Wages: Past and future pay you’re unable to earn because of the injuries you sustained.
- Vehicle Damage: Repairs for any damage to your vehicle resulting from the accident.
- Loss of Enjoyment of Life: Significant suffering experienced preventing you from performing routine tasks or enjoying your daily life.
- Physical Pain: Severe pain and suffering you endured after the collision.
If you suffered severe injuries in an auto accident while you were on the clock, call Hammack Law Firm immediately. We’re available 24/7, so you’re able to reach us whenever it’s most convenient for you. We don’t believe in adding to the financial burden you already face. That’s why we provide a free consultation for all prospective clients.
We’ll be ready to meet with you and review the details of your accident to determine if we can move forward with your case. We care about our clients and will treat you with respect and professionalism at all times. Call us at (864) 479-8742 today.
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