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What If I'm Injured at Work?

When you are injured at work, it is very important that you take proper legal steps to ensure that your rights and claims are preserved. In addition to notification periods, the law outlines certain procedures to secure your rights to workers' compensation benefits. At Jim Spears Law Offices, we can help you take the necessary steps to preserve your legal claims, file applications for benefits, and pursue legal action against all negligent parties.

Injured workers have rights! Let us help you take the necessary steps to preserve your workers' compensation benefits and all claims associated with your accident. Contact us today for a free consultation on your claim.

If you are an injured worker or your loved one has suffered a workplace injury, let us help you with all of the following:

  • Notification procedures
    Make sure that you follow the notification procedures in your state. If you have been injured in South Carolina, you must report your injuries to your employer within 90 days. However, if you are hurt, you need to report the injury to a supervisor as soon as possible. If you were injured in North Carolina, you must report your injuries in writing within 30 days. There is a specific North Carolina Industrial Commission Form for this written notice. More information can be found at North Carolina Workers' Compensation website.
  • Workers' compensation benefits
    If you are unable to work for a period of time because of work related injuries, you may be entitled to weekly workers' compensation benefits in addition to medical treatment. Jim Spears will help you to receive the medical treatment, weekly benefits, and benefits for permanent impairment or disability that you are entitled to. Jim Spears and legal staff will help you received needed medical treatments and file the necessary paperwork to ensure that you are justly compensated. When your benefits are at stake, do not hesitate to contact an attorney you can trust to assert your rights and collect the benefits your family needs.
  • Serious injury cases
    Many workers' compensation claims will involve serious and life-altering injuries. If you or your loved one is unable to return to work we can help you file workers' compensation claims as well as helping you with a Social Security disability claim. We understand the severity of your injuries and your financial needs. We can help you pursue every avenue of recovery to protect your immediate and future security. Call today.
  • Third party claims
    If you are an injured worker, you may be entitled to significant compensation for the negligent acts of others involved in your injury. Many construction site accidents are caused by a failure to follow procedure, negligent contractors or subcontractors, or defective equipment. If you have been injured in a construction accident or other workplace injury that was caused by the negligence of anyone besides your employer or co-workers you may be entitled to benefits from the third party. Let us assert your rights against all responsible parties for full and fair compensation.
  • Wrongful death
    In addition to cases of workplace injury, we also handle complex cases involving the wrongful death of employees. If you have lost a loved one to a workplace injury, we can help you pursue your rightful workers' compensation benefits claim as well as file claims against all negligent persons responsible for the accident or injury. For more information about wrongful death or workers' compensation, please contact our firm.

Contact our law office in Spartanburg, SC today for a free consultation with an experienced lawyer regarding your personal injury rights or injured worker claims. Evening or weekend appointments available.

Jim Spears Law Office is located in Spartanburg, SC and serves clients in both South and North Carolina, including Union, SC; Cherokee, SC; Gaffney, SC; Chesnee, SC; Greer, SC; Landrum, SC; Boiling Springs, SC; Polk, NC; and Rutherford, NC.