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Workers Compensation

Greenville & Spartanburg Workers Compensation Attorney

If you or someone you love has suffered a job injury, you need immediate legal assistance to understand workers compensation laws and assert your rights and any additional third-party claims that may arise. At Jim Spears Law Office, we are experienced in handling the many issues that injured workers face. We are experienced in handling all types of job injuries including: construction accident injuries, factory accidents, and all other job site injuries.

Whether you are seeking immediate medical treatment, compensation for lost wages, or long-term care compensation, we can pursue every avenue of recovery. 

An Attorney who Understands the Needs of Workers

Before law school and his career as an attorney, Jim Spears spent years working in factories and on construction. Because of those experiences, he understands the dangerous conditions faced by workers and the procedures and protocols taken by contractors. Jim also knows how to collect full  workers compensation benefits for clients against employers and their insurance carriers.

South Carolina Workers Compensation Laws

If you have been injured in South Carolina, you must provide oral notice of your injury within 90 days. However, you should give notice to your supervisor or other employee representation as soon as possible after a work accident. When you notify your employer, ask them to send you to a doctor for treatment. Further information regarding state workers compensation laws can be found at the South Carolina Workers Compensation website.

North Carolina Workers Compensation Laws

In North Carolina, you must provide written notice of your injury within 30 days. There is a specific form for injured employees to fill out in order to give notice of a work injury. More information about state workers compensation laws can be found at the North Carolina Workers’ Compensation website.

Additional Workers Compensation Considerations

If you have been out of work for more than a certain period of time, your employer may owe you temporary total benefits, with a compensation rate based on 2/3 of the average of your weekly wage for the year before the accident. We can help you file all of the necessary documents and documentation for workers compensation to ensure that you receive the benefits you deserve. Contact us today for a free consultation on your North Carolina or South Carolina workers compensation claim.

Third-party Claims

While workers compensation benefits allow you to collect benefits from an employer if you are injured, you may also be entitled to additional compensation from negligent contractors, subcontractors, property owners, or other individuals or entities that may be responsible for your injuries.

Contact our law office in Spartanburg, SC today for a free consultation with an experienced workers compensation attorney regarding your claims. Evening and weekend appointments are 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.