Have you been injured on the job?
A workplace accident can happen in a second but can ruin a working career forever. If you have been injured in the workplace, get legal help for all of your workers' compensation needs. You have the legal right to file a workers' compensation claim to recover for your injuries, to obtain medical treatment, and to recover lost wages. Get your free consultation today with one of the experienced workers' compensation lawyers at Hughey Law Firm to evaluate your workers' comp rights.
Attorney Nathan Hughey formerly worked for a law firm that was founded by one of the attorneys responsible for helping establish our workers' compensation system in South Carolina. Our firm will use that knowledge and experience to prosecute your case for you.
Free Consultation • Personal Injury Cases Handled on Contingency*
My team and I stand ready to help you recover the money your family needs to recover after an injury on the job. At Hughey Law Firm, we offer a full range of legal services, including:
- Initial workers' compensation claims;
- Workmans' comp appeals, denied claims; and
- Premises liability and product liability claims against third parties
We Cut Through the Paperwork So You Can Focus on Your Health
Workplace injury cases can quickly become confusing as you try to navigate the complex benefits process, multiple and overlapping liability insurance, the pursuit of damages from third parties and the determination of who is responsible for your medical expenses.
If you have been hurt during the course of your employment, contact us right away. Our workers' compensation lawyers will work to ensure that you receive the full benefits to which you are entitled, and handle civil litigation regarding your injuries, when allowed by law.
Common Work Injuries Include:
- Repetitive trauma and carpal tunnel injuries
- Muscle injuries, bone injuries
- Head and traumatic brain injuries
- Psychological injuries
- Back, neck, and spinal cord injuries
- Amputations, dismemberment injuries, and
- Burns and disfigurement
Are You Eligible For Workers' Compensation?
Many people who assume they are not eligible for workers' compensation benefits actually are, including many independent contractors. Generally, the South Carolina Workers' Compensation Commission looks at four factors to determine whether you are to be classified as an employee or independent contractor, regardless of how your employer my classify you. These four factors relate to your employer's: 1) Direct control of your work product, 2) Method of payment, 3) Providing equipment, and 4) Right to fire. Seek legal help by contacting a workers' comp attorney with Hughey Law Firm today to determine if you are eligible for benefits.
If you have been injured on the job, contact us for answers to your questions. If you decide to file a claim, we can file it, and if necessary, work to prove the extent of your injuries and prove that your injuries were caused or were worsened by conditions or an accident at work.
We also file Federal Longshore and Harbor Workers' Act / Jones Act and admiralty claims for workers injured on the job at sea or other waterways throughout the region.
Workers' Compensation and Third-Party Claims
When filing a workers' compensation claim, you may also have a claim against one or more third parties who should also be held liable for your on-the-job injuries. One of the most commonly seen third party civil litigation lawsuits associated with workers' compensation claims are work-related automobile accidents. However, you may also have a claim under the legal theories of product liability and premises liability as well. For instance, if you work as a delivery person and injure yourself falling down on a business's broken steps, you may be able to recover from both your employer for workers' compensation and the business for failing to properly maintain their premises. Our experienced workers' comp lawyers leave no leaf unturned when fighting to obtain the best recovery for you and your family.
Contact us to arrange for a free consultation with one of our experienced lawyers. From our offices in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, we represent workers throughout the Charleston metro region and communities throughout the state.
*Fees calculated before expenses.