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About the Gibson Law Firm

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For more than 39 years, Don Gibson Law Firm has been fighting to protect and secure the legal rights of Lowcountry residents. With care and commitment, we work for clients who need aggressive representation for the following services:

 

 

Immigration Law

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Your Rights Under the SC Workers Compensation Act

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From: http://www.scbar.org
 
The Workers' Compensation Act in South Carolina provides that if an employee suffers injury by accident arising out of and in the course of employment, that individual is entitled to recover medical expenses, temporary total compensation, and specifically permanent and total disability benefits.
 
Under the current law your employer has the right to select the doctor who will treat you. If you go to see your own doctor without permission of the employer, the employer may not be held liable for the medical expense, unless it constitutes an emergency condition. However, you have the right to choose a physician to evaluate you for the specific disability you may have.
 
Once you suffer an injury on the job you should immediately report it to your supervisor. You should also request that the employer be responsible for the appropriate medical treatment. In the event the claim is denied, you can attempt to handle the case yourself or you may hire an attorney.
 
If the claim continues to be contested your lawyer should file a Form 50 on your behalf with the Workers' Compensation Commission. This sets out the various parties, the date and description of the accident, who you reported it to, the injuries suffered, whether medical treatment is needed, any disfigurement you may have received and any other relief you may be requesting.
 

Read more: Your Rights Under the SC Workers Compensation Act

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