Common Workers’ Compensation Injuries
People from all walks of life can suffer an injury on the job. Rigorous occupations, such as construction, warehouse, factory and transportation work, are known to pose significant risks for injury. However, nurses and other caregivers in the health care industry, hospitality and restaurant employees, and office workers often suffer injuries that may include high medical bills and the potential for lost work during recovery. The workers’ compensation system is intended to provide a streamlined process to get injured workers the compensation and other benefits they need to allow them to recover from the harm they suffered on the job.
Turn To An Experienced Injury Lawyer To Obtain The Full And Fair Benefits You Deserve
I am attorney George B. Bishop, Jr. I have represented injured workers throughout the Lowcountry in workers’ compensation matters since 1988. I have more than 30 years of legal experience. My law firm is founded on the principles of integrity, dedication and experience.
Workers’ compensation benefits are available to cover a wide range of job-related injuries and occupational illnesses such as:
- Overexertion, including injuries caused by lifting, pulling or pushing objects, carrying heavy items and similar labor activities
- Slip, trip and fall accidents, including falls on the same level and falls from height
- Repetitive stress injuries, including carpal tunnel syndrome, tendinitis, trigger finger, tennis elbow and similar conditions
- Work-related motor vehicle accidents, which are the leading cause of workplace fatalities according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics
- Being struck by a falling object, which may occur on a construction site, or in other settings as a heavy object falls from a shelf
- Being caught in between objects, often involving the movement of heavy machinery or other vehicles
- Burns or electrocutions
- Injuries related to workplace violence
- Illness related to toxic exposure
The workers’ compensation system provides injured workers with strong protections. Each case is unique. Injured workers often rely on a range of benefits, which may include compensation for medical care, rehabilitation, a percentage of wages, and temporary or total disability.
Call An Experienced Workers’ Compensation Lawyer To Discuss Your Injury
To schedule a consultation with me, call 866-850-4701. You may also contact me online. From my office in Moncks Corner, I represent injured workers in Berkeley County, Charleston County and throughout the South Carolina Lowcountry.