Our firm helps injured workers get their lives back
Workplace accidents are very common. In the best outcomes, an injured employee collects workers' compensation benefits while he or she makes a full recovery, then returns to work. But sometimes, an injury prevents someone from being able to return to the same job. When that happens, the workers' compensation attorneys at Lourie Law Firm help injured workers get the benefits they deserve to help them find new employment.
In most cases, South Carolina workers' compensation laws protect people who are unable to return to the same job after suffering a workplace injury. Such workers are eligible to receive vocational rehabilitation services to help them find new employment. Depending on your needs, these services may include:
This involves meeting with a rehabilitation professional. The purpose is to discuss the injured worker's needs and abilities and identify career options. Then a plan can be developed to get the injured employee back to work as soon as they are able.
Because of the injury, a worker may be left with a disability. He or she may need therapy, treatment, to undergo procedures or receive assistive devices before being able to move on to a new job.
The injured worker may need new skills before seeking his or her next job. Vocational rehabilitation may include classes and internships.
Job search assistance
This includes helping the injured worker find a new job either at the place of employment where the worker was injured or at a new company. Services include support for the injured worker after a new job has been started.
Changing jobs is most likely something you didn't plan on thinking about before you were injured. It can be a confusing, frustrating and stressful process. But we are dedicated to helping you get through this.
Aggressive representation for workers
A serious workplace injury can turn your life upside down. If you need to find a new job because of your injury, we still fight to make sure you receive all available vocational rehabilitation services. We can take part in your assessment and help you get the resources you need to get back to work.
A serious injury can leave workers unable to return to the same job. But there are still bills to pay and families to support. Our attorneys are dedicated to making sure injured workers get all of the workers' compensation benefits they need and deserve. This includes compensation for medical expenses, lost wages and if needed, vocational rehabilitation.
Navigating the workers' compensation system can be complicated. That's why you need an attorney who is familiar with the laws and knows how the process works. From filing a claim, to choosing a doctor from your employer's network, to fighting for you in hearing and appeals, we stand by you every step of the way.
You can expect three things from us-respect, resources and results. Learn more about how we can help you with your workers' compensation claim. Contact us today for a free consultation.