Myrtle Beach Workers' Compensation Lawyers
Workers' Compensation Lawyers in Myrtle Beach
A workplace injury can leave you not only facing serious pain and life hardships but also concerned about how you’ll earn your normal income. During this challenging time, you shouldn’t have to deal with the red tape on your own. Let a Myrtle Beach workers’ compensation lawyer on our team help you navigate your options.
At Morris Law, LLC, we know how to help injured workers seek the benefits they need. We can assist you with filing your claim, review all the paperwork, and represent you whether your claim is accepted or denied. Get a free case review today to understand how we can help you move forward.
Why Choose Morris Law, LLC for Help With Your Workers’ Compensation Case?
We know that dealing with a workers’ compensation case can be overwhelming for workers trying to treat their injuries and get through the day. We want to help you through this challenging time.
At Morris Law, LLC we deliver the highest level of client service and case results. We get back to you when you call and ensure you understand all your options. Your initial case review is free and comes with no obligation. What’s more, we work based on contingency fees, so you owe us nothing unless we get results for you. That means no upfront or out-of-pocket payments.
Testimonials From Past Clients
When our past clients talk about their experience at Morris Law, LLC, they’re often highly satisfied—as our 5.0-star rating in Google Reviews for workers compensation can attest.
They often say:
- We handled their case efficiently and professionally.
- We kept them informed and updated throughout the process.
- We offer a knowledgeable, honest perspective on our clients’ legal concerns.
Our team stands ready to offer you the same level of service.
Types of Benefits You Could Receive From a Workers’ Compensation Claim
Depending on your case’s details, you could get:
- Medical benefits. Workers’ compensation insurance may cover many types of medical care related to your injury, including surgery, prescriptions, prosthetics, medical supplies, hospitalization, and more. You could also receive coverage for travel expenses to get to your doctors’ appointments.
- Temporary disability. These benefits kick in once you’re out of work for seven days, and payments begin on the eighth day that you’re out of work. However, if you miss work for more than two weeks (14 days), you have a right to collect compensation for the first week you could not work. Workers receive partial wage payments for temporary disability.
- Temporary total disability. Some workers cannot work at all following their injury. If you face this situation, you could receive ⅔ of the amount you earned before your injury—and benefits could last until you reach maximum medical improvement (MMI). So, if you made $1,200 a week previously, you could receive about $800 per week from temporary total benefits. The insurance carrier will calculate this for you with an admitted claim even though it is your responsibility as the injured party to verify and (prove) it is correct. The way an insurance company will calculate the compensation rate is by taking your average weekly gross wage (AWW) and multiplying it by .6667. In the example above, the insurance carrier would take $1,200.00 x .6667 and pay the injured party $800.04 per week.
- Temporary partial disability. These benefits apply if you can do some of your normal job tasks but at a limited capacity. Workers can receive payments amounting to ⅔ of the difference between their previous and current earnings. For instance, if you now make $300 per week less than you did before you were injured, you can receive $199.80 per week in temporary partial benefits.
- Permanent disability. If you reach maximum medical improvement (MMI) yet still cannot return to work, your doctor may confirm that you face permanent impairing injuries. The amount you receive for a permanent disability depends on your previous earnings and how seriously you were hurt. You can receive permanent disability payments for a maximum of 500 weeks for most injuries. However, certain injuries, such as permanent brain injuries and quadriplegia do not contain a 500 week maximum.
Once our attorneys evaluate your case, we can give you a better sense of how much you could receive in income replacement benefits. We can also clarify what medical expenses should be covered.
When You Lose a Loved One to a Workplace Injury
We also work with families who lost a loved one to their injuries. Our attorneys can support you through every step and explain your rights to benefits. Qualifying family members could receive death benefits, which include ⅔ of the worker’s former earnings for up to 500 weeks per S.C. Code 42-9-290.
The family can also receive reimbursement for funeral and burial expenses for up to $12,000.
Unlike a wrongful death case, personal injury case, or an auto accident case, our attorneys are capped with a $2,500.00 fee plus costs in an admitted work accident death claim.
Frequently Asked Questions in Workers’ Compensation Cases
Get a Free Case Review for Your Myrtle Beach Workers’ Compensation Case
If you get injured on the job, our attorneys can help. Morris Law, LLC understands how to help you navigate the entire workers’ compensation claim process. We can prepare the paperwork, review your application, appeal a denial, and more.
Morris Law LLC - Myrtle Beach Office
4589 Oleander Drive, Suite B
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577