Graniteville, South Carolina Workers' Compensation Lawyers
Among the cases I accept are those arising from car accidents, wrongful death, traumatic brain injuries, and on-the-job injuries.
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For peace of mind and an experienced team of attorneys, call Wern Lawyers to discuss your injury, options and next steps.
Richard Wern has been a member of the South Carolina Bar since 1979. He is a founding member of Injured Workers’ Advocates, and the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Educational Association, the South Carolina Association for...
Mr. Callas graduated, cum laude, in 1982 from Boston College and earned his Juris Doctorate in 1990 from the University of South Carolina.
After serving as law clerk to the Honorable Luke N. Brown, Fourteenth Judicial Circuit, Ridgeland, South Carolina in 1990 and as law clerk to the Honorable William H. Ballenger, Tenth Judicial Circuit, Walhalla, South Carolina, from 1991-1992, Mr. Callas worked as an Assistant State Prosecuting Attorney, Fifth Circuit Solicitor, Richland County.
Mr. Callas is a member of the Richland County Bar Association;...
Workers' Compensation Lawyers in Nearby Cities
Workers' Compensation Lawyers in Nearby Counties
Injured on the job?
The workers' compensation system attempts to streamline the process for handling work-related injuries and illnesses, such as a loss of limb, back injury, or repetitive strain injuries, such as carpal tunnel syndrome. The system generally provides fixed remedies to employees suffering from work-related injuries without requiring the employee to prove fault, thereby minimizing the need for litigation and its associated costs. Benefits from workers' compensation insurance may include medical care, temporary disability benefits, permanent disability benefits, vocational rehabilitation, and death benefits.
The workers' compensation system is typically an alternative to filing a civil lawsuit for a personal injury claim, and in most cases, you may not pursue both avenues for compensation for an injury.
A workers' compensation lawyer can help you navigate the workers' compensation system to get the full benefits to which you are entitled. If your injury was caused by someone or something not covered by your employer's workers' compensation insurance, a workers' compensation attorney can help you file a third-party claim so that you get the compensation you deserve.
Sometimes workers' compensation attorneys also handle matters in personal injury or employment law. However, some attorneys also handle workers' compensation matters exclusively.
Cumulative injury: The career total of an employee's job-related injuries resulting in disabilities.
Third-party claim: A legal claim by an employee against a party who is not the employer and whose negligence caused injury during or in the course of employment.
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