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Your employer is obligated to carry workers’ compensation insurance, which is no-fault insurance for all of their employees in the event that one of them suffers a workplace accident or illness. While these workers’ compensation benefits are yours by right, it can be incredibly difficult to procure them, as your employer and insurance company will undoubtedly look out for their own financial best interest before your own.  Marc Brown can help you fight back, ensuring that you are compensated fairly for your injury and service to your employer.

Compensation in a Workers’ Compensation Claim

Workers’ compensation is no-fault insurance, meaning you do not have to prove “who did it.” As long as the injury occurred at work or in the duration of your employment, you should be able to receive the following benefits:

  • Two thirds of your average weekly wages in wage replacement, depending on your degree of disability
  • Full medical expenses
  • Vocational training

Compensation in a Personal Injury Claim

You may be able to file a personal injury claim against a third party, such as a property owner, if you were injured at work, in addition to filing a personal injury claim. In cases where an employer acts recklessly or intentionally harms an employee, the employee can file a personal injury claim against their employer. The key difference in a personal injury claim versus a workers’ compensation claim is fault; a personal injury claim requires that you prove that the defendant had a duty of care to you, and because that duty was violated, they caused your injury. Compensation from a personal injury claim includes the following:

  • Medical expenses
  • Future medical needs
  • Pain and suffering
  • Lost wages
  • Lost earning capacity
  • Mental anguish
  • Loss of joy of life

Types of Work Injuries

  • Traumatic Injuries—A traumatic injury occurs in a single moment of time, such as a slip and fall, a fall from height, a crushing injury, a blow to the head, or a traffic collision. These are the most serious and life threatening workplace injuries, which can result in fractures, traumatic brain injury, burns and electrocution, lacerations, contusions, and amputation.
  • Overuse Injuries—The most common type of work injury is an overuse injury, or repetitive strain injury (RSI), such as tennis elbow, arthritis, tendonitis, white finger syndrome, hearing loss, and carpal tunnel syndrome. It can be difficult to prove that these injuries were caused at work, and employers often deny such claims, which is why your chances are improved if you work with an attorney.
  • Workplace Illnesses—Certain illnesses can be developed because of a person’s line of work. For example, firefighters and other first responders are very likely to develop cardiac disease because of their employment. Illnesses developed over time from an employee’s job can be compensated for via workers’ compensation benefits. Furthermore, if you were exposed to a toxic substance, you may be able to file a toxic tort against your employer.

Call a Sumter Work Injury Attorney

Workers’ compensation claims and personal injury claims are complex, time-intensive, and sometimes contentious processes. If you were injured on the job, an attorney can handle these legal matters for you, setting you up for success. Reach out to Sumter work injury attorney Marc Brown today at (803) 848-0008 to schedule a free consultation.

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Meet Attorney Marc Brown

Marc Brown is an experienced personal injury and civil rights attorney serving clients throughout South Carolina and Georgia. Marc is motivated by the challenge of helping his clients solve their complex legal issues, and most importantly, he obtains favorable results. He is a caring and conscientious attorney who brings the experience and resources of a larger firm to his practices in Sumter and Columbia, SC.

A Personable & Dedicated South Carolina Attorney

As someone who has always had a keen sense of right and wrong and a desire to achieve excellence and fairness in all things, pursuing law was a natural career choice. After graduating with honors from the prestigious Emory University School of Law, Marc went on to become a dedicated litigator who focuses on personal injury, workers’ compensation, and criminal defense cases.

Why Choose Us?

Choosing an attorney is a very important decision, but it can be difficult. When you choose the Marc Brown Law Firm, we do everything we can to keep you informed, put your needs first, and to make sure justice is served. Here are just a few reasons to choose us:

The Right Experience

Attorney Marc Brown has experience that matters. Prior to opening this law firm, Marc spent nearly a half a decade defending big insurance companies and large corporations in personal injury and commercial litigation matters across the United States. Marc knows exactly how insurance companies and corporations evaluate claims and what they look at when deciding to increase the amount they are willing to pay. He thinks outside the box to find additional or hidden opportunities for favorable results.

We’ll Come To You

After being injured in a serious accident, you need to focus on getting better. Serious accidents can be hard on an individual, physically and emotionally. The Marc Brown Law Firm is dedicated to fight for you while you recover. If you are unable to travel to our office for any reason, we will personally visit you! Just give us a call to talk whenever you may be in need of assistance. We’re here to help.

Clients First

At the Marc Brown Law Firm, we choose to put our clients first. Our clients are more than just a case number. We think of each of our clients as extended members of the family. We make sure to inform our clients of all their legal options and provide timely updates throughout the life their case.

24/7 Availability

We are available around the clock for our clients. If at any point we are unavailable, we promise to promptly respond to all messages within hours.

Dedicated

We work hard so that our clients receive the justice they deserve! When necessary, Attorney Marc Brown retains investigators, engineers, and other experts to help prove your case. Insurance companies are big, but Marc is experienced and resourceful. We fight for each of our clients so that you can receive the maximum compensation available to you.

No Fees Unless We Win*

We work on a contingency fee basis, which means there are no upfront cost to clients. You only pay lawyer fees when we win your case. This also means that your attorney is only paid a percentage of what is recovered for you. The Marc Brown Law Firm has a vested interest in ensuring that each of our clients receive the maximum recovery available to them. We are determined to fight tirelessly to recover for you.

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