A workplace injury or illness can turn your life upside down and change it forever. It’s important to make well-informed decisions that will set you on the path to recovering the benefits that you need and deserve.
North Charleston, S.C. (PRWEB) November 17, 2011
Workers who have been injured on the job or suffered an occupational illness can now learn more about their legal rights from a new website being offered by the Charleston workers’ compensation lawyers of the Joye Law Firm.
The goal of the website, charleston-workers-compensation-lawyers.com, is to provide answers to questions that injured or ill workers may have regarding South Carolina workers’ compensation benefits.
“A workplace injury or illness can turn your life upside down and change it forever,” says Ken Harrell, a seasoned Charleston workers’ compensation attorney and the managing partner of Joye Law Firm. “It’s important to make well-informed decisions that will set you on the path to recovering the benefits that you need and deserve.”
In 2011, Harrell was honored as a South Carolina Super Lawyer in the area of workers’ compensation, an honor bestowed on fewer than 5 percent of the state’s lawyers. He is a past president of South Carolina’s Injured Workers’ Advocates, and he currently serves as the legislative affairs chairman for the organization.
“We are a law firm with an extensive background in helping workers who have suffered job-related injuries and disease to get the medical treatment and benefits they need until they are able to return to work – if they are able to return to work at all,” says Matt Jackson, the head of the Joye Law Firm’s workers’ compensation department.
“Our new website allows us to share our knowledge in this area,” he said. “We also believe that you need to follow up on what you learn by contacting an experienced South Carolina workers’ compensation attorney and talking about the specific facts of your case.”
The website covers a variety of workplace injury and illness topics, including:
- Common Workplace Injuries
- Your Right to Compensation
- Protecting Your Medical Coverage
- Protecting Your Social Security Disability Benefits
- 7 Common Mistakes When Filing A Claim
- Reasons for Denial of Benefits
- How to File A Workers’ Compensation Appeal
- Hearings and Appeals: What to Expect
- Death Benefits
- Unique issues faced by government, health care and labor union employees.
The website also contains an overview of the law firm, including the results it has obtained for thousands of injured and ill workers throughout Charleston and across the state of South Carolina, and a link to its regularly updated blog, The JLF Report.
About Joye Law Firm
Since 1968, Joye Law Firm has aggressively represented injured and ill workers, including private sector and public sector employees, throughout South Carolina. The firm’s practice areas include workers’ compensation, Social Security disability and a variety of personal injury claims, including car accidents, birth injury, brain injury, defective products, drug injury, motorcycle accidents, nursing home abuse, spinal cord injury, truck accidents and wrongful death. The Joye Law Firm has offices in Charleston and Myrtle Beach, and its dedicated workers’ compensation attorneys are ready to travel anywhere in South Carolina, including North Charleston, Mount Pleasant, Goose Creek, Summerville, and Moncks Corner to assist injured workers. To learn more, contact the firm by calling (888) 324-3100 or filling out its online form.