If you’ve been hurt on the job, your workers’ compensation benefits may be your only defense against severe financial hardship. If your claim is denied, the safety net you were relying on is gone and you’re in freefall. Fortunately, the Law Offices of David L. Hood can help. For more than 25 years, we have provided determined representation for denied claims and other types of disputes, so our clients can access the benefits they deserve. If a controversy arises with your claim, treatment plan, disability rating or disability settlement, we have the knowledge, skill and experience to fight for the positive results you need.
All appeals of denied claims start with the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commission, the state agency that oversees the benefits program. There are potentially many levels of appeal before the decision is final:
We cannot overstate the importance of hiring a capable and experienced attorney to manage your appeal. As you can see, deadlines come fast, so there’s no time to learn on the job. Your attorney must respond to the commission’s findings of fact, application of statutory law, and interpretation of precedent with a logical and persuasive argument. This means skillfully writing petitions and delivering compelling oral arguments. This is no task to take on yourself or to entrust to an inexperienced lawyer, especially when an accomplished workers’ compensation appeals lawyer is only a phone call away.
The Law Offices of David L. Hood provides trustworthy representation to appeal denials of workers’ compensation claims throughout southeast South Carolina. To schedule a free consultation, call us at 843-485-0011 or contact our Murrells Inlet office online.