While working in an appliance distribution warehouse in Conway, preparing items to be picked up by deliverymen, an employee was asked to assist with a delivery. The delivery service was short on workers that day and the warehouse employee agreed to help deliver a washer and dryer to a beach house in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
Once at the beach house, the old stackable washer and dryer needed to be removed before the new appliances were installed. The worker put the old unit on a hand truck and attempted to carry the appliance down the set of stairs. While going down the stairs, the man became pinned against a beam supporting the stairway by the handtruck carrying the washer and dryer. This incident injured the man's back, creating the need for medical treatment.
A challenge in this client's case involved who was liabile for the workers' compensation treatment. Two companies were involved- the warehouse and the delivery company.
After investigating the issue and evaluating the extent of medical treatment needed, Workers' Compensation Attorneys at The Derrick Law Firm determined that both companies could be held liabile for the damages. A settlement was reached with both entities paying a portion of the settlement.
Knowing what benefits are available to you when you are hurt at work can be a challenge. Unless you are educated on the laws of workers' comp in your state, you may be missing out on benefits that you are eligible for like getting paid while out of work and having prescriptions and other appointments paid.
Have You Been Injured On The Job?
If you've been hurt at your job you need to speak with an experienced workers' compensation attorney as soon as possible. Please contact us online or call our Conway, South Carolina office directly at 843.484.0707 to schedule your free consultation. We are also able to meet clients at our Myrtle Beach, Charleston, Mt. Pleasant, Columbia, North Myrtle Beach or North Charleston office locations.