There is always some risk of being injured on the job even if the position is not inherently dangerous. Many jobs require routine tasks to be completed like lifting boxes or other heavy objects, typing all day, bending down to repair a machine, etc…While these types of tasks are routine and typical of certain jobs, there is a risk of becoming injured in some way and filing for workers’ compensation may be needed to get an employee medical care.
Some Charleston employers may try to deny these types of workers’ compensation claims, saying that because the action that caused the injury was intentional, the injury was not an accident and should not be covered.
Over the years, this has been debated and the courts have decided that an injury is an accident as long as the result of an action causes injury and is an unforeseen consequence.
Have You Been Injured On The Job?
If you've been hurt at your job you can speak with a workers' compensation lawyer. Please contact us online or call our Charleston, South Carolina office directly at 843.488.2359 to schedule your consultation. We are also able to meet clients at our Conway, Myrtle Beach, Murrells Inlet, Mt. Pleasant, North Myrtle Beach or North Charleston office locations.