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I was injured in an accident on the job. Why am I not getting WC benefits?

Posted by Katie Phipps | Nov 15, 2021 | 0 Comments

There are two possible reasons. First, the insurance adjuster may just not have gotten around to your claim yet. Unfortunately, this situation happens far too often to injured workers. WC insurance adjusters handle hundreds of files every year, so things slip through the cracks. Stay in contact with your employer and continue to let them know you need treatment.  T

Second, your claim may have been denied. A denial means it is the insurance carrier's position that the claim is not compensable and thus no benefits are owed. There are many reasons in South Carolina a claim could be denied. Some may have merit; others do not once fully investigated. It is important to consult an attorney if you claim is denied or any time you are not getting the treatment you need so that you can know your rights.

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Katie Phipps

For more than 17 years, Katie had a successful practice at two of South Carolina's largest workers' compensation defense firms. During that time, she realized her favorite part of the job was helping Pro Se claimants navigate the settlement process. As a lawyer for the insurance carrier, she ofte...


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