Summerville, SC asked in Employment Law and Workers' Compensation for South Carolina

Q: My father just had his work comp case closed, but he cannot meet the requirements for his job because of the injury.

What are his options? He has only done receiving and shipping work all his life. He cant lift more than 25lbs with his arm now an that is with pain still.

1 Lawyer Answer

Ilene Stacey King

Answered
  • Workers' Compensation Lawyer
  • COLUMBIA, SC
  • Licensed in South Carolina

A: By closed, do you mean he has settled his claim? Does he have a lawyer? If he has settled his claim, his options may depend on how the claim was settled. Depending on the circumstances, there may not be much else he can do except apply for social security disability. If he has not settled his claim and does not have a lawyer, he should not settle his claim until he speaks with an experienced workers' compensation attorney. He should take advantage of a free consultation to discuss his options. He should reach out as soon as possible.

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