Question: My boss says I shouldn't get a lawyer. Is that right?
Answer: It depends. In South Carolina, you may handle your claim yourself. It is not necessary to get a lawyer. It is always wise to at least consult an attorney, though. Workers' comp attorneys don't charge anything for a first visit, so you really have nothing to lose by talking to a lawyer about your case. He or she can help you understand your rights and the many unusual terms that are used in workers' compensation. Sometimes legal terms and medical terms are very confusing. It's better to talk to a lawyer first, even if you decide not to use the lawyer, than to wish later that you had talked to one -- when it's too late.
Questions & Answers on this blog are not specific legal advice. See note on right.