South Carolina Workers’ Comp Laws
Being injured at work in South Carolina may entitle you to benefits and compensation. South Carolina workers’ compensation laws provide employees with medical treatment, wage replacement and disability compensation upon suffering a work-related injury or illness, and death benefits to surviving dependents. An injured employee can receive workers’ compensation benefits regardless of who is at fault for the injury.
In exchange for receiving workers’ compensation benefits, an employee is barred from bringing a civil action against the employer for damages (except if an intentional tort occurs). To discuss your benefits please contact our Columbia South Carolina workers compensation lawyers.
Filing A Workers’ Compensation Claim In South Carolina
Upon sustaining a work-related injury or illness, you should notify your employer immediately. You can provide notice about the injury to your first-line supervisor, manager, or human resource office. Let your employer know that you need medical treatment. Once you notify your employer about the injury, they will contact their insurance carrier. The carrier will evaluate your claim and determine if you are eligible to receive compensation under New Jersey workers’ compensation laws.
If your claim is eligible, they will direct you to continue receiving medical care from their prescribed physician. If medical treatment for your injury extends beyond 7 days, you will be eligible to receive temporary disability benefits. If your injury is permanent, you may be eligible to receive permanent partial or total disability benefits.