For purposes of determining amounts of workers’ compensation benefits, South Carolina laws specify “scheduled values” for particular body parts such as shoulders, hips, arms or legs. Hips were recently added as a new category, whereas previously an injured hip counted the same as an injured leg. A hip injury can bring an injured worker 280 weeks of benefits, up from the previous 196 weeks of benefits for an injured leg.
This difference acknowledges the significance of a hip injury to a manual laborer. If you have suffered a hip injury on the job, you can also pursue coverage for medical treatment as well as benefits for permanent, partial disability or total and permanent disability.