Full medical benefits are provided to employees entitled to worker’s compensation benefits, with no time or monetary limits. The employer selects the physician who will provide care.
Disability Benefits Provided
Payments are made for temporary total disability (TTD) in an amount determined by a percentage of the worker’s wage, subject to a weekly maximum payment amount. Payments may continue for up to 500 weeks.
Payments are made for permanent total disability (PTD) based upon a percentage of the worker’s wage, subject to a weekly maximum payment amount. Payments for PTD may continue for up to 500 weeks.
Payments for permanent partial disability (PPD) are made based upon a percentage of the worker’s wage, subject to a weekly maximum payment amount. Payments for PPD may continue for up to 340 weeks.
Scheduled awards are paid in addition to total temporary disability benefits starting upon termination of the termination of the TTD benefits. Scheduled awards are not reduced because of receipt of TTD benefits.
Benefits may be available for serious and permanent disfigurement of the face, head, neck, or other areas normally exposed in employment.
Physical rehabilitation benefits are covered under medical services. Vocational rehabilitation benefits are available.
With certain constraints and filing deadlines, occupational hearing losses may be compensable.
Death benefits are payable to an employee’s surviving spouse, or spouse and children, based upon a percentage of the employee’s wages, subject to a cap. A burial allowance is available.
To discuss your case, as well as what actual benefits you may be entitled to, you should contact an experienced Greer, South Carolina workers’ compensation attorney.