The South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Act is a law enacted to protect and compensate workers who suffer from a work-related injury. In South Carolina, the law allows workers to seek monetary awards for an injury or occupational disease that arises out of and in the course of employment.
To be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits, you must have been injured while working within the scope and course of your employment. All injuries do not require an “accident.” Some are caused by repetitive motion, such as carpal tunnel syndrome.
If you are injured on the job, you should report the injury to your supervisor immediately. The workers’ compensation laws require that you report your injury within 90 days from the date of the injury.
When reporting the injury, you should note the time, place of injury, how you were injured, the injuries received, and names of witnesses. You should also keep a copy of this information. To receive benefits, your claim must be filed with the S.C. Workers’ Compensation Commission within two years from the date of injury.
Benefits are provided to you through the insurance carrier for your employer. You may be entitled to the following benefits:
There are several things we must know todetermine if you have a worker’s compensationcase:
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