Workers Compensation (Workers Comp)
South Carolina Workers’ Compensation law is a system of state-mandated insurance programs that provides for medical care and financial benefits to injured workers who are injured on the job while performing services for their employer at a time and place designated by the employer. These benefits even apply to injured workers who are injured as a result of their own negligence or fault. These laws also provide benefits for dependents of those workers who are killed because of work-related accidents or illnesses. Generally, employers who employ 4 or more employees in the state of South Carolina must provide workers’ compensation coverage for injured employees.
If you are injured at work, it is important that you notify your supervisor immediately. Under South Carolina law, it is your employer’s responsibility to provide you with medical treatment. As an injured worker, you should ask your employer where they would like you to be treated. When you are treated, make sure you tell the doctor that you were injured on the job, give the doctor a complete list of the body parts affected, and explain how you were injured. These are just a few of the initial issues that injured workers must navigate when injured on the job. Though these steps appear simple, the process of getting proper compensation is often not. With over 40 years of combined experience, the attorneys at Cummings & Lewis, LLC are experienced in handling Workers’ Compensation cases and the intricate issues that these cases present. Remember, we don’t get paid unless you get paid. Don’t delay, contact us today.