Can my employer fire me for filing a workers’ compensation claim?

Can my employer fire me for filing a workers’ compensation claim?

No. A South Carolina employer is not allowed to fire you for filing a workers’ compensation claim. Even though South Carolina is a right to work state, South Carolina law specifically prohibits an employer from firing an employee in retaliation for filing a workers’ compensation claim.

Do I get money for pain and suffering for my workers’ compensation case?

Do I get money for pain and suffering for my workers’ compensation case?

The South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Act does not provide for pain and suffering as part of your workers’ compensation claim. The workers’ compensation system is a no fault system. That means it does not matter who is at fault for your injuries, you still get the statutory damages. So that the system works to get […]

Can I get Mileage for my Travel to and From the Doctor for my Workers’ Compensation Claim?

Can I get Mileage for my Travel to and From the Doctor for my Workers’ Compensation Claim?

If you are injured on the job in South Carolina, your employer is responsible for your mileage to and from the doctor and pharmacy if the trip is more than 10 miles round trip from your home. Sometimes if you need to see a specialist, the specialist can be out of town. You should be reimbursed for the round trip mileage at the rate allowed state employees for mileage. The following rates would apply depending on when you incurred the mileage:

What Happens if I’m Injured in a Single Car Accident?

What Happens if I’m Injured in a Single Car Accident?

What happens if you are injured in a single car accident? It depends on who was at fault in the accident. If the driver of the car is at fault (which is usually the case) the driver will not be able to collect any liability insurance coverage.