Sometimes in a workers’ compensation case it can seem like everyone is speaking a special language that only they know. The South Carolina workers’ compensation system is form driven, meaning that most everything that is filed with the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commission is done by way of a special form.
Yes. If you have to miss work because of an injury you received in a car accident, we include those as damages for the accident to the at fault driver’s insurance company. To make a good case for lost wages you have to prove a few things first.
What if the doctor releases me to light duty? You must accept light work if it is offered. If you do not accept the offered light duty, your employer may stop all compensation as long as you refuse to return to work.
You are entitled to compensation at the rate of 66 2/3 percent of your average weekly wage based on the four quarters prior to your injury, not including the quarter in which you were injured, but no more than the maximum average weekly wage determined each year by the South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce. What does this mean?
The concept of “maximum medical improvement” is one of the most important concepts in South Carolina workers’ compensation claims. The South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Act requires
Underinsured motorist coverage is sometimes referred to as UIM. When another driver causes an accident where you are injured, their liability insurance must pay for your damages.
Many people think that if they have a pre-existing condition, they will not be able to recover for a work injury to the same body part.
The short answer- probably not. Pursuant to the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Act, your employer and their insurance company get to pick the doctor that treats you for your work- related injury. This is a trade off.
Medical Payments Coverage (Med Pay) also called Personal Injury Protection (PIP) coverage is a type of optional insurance that you can choose to carry along with your automobile insurance.
Many people think that if they fall in a store, the store is automatically liable for any injuries. The truth is that in South Carolina the law works in the store’s favor. If you slip and fall on a foreign substance, such as water, you must prove one of three things :