With few exceptions, if you are injured on the job as an employee of another individual or entity, you are entitled to compensation. Under the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Law, you may be entitled to compensation for lost wages during your recovery, necessary medical expenses and any disability or disfigurement you have suffered. Workers who have lost the functionality of a body part may also be entitled to permanent disability benefits.
In workers’ compensation cases, you are not required to prove that your employer was negligent in order to recover compensation. Your own negligence does not bar recovery. The S.C. Workers’ Compensation Law also applies to occupational diseases contracted as a result of employment. Your rights to compensation may be waived or barred if you do not comply with time limitations for providing notice to your employer and filing your claim. If you’ve been injured while on the job, please contact us immediately.