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Why Do We Have the South Carolina Workers Compensation System?

South Carolina Workers Compensation System

Myrtle Beach Worker’s Compensation Lawyers

The South Carolina Workers Compensation System handles your on the job injury claim.  South Carolina created an administrative agency to handle on the job injuries in 1935.  Before the South Carolina Worker’s Compensation Commission was formed, employees could only get compensation by traditional legal methods.  This meant civil suits in the court system.  The employee had to prove their injury occurred because of the negligence of the employer.  This was bad for employees because the burden of proof was on them. An employee would have to wait while his case proceeded in Court.  This meant a long time without compensation.   This was also bad for employers because of the possibility of huge verdicts.

The South Carolina Worker’s Compensation Commission now exclusively handles all accidents that occur on the job.  The Act provides the exclusive remedy for on the job injuries in South Carolina.  The Act has had several amendments through the years.  The Act and its regulations govern the South Carolina  workers compensation system.  Case Law also will determine certain aspects of your claim.

The Lovely Law Firm handles Worker’s Compensation issues in the Myrtle Beach, SC and Conway, SC areas.  If you have been hurt on the job call the injury attorneys at 843-839-4111 to discuss your job injury claim.