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Does SC Workers’ Compensation Pay for Vocational Rehabilitation

Friday, February 9th, 2018

Does SC Workers’ Compensation Pay for Vocational Rehabilitation?   South Carolina’s no-fault workers’ compensation system helps thousands of people get the medical care they need and continue paying their bills while they recover from workplace injuries. Ideally, workers return to their old jobs as soon as they are able. But, sometimes a workplace injury leaves a worker unable to return to the same job. For example, a severe repetitive motion injury could leave a factory worker unable to perform the … Read more

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Delay Can Result in Denial of SC Workers’ Compensation Benefits

Friday, January 26th, 2018

Delay Can Result in Denial of SC Workers’ Compensation Benefits If you get hurt on the job in South Carolina, there’s a good chance you are eligible for workers’ compensation benefits – and every employer with four or more employees is required to provide workers compensation insurance. The state doesn’t even care whose fault it was – if your injury is the result of your own mistake or negligence, you can still file a claim. But, that doesn’t mean you … Read more

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Workers’ Compensation, Opioids, and Medical Marijuana in SC

Thursday, January 18th, 2018

Workers’ Compensation, Opioids, and Medical Marijuana in SC Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve heard about the opioid crisis. Millions of Americans have been prescribed pain medications – often long-term – despite a lack of evidence that they are an effective treatment for chronic pain. As a consequence, thousands of these patients have become addicted and many have died of overdoses. Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen has suggested that opioid addiction may be partly to blame for an … Read more

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Job Related Injuries

Thursday, August 25th, 2016

Job Related Injuries & Workers Compensation Cases If you have been hurt on the job and suffered Job Related Injuries , you may be entitled to receive compensation in the form of workers’ compensation benefits. Such compensation can be awarded to employees to relieve the financial stress of injury-related costs such as medical expenses, rehabilitation, and disability. Workers’ compensation claims may be filed for the following types of injuries. Injury by Accident An “injury by accident” is an unanticipated injury which … Read more

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Worker’s Comp – Who is Covered?

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

Workers Compensation Coverage Who is covered under Myrtle Beach Worker’s Compensation Law?   Cases can be denied because of workers compensation coverage issues.  Every South Carolina employer and employee is presumed to be covered by the South Carolina Worker’s Compensation Act, with a few exceptions:     Railroad companies and employees     “casual” employees     Federal employees in South Carolina     Business with less than 4 employees     Agricultural Employees     Independent Contractors     Certain Real Estate Salespersons Employers are required … Read more

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Workers Compensation benefits – What are my benefits?

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

Workers Compensation What are my workers compensation benefits ? Myrtle Beach workers compensation benefits An employee may expect workers compensation benefits for personal injury or death by accident arising out of and in the course of his or her employment, regardless of who is at fault.  The only exceptions are: when the employee is injured as a result of his own intoxication, horseplay, or when the employee is acting as the aggressor during an altercation.   Workers Compensation pays for: necessary … Read more

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Worker’s Comp – Occupational Disease

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

Occupational Disease Worker’s Compensation Occupational Disease Lawyers in Myrtle Beach, SC Occupational Disease may trigger workers compensation benefits.  In Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and the rest of the State, the disability or death of an employee resulting from an occupational disease is treated as an injury by accident. A disease may be recognized as an occupational disease only if it is caused by a hazard recognized as peculiar to a particular trade, process, occupation, or employment as a direct result … Read more

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Why Do We Have the South Carolina Workers Compensation System?

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

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 … Read more

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