South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Lawyers

If you’ve been injured on the job, let us do Right By You. We’ll simplify the process, eliminate the frustrations, and fight for fair compensation for any work-related injury. Call 888-HAWKLAW or talk to us using our live chat. We’re here to help.
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Who Qualifies for Workers’ Compensation in South Carolina?

While most South Carolina workers are covered by workman’s comp insurance, you may have to get your compensation through other methods if your employer doesn’t provide this coverage. Almost all employees in South Carolina should have workers’ compensation coverage, with only a few exceptions, such as:

  • Employees working for companies with four or less employees
  • Certain agricultural employees excepted from Farm Labor Laws
  • Railroad employees exempt from Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA)
  • Employees of companies with annual payrolls less than $3,000
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Why Choose HawkLaw’s Workers’ Compensation Attorneys

Most of us spend more of our lives at our jobs than anywhere else. We need safe and secure working environments so we can perform our jobs as exceptionally as possible. When an employer is responsible for unsafe working conditions that cause an accident, that employer must be held accountable.

That’s our philosophy at HawkLaw and that’s the personable approach you receive from our dedicated worker’s compensation lawyers. We’ll work hard to get you the fair and just compensation that you deserve. As a digital-first law firm, you can get your case initiated immediately so we can start fighting for you. Call 888-HAWKLAW today or use our live chat, and we’ll get to work right away!

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What’s Included in Your Workers’ Comp Benefits?

  • Medical Care

    • Doctor’s visit expenses
    • Hospital treatment expenses
    • Compensation for lost work time
    • Disability benefits*
  • Partial Disability

    • Salary for light work duties while slightly injured
    • Benefits are two-thirds of the difference between current wages on
    • restricted duties and weekly salary prior to injury


    • $1000 weekly prior to injury
    • $500 weekly on restrictions
    • $333.33 in temporary partial disability benefits
  • Total Disability

    • Unable to return to work
    • Eligible to receive two-thirds of weekly wage prior to injury
    • Payments eligible up to 500 weeks, in most cases
    • Paralysis or brain damage may pay out lifetime benefits
  • Death Benefits

    • Family member of deceased employee entitled to benefits
    • Reimbursement for burial expenses
    • Two-thirds of deceased loved one’s weekly salary up to 500 weeks

Our Workers’ Compensation Legal Process

1.Talk To Us

Call 888-HAWKLAW or talk to us using our live chat and we’ll get to work right away. You take care of you and we’ll take care of the rest.

2. Building Your Case

Following the first meeting, your dedicated personal injury lawyer will launch your case. We have an investigative team with years of experience identifying what happened, recreating the incident, and collecting any evidence that helps with your case. As a digital-first law firm, you’ll be able to check in on our findings and see how your case is progressing. 

3. Initial Negotiations

Once we have what we need to build a case for your claim, we will contact the insurance company or at-fault party and attempt to negotiate a fair and just compensation for your injuries. Our goal is to do Right By You and agree on a fair and just settlement for your damages, pain, and suffering. If an acceptable settlement can’t be reached, a HawkLaw trial lawyer will advise you about the option of going to court.

Common FAQ’s

  • What is the law for workers’ compensation?

    South Carolina law states that employers are legally obligated to provide a safe work environment for all of their employees. If an employee is injured on the job site, whether by accident or negligence, that employee is entitled to recover medical expenses, temporary total compensation for lost time, and permanent disability benefits in a worker’s compensation claim.  Check out our post on worker comp right in South Carolina.

  • How to fight a workers’ compensation claim?

    If you sustain an injury on the job site, immediately report your injury to your direct supervisor and promptly seek medical attention. Depending on the severity of the injury, you can file a claim immediately after the incident occurs, or you can wait until you’ve been administered medical treatment so that you can properly include the costs for those treatments in your claim. You can also speak to a personal injury attorney about your best option to move forward, as well as if your employer or insurer refuses to provide compensation for your injuries.

  • What is considered a workers’ compensation injury?

    Any kind of physical injury, viral disease, or an emotional/psychological trauma that’s incurred at your place of employment is classified as a worker’s compensation injury. If any harm is done to your well-being, or actions occur that make you feel, in any way, unsafe at your place of employment, you can hire an experienced worker’s compensation lawyer to help you submit a formal claim.

  • Where does HawkLaw practice?

    HawkLaw, P.A. has work comp lawyers in Charleston, Columbia, Greenville, and Spartanburg.

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