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How Does Workers Comp Work in South Carolina?

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One moment, you’re working on a South Carolina work site, and everything is going smoothly. The next, you’ve fallen, collided with another vehicle, or been injured by heavy machinery. Now, you’re injured, and you need to know what comes next.

You may have heard about your employer offering work comp benefits, but how does workers comp work in South Carolina? Understanding the rules can help you get the full compensation you deserve, so seek out help from a lawyer from HawkLaw, PA. Our attorneys can guide you through the workers compensation process and help you fight back when your claim is denied.

Eligibility for Workers’ Compensation

First, you’ll need to know whether workers compensation is an option for you. Many South Carolina workers must find other options for work accident recovery, so you’ll need to know what to expect before your claim is filed.

Fortunately, most South Carolina workers are covered by their workers comp insurance. If an employer hires four or more employees, they’re typically required to carry this compensation. However, there are exceptions to this rule. If you’re one of the following types of employees, you may need to speak to your attorney about your options for compensation:

  • Agricultural workers
  • Some textile workers
  • Railway company employees
  • Certain real estate agents
  • Members of LLC companies

Benefits for South Carolina Workers

Once you’ve determined whether you can seek workers comp, you’ll need to know what your coverage can do for you. Fortunately, South Carolina workers may take advantage of several benefits that can help ease the difficulties of recovery.

For example, you shouldn’t have to worry about your medical bills. All reasonable care related to your recovery should be covered under your workers comp benefits.

You may also receive compensation through disability benefits. This benefit pays out a certain percentage of your wages, depending on the type of injury and the length of time you’ll be unable to work. Your disability benefits should provide you with some of the weekly wages you originally earned to help you meet your living expenses.

Injured at Work? Find Out How We Can Help

When you’re injured in a work accident, you need to know what you can expect from your claim and how a lawyer from HawkLaw, PA can help. Unfortunately, it’s easy to make a mistake leading to a denial. Your South Carolina work comp lawyer can step in here, too, to help you get the full benefits you deserve.

So, how does workers comp work in South Carolina? You’ll need to seek out an attorney who can answer both your broad questions about workers comp and the details you’ll need to know about your claim.

Ready to begin? Reach out to your attorney today for help fighting for your workers comp benefits. Begin by calling 1-888-HAWK-LAW (429-5529) or by filling out the online form below.

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