Do all employers in South Carolina need to have workers’ compensation coverage for their employees?

Most – but not all – employers in South Carolina are required to have workers’ compensation insurance coverage for their employees.

The South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Act requires most employers who regularly employ four or more full-time or part-time workers to obtain workers’ compensation insurance.

People in many trades and professions work as independent contractors. However, many independent contractors are misclassified and should be considered employees eligible for workers’ compensation.

If you have been injured on the job and have any questions about your eligibility for workers’ compensation or the existence of coverage through your employer, please contact Harrison, White, Smith & Coggins for assistance.

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