Category Archives: Workers’ Compensation

Workers’ Compensation: what is the ‘compensation rate,’ and why is it important?

The South Carolina workers’ compensation system is set up in a way that benefits are paid by the week.  This is true when a worker is injured and has to miss seven or more consecutive days and receives weekly checks,… Read Full Article »

Can an employee file a workers’ compensation claim for COVID?

The direct answer to this question is “yes.”  In fact, there have already been numerous COVID-related claims filed in South Carolina.  It appears some claims under workers’ compensation which may have already been accepted by workers’ compensation carriers.  However, as… Read Full Article »

Injured at work

Concerns Regarding Future Medical Needs from a Work Injury

Most of the time, when someone suffers an injury, they get medical treatment and recover without any further need for doctor’s visits, therapy or medication. Unfortunately, this is not always true, as there are many injuries that require ongoing medical… Read Full Article »

Injured at work

Can an injured worker recover in Tort and Workers’ Compensation?

n some circumstances, a worker who applies for workers’ compensation benefits under the Workers’ Compensation Act may also be able to pursue a separate case under what is known as a third-party case. If a worker is injured in the course of his employment by someone other than his employer, the worker may sue the negligent individual or entity in what is known as a third party case. Continue reading

Workers’ compensation: what it is…and what it isn’t

Workers’ compensation is often misunderstood in terms of what it is designed to do as it relates to injured employees and their employers.  First and foremost, workers’ compensation is designed to provide timely medical treatment to workers injured within the… Read Full Article »