Workers’ Compensation Attorney
Harris & Graves, P.A.
Workers Compensation, Accident Lawyer, Truck Accident Attorney
If you have been injured while at work in South Carolina, contact the experienced workers compensation attorneys at the law offices of Harris & Graves, P.A. for a free case evaluation.
If someone is injured on the job, he or she is entitled to benefits, regardless of fault. All employers in South Carolina are required to provide workers’ compensation coverage if they have four or more employees. When it is determined an employee has been injured on the job, he/she is primarily entitled to three things:
1) Payment of two-thirds of average weekly wages. There is a seven day waiting period, but if the employee is out under doctor’s orders for over two weeks, temporary benefits through workers’ compensation are paid back to the first day work was missed.
2) Payment of medical expenses. However, since the workers’ compensation insurance carrier has to pay for the medical care, the carrier has the right to authorize who provides the care. If the injured worker wishes to see his own doctor, the carrier will not necessarily have to pay for this treatment.
3) Compensation for the extent of the disability, if the employee is left with a permanent disability. This award is based on several factors, including the part of the body injured and the average amount of money the employee was earning on a weekly basis before the injury.
Every South Carolina workers’ comp claim is different. If you have questions about your legal rights, it is imperative that you contact the workers’ compensation lawyers at Harris & Graves.
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