Workers Compensation

Accidents happen on the job every day across the U.S., including right here in South Carolina. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, private-industry employers reported approximately 2.9 million non-fatal workplace injuries and illnesses last year alone. Injured employees are sometimes reluctant to file workers’ compensation claims due to…

What Is a Workers’ Compensation Commissioner?

In South Carolina, all disputes about work-related injuries are heard by the state Workers’ Compensation Commission. Seven commissioners, appointed by the Governor and approved by the Senate, serve six-year terms and are responsible for enforcing South Carolina workers’ compensation laws to resolve disagreements between injured employees and their employers. A…

What is Workers’ Compensation and How Can it Benefit You?

South Carolina’s workers’ compensation laws originally were passed by the South Carolina Assembly in the mid-1930’s. These laws, commonly referred to as the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Act (the Act) were designed to provide workers injured in the course of their employment ready access to medical care, as well as…

10 Facts You May Not Know About Workers’ Compensation

The South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Act determines how people who are hurt at work, or who develop a work-related illness, are compensated. Workers’ comp is very different from other areas of the law. It has its own set of statutes and regulations which govern the benefits to which an injured…