What Benefits Can I Receive from Workers Compensation in South Carolina?
Watch this video by experienced South Carolina workers’ comp lawyer Matthew Breen to learn about workers’ compensation benefits and what types of compensation can be recovered if you’ve been injured on the job in South Carolina.
If you or someone you love was injured at work due to the carelessness, recklessness, or wrongful conduct of another, contact Lowcountry Law, LLC for a free consultation. We will fight to get you the compensation you deserve.
Were you injured on the job in South Carolina and have questions about what types of benefits you can receive for your injuries?
In South Carolina, a worker can receive a lot of different types of compensation. You can get all of your medical bills paid for by your employer’s insurance company. That can take a huge burden off of you because whenever you’re hurt, the last thing that you need to think about doing is paying your medical bills.
You can get temporary total disability checks, which are sixty-six and two-thirds percent of your average weekly wage. That is another huge benefit because obviously, if you broke your arm if you broke your leg, if your back is messed up, you can’t work, you need to be getting some sort of compensation.
Now, South Carolina law has said that, hey, you’re not working, so you’re not going to get your full wage, but you’re going to get sixty-six and two-thirds percent, which I can assure you is a lot better than nothing whenever you’re laid up and not able to work.
In addition to that, and usually, the largest part of your claim is any sort of permanent impairment that you have in your case, you will get compensated for that. There are regulations that say if it’s a back, it’s 300 weeks; if it’s an arm, it’s 195 weeks. And that gets calculated with your temporary total disability check multiplied by the amount of permanent impairment that you have.
It’s a complicated formula, and you need a lawyer like me to make sure that you get all of these benefits and you get the highest permanent impairment rating from your claim because even though you’re issued a certain permanent impairment rating, I can always get you a higher rating. So hire me to make sure you get the maximum for your claim.
If you or someone you love was injured at work due to someone else’s negligence, you may be able to recover compensation for your injuries. Schedule a free consultation with dedicated South Carolina workers’ compensation lawyer Matthew Breen and let his experience work for you.