Although many jobs do not involve danger or activities that would cause severe injury, work injuries happen and can be minor or major. If you are on the job and lose, or lose use of, a part of the body that leaves you permanently partially disabled, you will be compensated through the South Carolina Worker’s Compensation Commission.
Workers Compensation law does not provide for pain and suffering, but has placed values on almost every conceivable body part. Scheduled injuries include, but are not limited to injuries to the “fingers, toes, hand, arm, foot, leg, eye, vision, hearing, back, and certain disfigurements.”
Regulations under the South Carolina Worker’s Compensation Act not only cover injuries but actual losses resulting from an injury on the job. For example, loss of hearing or vision, or the amputation of a finger, toe, etc… is included under the act.
Psychological injuries are not listed as scheduled losses, but are still covered under Worker’s Compensation law.
If you are injured on the job, and need help with your worker’s compensation claim, please call Myrtle Beach lawyer Dirk Derrick of The Derrick Law Firm. With over 25 years experience in fighting for injured clients’ rights, Mr. Derrick will be sure to get the maximum recovery possible for your claim. 843-248-7486