Workers' compensation pays for necessary medical treatment, loss of wages during the disability, and compensation for permanent disability or disfigurement.
If an injured employee is unable to work for more than seven days, the employee is eligible for payment of lost wages. This compensation is limited to two-thirds of the employee's weekly wage and limited to the current maximum weekly wage in South Carolina.
If the employee is out of work for more than 14 days, the employee is entitled to compensation from the day of the accident.
The award for total disability or death is limited by law to compensation for 500 weeks.
Have You Been Injured On The Job?
If you've been hurt at your job you can speak with a workers' compensation lawyer. Please contact us online or call our Charleston, South Carolina office directly at 843.488.2359 to schedule your consultation. We are also able to meet clients at our Conway, Myrtle Beach, Murrells Inlet, Mt. Pleasant, North Myrtle Beach or North Charleston office locations.