If you are hurt on the job, you are entitled to workers' compensation benefits. These benefits should continue until you reach a certain set of circumstances.
Once the doctor releases you and you are able to return to work, with or without restrictions, you should receive two copies of Form 15 with Section II completed within 150 days of notification of the accident. This will indicate that workers' compensation has been stopped and for what reasons.
If the insurance carrier stops your benefits in violation of the law, a hearing will be requested and back pay can be awarded.
Workers' Compensation can be a challenging institution to deal with and you may need a Personal Injury Lawyer to get you the benefits you are entitled to and need in the event you are hurt on the job.
Myrtle Beach Workers' Comp Attorney Dirk Derrick has over 29 years of experience in personal injury law and was voted Best Attorney by the readers of the Horry Independent and Myrtle Beach Herald. The Derrick Law Firm will work to get you the full value of your case.
The Derrick Law Firm serves the state of South Carolina and has office locations in Myrtle Beach, Conway, North Myrtle Beach, Charleston, North Charleston, and Mt. Pleasant.