South Carolina Legislators Pass Workers Compensation Bill

Posted on Feb 17, 2010
On Tuesday, House of the South Carolina legislature approved a bill from the Senate that would revise workers' compensation coverage for firefighters. Firefighters covered under the South Carolina Workers' Compensation law regarding heart and respiratory disease. Firefighters suffering related injury or illness relating to these disease will now covered if the injuries or illnesses are considered to have risen in of or out of employment as a firefighter. This is decided if the firefighter successfully passed a physical examination in the last two years. 

The bill, now that it has been approved by both Houses of the legislature, has been sent for ratification. The South Carolina House Representatives will take a furlough for the next week and will not be in session.