What Is The South Carolina Workers Compensation Program?
As a state citizen, you’re entitled to the South Carolina Workers Compensation program if you suffer an on-the-job injury. Your employer or insurance carrier is required to compensate you while you’re recovering from a work accident. Here’s some information in case you ever have to file a claim.
South Carolina’s Worker Compensation Program
South Carolina runs a state workers compensation program. If you are hurt at work, either you or your employer can file a claim. If your employer refuses to file for you, don’t delay – file for yourself as soon as you can. You have to file no later than 90 days from the date of your injury. The sooner you file, the sooner you can receive the compensation and medical services necessary to get you back on your feet.
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How Do I File For South Carolina Workers Compensation Myself?
If your employer refuses to file for you, take action on your behalf. You must file one of two forms listed here, and when filing for yourself, be sure to check box 13a on either form.
If you aren’t sure about filling out the form, the Anastopoulo Law Firm is ready to assist you in filing your workers compensation claim.
What Else Do I Need To Know About Workers Compensation In South Carolina?
While there is quite a bit to understand about the workers compensation process, here are some highlights listed below. The Anastopoulo Law Firm can answer all of your questions about filing your claim to ensure you receive all the compensation you’re legally entitled to.
From the South Carolina Workers Compensation Commission:
- In order to get the necessary medical treatment to help you recover, you must use the doctor that either your employer or insurance company assigns.
- You will get 66 ⅔% of your average weekly salary.
- Your benefits cease when your appointed doctor releases you back to work, either with or without restrictions.
- If you receive an impairment rating, you will have to attend an informal hearing with your insurance carrier.
- You will be reimbursed for travel expenses only if the assigned doctor is more than ten miles (round trip) from your residence.
- You may or may not get a second doctor’s opinion regarding your workplace injury only if your insurance carrier approves the second opinion doctor.
There is much more to the South Carolina workers compensation program than what is listed here. In order to get all the compensation and medical care you are entitled to, call the Anastopoulo Law firm at 800-777-777 today and learn more about how our experts will fight for everything you deserve.
If you are currently mired in a battle with your employer due to your workplace injury, learn more about our expertise in getting you the workers’ compensation you deserve.
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