South Carolina Workers’ Compensation System Overview
Experienced & Knowledgeable Charleston Workers’ Compensation Attorney
Traywick Law Offices represents clients in South Carolina workers’ compensation claims. We understand that these cases can be complicated. Attorney David Traywick is aggressive, understanding, and knowledgeable. We understand the laws that impact injured workers in our state. This page provides a brief overview of the South Carolina workers’ compensation system.
If you have questions, or if you would like to schedule a free case consultation with our attorney, call Traywick Law Offices any time at (843) 343-5092.
What Is the Purpose of Workers’ Compensation Insurance?
South Carolina founded what was then called the Industrial Commission in 1935. The Workers’ Compensation Act provides benefits to workers hurt in on-the-job accidents.
Workers’ compensation insurance ensures that injured workers have access to workers’ compensation for wages and medical costs while protecting employers from lawsuits. Employers are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance when they have a business with a certain number of employees. They pay premiums and then workers can make claims through the insurance company to obtain benefits.
Benefits covered by the Workers’ Compensation Act include:
- Temporary benefits
- Permanent disability
- Death benefits
What Do I Do After an Injury On the Job?
It’s important to report your injury promptly to your employer or manager. You can also receive legal advice from an attorney as you move forward. Your employer has the right to choose your doctor. This is often a method used to contain costs by employers. You should know your rights. If your claim was denied, Traywick Law Offices can advise you. You have the right to appeal a denial, and our team can help you do so successfully.
For more information, or to begin working on your case with a free case evaluation from a trusted South Carolina workers’ comp law firm with a history of winning, call Traywick Law Offices at (843) 343-5092 now.