Workers Compensation

What Does MMI Mean in the Context of Workers’ Compensation?

Medical terms used under workers’ comp can be confusing, and one of these is MMI. This medical abbreviation stands for maximum medical improvement. It is an important term because it is one of the most hotly contested features of a workers’ compensation claim. Being accorded this status means the injured person may face unpaid medical problems associated with their accident in the future.

Seeking Medical Treatment After a Work-Related Injury

After you’ve been hurt at work, there are steps you must take to receive workers’ compensation. One of the biggest is being seen by a medical professional. It is important that you receive the medical care you need. However, it is not just a matter of going to a medical facility or seeing your doctor and then asking for workers’ comp. You need to follow certain rules. Let’s look at the proper protocol to ensure you will receive the maximum benefits.

What Are Common Work Injuries in South Carolina?

Work injuries are those that occur in the workplace during the course of employment. The injuries vary, depending on the type of job, from mild to severe. In most cases of workplace injury, the employment site is dangerous and unsafe. Examples of dangers seen in the workplace are defective equipment or non-contained hazardous chemicals. In addition, repetitive motions during the workday or heavy lifting can result in work injuries.

When Should I Retain a Workers’ Compensation Attorney?

The best way to ensure that your workers’ compensation claim is successful is to retain an attorney as soon as the injury happens. Let’s face it, you will be busy seeing a doctor or being treated at the emergency room and dealing with all sorts of issues. While you still need to notify your employer as soon as possible, an attorney can do everything else. In addition, this will give you the protection you need when navigating a process that can become complicated. 

South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Benefits

In South Carolina, any employer with four or more employees has to provide workers’ compensation benefits if they become injured while on the job with some exceptions. It is provided either through private insurance companies or the state through their assigned risk program. To ensure that your employer carries this coverage, workers can check to see if they are covered in the event of an accident injury at wccv.com. If you do happen to suffer a work injury, knowing what you are entitled to receive as benefits is helpful, and if you have a problem or aren’t receiving what you think you should, Morris Law is here to help.

What Are Workers’ Compensation Injuries? 

Workers’ compensation covers injuries that occur within ‌one’s employment. No worker is entirely immune to the risk of a work-related injury. Private employers reported 2.8 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). There were 5,250 workplace fatalities that year as well.

Workers’ Compensation Injury on the Job

If you are injured on the job, you most likely are covered by workers’ compensation. This state-mandated insurance gives workers the protection they need when an injury happens, including wage recovery, medical coverage and other benefits. However, there are some injuries that are not covered. As a worker, it is beneficial to know what injuries workers’ compensation covers.

Top Mistakes When Filing a Workers’ Comp Case

We all make mistakes, but when it occurs while filing a workers’ comp case, chances are your claim will be denied. If you are new to the field of workers’ compensation, it is easy to make these top mistakes. When that happens, an appeal can be filed, but that takes more time and energy than you might not have when your family is depending on you. Let’s review the top mistakes people make and how they can easily be corrected.

Professional Cleaners and Occupational Illnesses in Workers’ Comp

When we think of workers’ compensation, most people envision a serious accident on the job that causes significant injury, not an occupational illness. Although catastrophic accidents are given a great deal of fanfare, there are other things that can bring a worker down, depending on the type of work that is done. For professional cleaners, occupational illness takes the forefront. Let’s examine the array of occupational illnesses faced by professional cleaners and how workers’ compensation can be applied.