When a worker becomes sick due to work-related activities or is injured on the job, workers’ compensation provides coverage for medical expenses and lost wages. In South Carolina, employers with a minimum of four employees must have workers’ comp insurance. It helps protect the workers and their families when they are unable to work. By doing this, both the company that hires the employee and the worker are protected.
While filing for worker’s compensation is common, not every claim is successful. In such cases, the claimant must appeal the decision made by the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commission. The injured or sick worker can also appeal the commission’s final decision concerning the claimant’s benefits in the initial filing. Succeeding when filing an appeal can make it possible to care for oneself and loved ones while being unable to work. Having an experienced workers’ comp attorney by your side improves your chance of succeeding. Let’s look at the appellate process in South Carolina, what steps you need to take and how a workers’ comp lawyer can help.
We all know that workers’ compensation pays for injuries that occur on the job. But what about diseases that are job-related? The answer is yes, workers’ compensation will pay a worker if they develop an occupational disease or their family if the employee died due to work-related illness. This provides a measure of financial security if the worker cannot perform their work or must leave the workforce entirely due to an occupational disease.
Workplace injuries and illnesses in South Carolina mean that the sufferer can claim workers’ compensation. The risk of injury or illness depends on where the employee is working, in what type of job and the safety precautions the company takes to protect its workers. Workers’ compensation allows an injured employee to draw benefits, which helps support them and their family. Below, we will explore the most common injuries suffered in the workplace.
People that work at a corporate office might not have to worry about safety hazards in a way that a person that works in a factory has to. When an employee is injured on the job, their entire lives can be negatively affected inside and outside of work. But there is a risk, nonetheless. Sitting at a desk 8 hours a day, 5 days a week, can cause lifelong back problems, just like an upright tire rolling down a conveyor belt and striking an individual from behind would.
The National Trial Lawyers is pleased to announce that Jeffrey Morris of Morris Law LLC in Surfside Beach has been re-selected as a Top 40 Under 40 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyer in SC after his first year as an exceptionally respected member. This honor has been given to Mr. Morris for his superior skills and qualifications in the legal field. Membership in this exclusive organization is by invitation only and is limited to the top 40 attorneys in each state or region who have demonstrated excellence and have achieved outstanding results in their careers in either civil plaintiff or criminal defense law.
Morris Law Injury Lawyers is excited to announce the hiring of Lee Willard for the Midlands region. Lee brings auto accident litigation experience from a large law firm in the State where he handled wrongful death, serious injury litigation, slip and fall, trip and fall, and workers’ compensation claims. In the last five years, Attorney Willard has settled hundreds of cases for gross settlements of more than $20,000,000. Having grown up and lived in the Midlands region of South Carolina, Lee looks forward to serving his fellow community.
Sometimes in life, unfortunate things happen that affect your physical well-being. Whether it is from an illness or an injury, events that bring bodily harm can cost you physically and financially. When it comes to the law dealing with injuries caused by unintended occurrences such as vehicular collisions, trip and stumble incidents, or using faulty …
Workers’ compensation – often referred to as workers’ comp – is an insurance policy that provides coverage for employees who are injured or contract an illness on the job. It helps cover an employee’s medical costs, lost wages, and other related expenses while preventing legal action against the employer.