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Author: Mitchell Byrd

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Return-to-Work Programs: What Injured Employees Should Know

One of the primary goals of workers’ compensation in South Carolina is to help an injured or ill employee heal so they can get back to work as soon as they’re able. To facilitate this, many employers have so-called “return-to-work” programs. Here’s what you should know about return-to-work programs in South Carolina, plus special considerations if you’re receiving workers’ comp benefits....

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Calculating Workers’ Compensation Benefits: What You’re Entitled To

What benefits are you entitled to under South Carolina’s workers’ compensation program? Depending on the nature and severity of the illness or injury, South Carolina workers are entitled to certain types of compensation that are paid out at a rate pre-determined by law. That means South Carolina workers can reasonably know what to expect if they experience a workplace-related injury or illness....

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How to Report a Workplace Injury

If you’re injured on the job in South Carolina and you’re covered under workers’ compensation, it’s vital to report your workplace injury in a timely manner in order to get the compensation you’re entitled to under the law. Here’s how to report a workplace injury in South Carolina, plus how long you have to report an injury....

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How Long Do You Have to Report a Workplace Injury?

In order to be eligible to receive workers’ compensation for a workplace injury, you must report your injury in a timely manner. Different states have different requirements for how long an employee has to report an injury sustained on the job. In South Carolina, you have 90 days from the date of injury in which to report your workplace injury. Failing to do so could mean losing out on benefits and compensation you’re entitled to under the law....

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What is Considered a Workers’ Compensation Injury?

You were injured on the job, but it was your fault – is that covered under workers’ comp? You were driving as part of your job and were injured in a car accident – is that covered under workers’ comp? You were injured at the workplace while roughhousing with a coworker – is that covered under workers’ comp? Knowing whether your injury is covered under South Carolina’s workers’ compensation program can seem tricky. Here’s some ways to tell if your work-related injury could be covered. ...

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