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Workers’ Compensation

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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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What is the Most Common Type of Occupational Disease?

An “occupational disease” is defined in South Carolina Code 42-11-10 as “a disease arising out of and in the course of employment that is due to hazards in excess of those ordinarily incident to employment and is peculiar to the occupation in which the employee is engaged.” That is, an occupational disease – also called an occupational illness – is not just an illness that leads to days away from work, but it’s a disease that is directly caused by an employee’s working conditions.  Most occupational diseases are covered by workers’ compensation in South Carolina, but it can be challenging to...

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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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