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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 Occupational Disease? 

The South Carolina workers’ compensation program doesn’t just cover acute injuries like a strained back or broken ankle. It also compensates workers for covered occupational disease, which is a disease that arises directly out of an employee’s working conditions. Let’s look at exactly what occupational disease is and what it’s not, including some examples of occupational diseases....

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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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How to file for Workers Compensation benefits in South Carolina

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If you’re covered under workers’ compensation in South Carolina and you sustain an injury on the job, you’re entitled to benefits to help cover and compensate for medical bills, lost wages, disability, and more. But if you’ve been injured on the job, how do you file a claim for workers’ compensation benefits in South Carolina? What’s the process? Read on to find out how to get the benefits you’re entitled to....

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What’s Included in Your Workers’ Comp Benefits?

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If you’re injured in an accident or develop a repetitive injury or occupational disease during the course of work, you’re entitled to workers’ compensation benefits in South Carolina. Depending on the nature of your injury or illness, you are entitled to different types of compensation under the law. Here’s a list of the benefits you may have a right to under workers’ comp....

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Questions to ask your workers’ compensation attorney

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You need help with a workers’ compensation claim in South Carolina and are looking for an experienced, effective workers’ comp attorney to handle your case. But how do you find the right attorney for you? Below is a list of questions you may want to ask before retaining an attorney on your case. Most law firms offer free, no-obligation consultations, which is the perfect opportunity to ask these questions and gather information before you make a decision....

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How to find a good workers’ compensation lawyer

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If you have to deal with a workers’ compensation claim, there’s no doubt that an experienced and effective attorney can help you with your case, particularly in cases with severe injury, permanent disability, or occupational disease. They can make sure you’re getting the compensation you’re entitled to under the law, help when claims are denied, give advice on what to do, and more. But how do you find a good workers’ compensation lawyer to help you? Read on to find out....

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