Workers’ compensation is a state-run program that guarantees compensation to an employee injured or made ill on the job, regardless of fault.
The workers’ comp system was developed to benefit both employee and employer. It removes the need for lawsuits and counter suits, which are often expensive, stressful, and time-consuming. Employees get the essential compensation they need to recover from their illness or injury, and employers don’t have to spend resources fighting lawsuits.
Every state has a workers’ comp program. In South Carolina, the program is administered by the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commission (here).
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