About South Carolina Workers' Compensation Benefits - Find Out If You May Qualify
In South Carolina, workers' compensation provides for payment of medical expenses, potential future medical expenses and lost wages for time missed at work. At Twenge + Twombley, our Beaufort, SC work injury lawyers know the process can be confusing. Many injured employees don't understand how and why disability percentages are calculated by the doctor, independent medical examiners, and the South Carolina Workers' Compensation Board. We hope the information below can help as you consider your next step after your workplace injury. Call 866-452-6315 if you have any questions. Your consultation is free, and there is no obligation when you talk to our attorneys.
Types of workers' comp benefits available to South Carolina workers include the following:
- Temporary Partial Disability - Workers who suffer a temporary injury to one or more body parts, but can still work at a reduced level, may be entitled to disability benefits under the South Carolina workers' compensation system. Since the condition is temporary, compensation for the injured employee is based on the difference between earning levels.
- Temporary Total Disability - Employees who are temporarily unable to perform job-related tasks due to their injuries, but are expected to make a full and timely recovery, are eligible to collect a percentage of their weekly wages throughout the duration of their injury.
- Permanent Partial Disability - Injured workers who suffer permanent injury to a body part can be paid a percentage of disability to the affected body part. This is calculated after doctors determine the percentage of impairment. The South Carolina Workers' Compensation Commission factors age, education level and past work experience in determining the percentage of disability.
- Permanent Total Disability - Injured workers who are unable to return to work due to injury or illness, or unable to work in other occupations for which their training, experience or education permits, are eligible for benefits. Examples of permanently disabling injuries include loss of eyes, arms, legs, or absence from work for six months due to accident or illness.
You can count on our Beaufort, SC workers' comp attorneys
Residents of South Carolina know they can rely on the experienced legal team at Twenge + Twombley to work tirelessly for them every step of the way. We're proud of our reputation as a small firm that delivers big results. Our lawyers handle each workers' compensation case personally. We take the time to get to know each of our clients.
Discover the difference our Beaufort, SC workers' compensation lawyers can make. Call 866-452-6315 or fill out our online contact form today to schedule a free case consultation. We serve clients in Beaufort, Bluffton, Hilton Head Island and other communities throughout South Carolina's Lowcountry.
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