South Carolina Workers’ Compensation is a “no-fault” system
South Carolina workers’ compensation commissioners don’t take into consideration negligence or assess fault when determining whether or not you are entitled to compensation for your injury. Unless you intentionally hurt yourself, were injured because you were intoxicated, or are found guilty of fraud, you will likely get compensation. A professional workers’ compensation lawyer can help you with your case and pursue benefits.
You employer can’t fire you for filing a workers’ compensation claim
Many employees are hesitant to speak out about an injury they sustained at work because they fear losing their job. South Carolina law prevents employers from firing you in retaliation for your claim.
Your boss is not responsible for compensating you for your injury – your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance carrier or fund is
Some employees (especially those working for small businesses) worry about seeking compensation because they don’t want to cost their bosses thousands of dollars. Your employer’s insurance company (not your boss) is usually the one responsible for providing you with compensation for your injury.
If you have questions or concerns about your workers’ compensation claim, contact The Clardy Firm today.