Workers’ compensation is an insurance program that guarantees payment of medical benefits and a portion of weekly earnings to employees who are injured while working. Workers’ compensation is a no-fault insurance system. It does not matter whether you were responsible for the accident that caused your injuries. If you were hurt on the job, and there is an insurance policy then you are covered.
What if there is no insurance coverage? Under the law for the State of South Carolina, you can still receive compensation for your work related injury from a State Fund.
Every employer in South Carolina that has four or more employees is required to provide workers’ compensation insurance for its workers.
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Third Party Claims
If someone other than your employer or co-workers caused your injuries, you may be able to recover financial compensation from that third party by filing a personal injury lawsuit. These so-called third party claims are generally more financially beneficial to injury victims. Third party claims allow injured people to recover compensation for pain and suffering as well as for medical expenses and lost wages. Workers’ compensation does not compensate injured workers for pain and suffering caused by an injury.
At Morris Law, LLC, Attorney, Jeffrey Morris and his team help clients obtain all the benefits they are entitled to receive under South Carolina’s workers’ compensation laws. We also carefully analyze the circumstances of their workplace injury to determine whether we can file a third-party claim against someone other than the employer.
From our offices in Surfside Beach South Carolina, we help injured employees from all over South Carolina.
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We serve clients throughout South Carolina; including Myrtle Beach, Surfside Beach, Garden City, Murrells Inlet, Aynor, Conway, Georgetown, Andrews, Florence, Darlington, and all of Georgetown and Horry Counties.