In South Carolina, an employee may receive compensation for personal injury or death by an accident arising out of, and in the course of, his or her employment. Where a claim is successfully filed, workers’ compensation can cover necessary medical treatment, loss of wages during a period of disability, and compensation for permanent disability or disfigurement. However, the injured employee must prove his or her injuries to all the parties and authorities involved throughout the claims process.
An employee may file an application for a hearing before a workers’ compensation commissioner if the employer does not report the accident, if the employer denies that the injury was sustained in the course and scope of employment, or if the employee believes that he or she did not receive all of the available benefits. The decision of the hearing commissioner may be appealed to the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commission for review. A panel of either three or six commissioners, excluding the original hearing commissioner, will consider the appeal. Furthermore, the decision of the appellate panel may be appealed to the State Appellate Courts.
The law firm of Jordan Law Firm has provided numerous South Carolina workers with start-to-finish counsel and representation before the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commission, from initial claims filing to a commissioner’s hearing and through the complete appeals process. The workers’ compensation attorneys at Jordan Law Firm are dedicated, determined, and tireless in regard to their clients’ rights and interests. Unwavering zeal for justice and an absolute loyalty to the client’s interests are the hallmarks of the Jordan Law Firm attorneys’ legal representation.
Our legal team consists of skilled professionals who are trained to be able to walk you through the whole process of submitting a workers’ compensation claim so that you will be able to get all of what you are entitled to under South Carolina law.
If you are suffering from a job-related accident, occupational disease, repetitive motion disorders (RMDs), or repetitive strain injuries (RSIs), you should probably invest some time to review your situation with an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer.
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