What Benefits Are Available to Injured Workers?
There are two requirements for coverage under the South Carolina Workers' Compensation system: that your employer has more than four employees, and that you were hurt on the job or while you were doing your job (in the course and scope of your employment).
As an injured worker in South Carolina, you may be entitled to:
- Free medical care and prescription drugs
- Temporary Total Disability (TTD) benefits while you are too injured to work
- A lump sum settlement at the end of your case for any percentage of disability that remains after you reach Maximum Medical Improvement (MMI)
If you have received a settlement offer from your employer's workers' compensation insurance carrier, you should consult an attorney before you accept it. Insurance companies want to pay you as little as possible — and may try to avoid paying you anything at all.