Frequently Asked Questions

How does workers’ compensation work in South Carolina?

An employee may have a workers’ compensation claim if they suffer an on-the-job injury or illness. The employee must notify their employer immediately of the accident. Unless the worker’s injury is repetitive trauma, the deadline to give notice to the employer is 90 days. The injured employee has two years from the date of the accident to file a claim with the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commission (SCWCC). If the employee dies as a result of their work-related injuries, the filing deadline is two years from the date. An employee that fails to file their worker’s compensation with the Commission within the statute of limitations, then they are barred from obtaining compensation.

An injured employee has the option to file a claim with the SCWCC, if:

  • The employer does not report the accident;
  • The employer denies the accident claim and injury; or
  • The employee believes that they did not receive all of their entitled workers’ compensation benefits.

The injury or illness the employee suffered at work may require medical treatment. The employer must pay for all necessary medical treatment for up to ten weeks from the date of the injury. The medical coverage for treatment and supplies arising from the work accident includes:

  • Hospitalization
  • Surgery
  • Medical supplies
  • Prosthetic device
  • Eyeglasses
  • Hearing aid

The employee will receive a weekly wage compensation if they are out-of-work for more than seven days. If an employee misses work due to injury for 14 days, they will also receive compensation for the first seven days. Workers’ compensation payments end when a doctor releases the employee to return to work. However, workers’ compensation payments may continue if it is determined that the employee has a temporary or permanent disability.

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An employee may have a workers’ compensation claim if they suffer an on-the-job injury or illness. The employee must notify their employer immediately of the accident. Unless the worker’s injury is repetitive trauma, the deadline to give notice to the employer is 90 days. The injured employee has two years from the date of the accident to file a claim with the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commission (SCWCC). If the employee dies as a result of their work-related injuries, the filing deadline is two years from the date. An employee that fails to file their worker’s compensation with the Commission within the statute of limitations, then they are barred from obtaining compensation.

An injured employee has the option to file a claim with the SCWCC, if:

  • The employer does not report the accident;
  • The employer denies the accident claim and injury; or
  • The employee believes that they did not receive all of their entitled workers’ compensation benefits.

The injury or illness the employee suffered at work may require medical treatment. The employer must pay for all necessary medical treatment for up to ten weeks from the date of the injury. The medical coverage for treatment and supplies arising from the work accident includes:

  • Hospitalization
  • Surgery
  • Medical supplies
  • Prosthetic device
  • Eyeglasses
  • Hearing aid

The employee will receive a weekly wage compensation if they are out-of-work for more than seven days. If an employee misses work due to injury for 14 days, they will also receive compensation for the first seven days. Workers’ compensation payments end when a doctor releases the employee to return to work. However, workers’ compensation payments may continue if it is determined that the employee has a temporary or permanent disability.

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