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What does Partial Disability mean under South Carolina’s workers’ compensation law?

Partial Disability: This category of wage benefits is dictated by whether the partial disability is temporary or permanent. If your partial disability is of a temporary nature, then you can receive weekly wage benefits of two-thirds of your average weekly wage for a maximum of 340 week (approximately 6.5 years). Obviously, if your injuries recover and you can return back to work without restrictions, then your weekly benefits will stop as soon as you return to work. With permanent partial disability, some categories of injuries will automatically grant you a specific amount of weeks of wage benefits, regardless if you are out of work or not. Some examples of permanent partial disability benefits include:

  • 65 weeks of payments for losing a thumb
  • 32 weeks for losing a big toe
  • 10 weeks for losing any other toe
  • 220 weeks for losing an arm
  • 195 weeks for losing a leg
  • 300 weeks for losing 1 to 49 percent of the use of your back
  • 140 weeks for losing vision in an eye (or losing the eye)

If you are injured at work, the best thing to do is to contact the workers’ compensation lawyers at the Steinberg Law Firm. We have helped hundreds of injured workers get the benefits they deserve and helped to protect them and their families from financial ruin. There is no downside to contacting us to help you with your work injury claim. The initial consultation is free.

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Partial Disability: This category of wage benefits is dictated by whether the partial disability is temporary or permanent. If your partial disability is of a temporary nature, then you can receive weekly wage benefits of two-thirds of your average weekly wage for a maximum of 340 week (approximately 6.5 years). Obviously, if your injuries recover and you can return back to work without restrictions, then your weekly benefits will stop as soon as you return to work. With permanent partial disability, some categories of injuries will automatically grant you a specific amount of weeks of wage benefits, regardless if you are out of work or not. Some examples of permanent partial disability benefits include:

  • 65 weeks of payments for losing a thumb
  • 32 weeks for losing a big toe
  • 10 weeks for losing any other toe
  • 220 weeks for losing an arm
  • 195 weeks for losing a leg
  • 300 weeks for losing 1 to 49 percent of the use of your back
  • 140 weeks for losing vision in an eye (or losing the eye)

If you are injured at work, the best thing to do is to contact the workers’ compensation lawyers at the Steinberg Law Firm. We have helped hundreds of injured workers get the benefits they deserve and helped to protect them and their families from financial ruin. There is no downside to contacting us to help you with your work injury claim. The initial consultation is free.

Other Workers’ Compensation FAQs:

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