|Watch this video to learn about workers' compensation claims in North Augusta. Contact Nimmons Malchow Johnson to schedule a free consultation.|
|What is important to know about workers' compensation in North Augusta?|
I had a client call me who had been injured working at the Kimberly-Clark Plant in Beech Island, South Carolina. She asked me what’s important to know about benefits under the workers’ compensation system in South Carolina. If you’re reading this, you may have similar questions. I’ll tell you what I shared with the client. In the state of South Carolina, you’re entitled to three benefits if you’re injured at work: lost wages, medical benefits, and a permanent impairment rating at the end of your case.
In regard to your wages, you’re entitled to two-thirds of your average weekly wage for however long a doctor says, “no work” or “light duty work” and the employer cannot accommodate your limitations. You’re entitled to medical benefits with the doctor that the employer chooses to treat you for your work injuries. When the doctor releases you and states that you’re at maximum medical improvement, if you still have permanent limitations, the doctor will give you a permanent impairment rating. At that point, you’re entitled to compensation as a result of that permanent impairment rating assigned by the doctor, and that can be also enhanced or increased by a commissioner at a hearing.
If you have any questions about your South Carolina workers’ compensation case, give us a call. We’d be happy to help.
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