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South Carolina Workers' Compensation Law Blog

South Carolina Workers Compensation Attorneys Blog consists of news stories and helpful suggestions when dealing with a workers compensation claim.

Workers Comp Costs More for Less Benefits

Study Finds Workers Comp Costs Increasing While Benefits are Falling A new study by the National Academy of Social Insurance states that workers compensation is becoming more expensive for businesses while insurance companies are providing fewer benefits to injured workers and their families.  The study analyzed data from 2009 to 2013, and found a … [Read more...]

When to Request an Independent Medical Examination

Maximum Medical Improvement and the Independent Medical Examinations If you, or someone you love, have been injured on the job, you know that injured workers in South Carolina are entitled to workers compensation benefits, including medical treatment. Maximum Medical Improvement You may also recognize that an injured worker will likely to reach … [Read more...]

Major Companies Attempt to Eliminate Workers Comp Coverage

Major Retailers like Walmart, Norstrom Advocate To Privatize Workers Comp Coverage Workers compensation was set up as a form of insurance, managed by the state, that businesses pay into to help workers when they are injured on the job. Workers comp is especially important for employees of dangerous jobs like nursing and construction … [Read more...]

Floor Wax Allergy Leads to Workers Comp Benefits for Nurse

Nurse Will Get Workers Comp for Allergy to Floor Wax that Caused her to Leave Job At her previous job, a nurse developed asthma and other serious respiratory symptoms that required her to be hospitalized for treatment, and eventually leave her job. Although she is now in another nursing position, a Pennsylvania appellate court ruled that she … [Read more...]

SC Exotic Dancer Due Workers Comp Benefits

Exotic Dancer Deemed Employee, Entitled to SC Workers Comp Benefits For years, workers in a number of professions have been classified, paid, and treated as independent contractors. Although many workers have challenged the classification, until recently, courts have been reluctant to reclassify an independent contractor as an employee. The … [Read more...]

McDonald’s Employees Allege Labor Violations

Numerous Labor Violations at McDonald’s Franchises Put Employees at Risk A group fighting for a $15 minimum wage, especially for notoriously low-paid McDonald’s employees, said on Monday, March 16th that it will file a series of health and safety complaints because of numerous labor violations that have put McDonald’s workers at risk of serious … [Read more...]

OSHA Investigating Workplace Accident

Workplace Accident Could Be the Result of OSHA Violations An incident at a construction site led a worker to fall 15 feet and become impaled on a metal rod. Now, OSHA is investigating the workplace accident to determine if any violations could lead not only to workers comp claims, but to federal prosecution. The Occupational Safety and Health … [Read more...]

W.Va Mine Fatality Raises Concerns on Worker Safety, Workers Comp Death Benefits

West Virginia Mine Cited Before Fatal Mine Accident, Workers Comp Death Benefits in Question On Sunday, March 8th, a mine in West Virginia suffered a fatal accident that killed one worker and injured two others. Workers compensation questions arise, but worker safety is also seriously in question, as investigations reveal that the mine was cited … [Read more...]

SC Struggles with Construction Accidents and Work Site Safety

State Senator Calls for More Awareness in SC of Construction Accidents and Work Site Safety Another construction accident occurred earlier this week involving a construction worker with the South Carolina Department of Transportation died in a fatal accident at a work site. This gives rise to a claim for South Carolina Workers Compensation Death … [Read more...]

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