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Can You Sue a Co-Worker Who Caused a Work Injury?

Can you sue a co-worker who causes an on-the-job injury? If you are in an on-the-clock car wreck caused by a third party, you may be able to sue the at-fault driver and file a workers’ compensation claim with your employer, although you cannot collect…

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When Does Fraud in the Application Bar Workers’ Compensation Benefits?

When is fraud in the application a valid defense that would allow an insurance company to refuse to pay workers’ compensation benefits? Insurance companies will do everything possible to deny or limit your workers’ compensation claim – including accusing you of lying on your employment…

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SC Workers’ Compensation Law: What is the Statutory Employee Doctrine?

What is SC’s statutory employee doctrine, and how could it affect your workers’ compensation case? In the past, employers have been considered immune from lawsuits by the employees of contractors and subcontractors under SC Code § 42-1-400 and 410’s “statutory employee doctrine,” which the SC…

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Common Problems with Workers’ Compensation Claims in SC

What are some of the more common problems with workers’ compensation claims in SC? Worker’s compensation insurance is mandated by law for many SC businesses – it is a supposedly fair compromise between the interests of workers and the interests of employers: you will be…

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Different types of workers’ compensation benefits in sc

If you are injured on the job or suffer an occupational illness, you are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits – but what are the different types of workers’ compensation benefits in SC? Depending on the nature of your injuries, whether the injuries’ effects are temporary…

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Workers’ compensation and car accidents in sc – should you file a workers’ comp claim or a civil lawsuit?

What happens if you are involved in a car accident on the job that was caused by someone else’s negligence? In most cases, you cannot sue your employer when you are injured on the job. Your compensation is limited to workers’ compensation benefits – a…

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Can i get workers’ compensation benefits in sc if i fail a drug test?

Can you get workers’ compensation benefits if you fail a drug test? Many employers will give random drug screens to employees – and get a discount on their workers’ comp insurance policies for complying with the requirements for a “drug-free workplace.” Employers will also drug…

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Workers’ compensation in sc: what are temporary benefits and how do you get them?

If you have been injured on the job and are unable to work, you may be entitled to temporary benefits through your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance. In this article, we will cover the basics of temporary benefits in SC, including: What temporary benefits mean under…

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How long do workers’ compensation benefits last in sc?

How long do workers’ compensation benefits last in SC? Assuming you do not resolve your case with a lump-sum settlement, how long your workers’ compensation benefits will last depends on the type of injury you suffered, the severity of your injuries, and, more importantly, when…

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How do you get permanent disability benefits through worker’s compensation in sc?

How do you get permanent disability benefits through workers’ compensation insurance if you have been severely injured on your job? After reporting your injury to your employer and receiving emergency medical care, you should begin receiving temporary benefits from workers’ comp, unless your employer denies…

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