Imagine going to work every day and knowing that there are hazards all around you. For the most part, you and your colleagues are familiar with the hazards and have been trained to avoid them. You always wear your personal protective gear, and you make sure to communicate well to avoid accidents.
If your employer is refusing to help you file a claim for workers' compensation, you may feel that you are in a no-win situation. If you keep pressing for the claim, you worry that you could lose your job in the future. If you don't keep pressing for the claim, you'll suffer the financial consequences.
Living and working in South Carolina, there is a chance that you could get hurt on the job and need to seek care. If that's the case, you should know how to file your workers' compensation claim.
Workers' compensation is a form of insurance that is purchased by employers throughout South Carolina and the rest of the country. Each state has its own workers' compensation laws and system that employers must enter into based on the number of employees on their payroll. Today, we will take a brief look at workers' compensation regulations so you have an understanding of the law.