Frequently Asked Question – Will I be terminated if I file a Workers’ Compensation Claim?

The Workers’ Compensation Act is a no-fault system that provides relief for injured workers. In compensable cases, the workers’ compensation Carrier will provide medical care and payment of compensation while an injured employee is out of work.  Unfortunately, many injured workers are afraid to file for benefits for fear of termination.  S.C. Code Ann. §…


2017 Workers’ Compensation Update

The South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commission issued the approved maximum weekly compensation rate at $806.92 for injuries arising on or after January 1, 2017. This information was obtained by the South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce certifying the states average weekly wage. The Commission has approved new mileage rate of 53.5 centers per mile…


Repetitive Trauma Injuries

Carpal tunnel, trigger finger/thumb and shoulder injuries.  These are just a few of the different types of repetitive trauma injuries that I have seen over the past 18 years practicing workers’ compensation law.  A majority of those injuries are denied by the insurance company.  Years ago, the South Carolina Court of Appeals ruled in Pee…